Sprint Cup Betting Preview And Tips
Harry Angel disappointed when favourite for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, but the Clive Cox-trained speedball will aim to bounce back to form on Saturday and is sitting at the head of the latest Sprint Cup Odds, as a classy field of sprinters go into battle at Haydock Park.
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Sprint Cup Odds
A runaway four-length winner of the race 12 months ago, Harry Angel showed he still possesses all his qualities on his comeback when he cruised to victory in the Duke Of York Stakes earlier in the season, and if he can show the sort of form he showed in last year's Sprint Cup then he's entitled to be the 5/4 favourite with Paddy Power bookmakers.
If he turns up at his best, Harry Angel will prove to be far too good for his opponents, but if he fails to fire like he did at Ascot then there will be a whole host of classy rivals looking to bag this coveted Group 1 prize and Sir Dancealot is chasing a hat-trick of wins, and could be a premier danger.
A fine fourth in the July Cup, David Elsworth's charge has won a brace of Group 2 events recently, so could be a cracking each-way bet at 8/1 with Betfair Sportsbook, while The Tin Man is another with top notch form in the book, and at 8/1 with Betfred is another that is sure to play a prominent role.
James Garfield was last seen finishing second in the Group 1 Prix Maurice De Gheest in France last time out, and the 9/1 chance with Coral could run well here, while Tasleet (10/1 with Paddy Power) is another prominent figure in the betting that should put up a bold effort.
Sprint Cup Tips
With Harry Angel dominating the betting then there could be scope for each-way punters to get stuck into the Sprint Cup, and it's Kevin Ryan's Brando that makes the most appeal when trying to unearth a value alternative to the favourite, who will be a tough nut to crack on Saturday afternoon.
Ninth in the race last year, Brando appears to be in much better form this season and finished a fine second to Harry Angel in the Duke Of York, and a repeat of that effort would mean the 12/1 with Betway is far too big to miss from an each-way perspective.
He failed to fire in France last time out, but had previously run a huge race when second in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket, so if he can bounce back from his European flop last time out then Ryan's six-year-old can go close in what is a fascinating renewal.