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Eddie’s Boy Sprints clear for Super Newbury success

Archie Watson’s Eddie’s Boy barely broke sweat as he bolted up in Newbury’s Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes on Saturday afternoon.

A winner on the all-weather at Southwell on debut, the son of Havana Grey has had to settle for a supporting role in his next three starts. He was second to the handy Remarkable Force at Musselburgh before finishing third behind Little Big Bear in a red-hot renewal of the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The Middleham Park Racing-owned youngster was on the podium once again in the Dragon Stakes at Sandown, but there was no doubt about who was going to take centre stage on a sunny afternoon in Berkshire.

Drawn in stall 21 of 21, the colt never left the stands rail as the 15-2 chance blazed a trail up the nearside to record a convincing victory from 80-1 runner-up Woolhampton and Rogue Spirit in third.

Watson: “That was great. He ran a very good race at Ascot and showed loads of speed there. He led the Wesley Ward horse there and kicked a furlong and a half down and it was only two very good horses who came and got him.

“They came a bit wide of him on both sides and Hollie felt he was still a bit green that day. We ran him in the Dragonand he was always a little bit intimidated by the winner on the rail, so I was always thinking a quick five here, with plenty of room, would suit him ideally.

“He just went straight line and the one thing I didn’t want to do was be trapped on the rail, but as soon as nothing was able to come forward with us, then it was a straightforward job for Hollie.

“She kicked him in the belly a long way down and he responded. He was very tough and we are delighted for the owners. It is the first year we have had horses for Middleham Park and all three have won and this one has won the Super Sprint, so it is going all right.

“He is a little bit lazy at home, so for a while we thought he might be a six-furlong horse. He was probably just taking the mickey a bit and was working with Bradsell, who is a very good horse. He turns it on on the racecourse.”

Watson will now take a step up in class with his charge.

He added: “He is very quick, so you have to consider a race like the Molecomb. It is just under a couple of weeks away, so we will just see how he is, but the Molecomb, Flying Childers, those sort of affairs. He is in the Nunthorpe and Tom Palin said he would be scratched if he didn’t run well today – but he has won well, so we might just leave him in.”

Hollie Doyle aboard Eddie's Boy
Hollie Doyle aboard Eddie’s Boy (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Doyle felt Eddie’s Boy had shown plenty of determination.

She said: “I just wanted to get him out and get him in his own space. If he gets crowded or anything like that he tends to hang a little bit, so he quite enjoyed having a little bit of room today. He tried really hard and put his head down when it mattered.

“I came off it quite a long way out and you are always quite vulnerable, but he responded well for pressure,. He hit a flat spot between the three and two (furlong markers) and it is always worrying when you hit a flat spot, but a furlong out he went again. Nothing was in front of me at any stage.”

Rod Millman was delighted with the performance of the runner-up.

He said: “We felt this was a stronger renewal than it was when Betty’s Hope won in 2019 and while my two had chances of getting in the prize money, we thought that was the best we could hope for. But I am delighted with Woolhampton. She is a very good filly and she stayed on nicely.”

Sat TV Trends: 16th July 2022

This Saturday we’ve another busy day of LIVE ITV Racing with the cameras heading to Market Rasen and Newbury to take in seven races across the two venues.

At Market Rasen over the sticks it’s their biggest day of the season with the Unibet Summer Plate Chase (3.14) and Unibet Summer Handicap Hurdle (2.41) the feature contests.

Then at Newbury, the Group Three Hackwood Stakes (2.56) tops the bill - a race 15 of the last 18 winners were aged 5 or younger.

Like all big race days, we’ve got the LIVE races covered with key trends and stats – use these to whittle down the runners and find the best profile of past winners.

Newbury Horse Racing Trends


1.50 - bet365 Stakes (Reg as the Steventon Stakes) (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f ITV

13/17 – Had raced within the last 6 weeks
12/17 – Placed favourites
12/17 – Winning distance – 1 length or  more
12/17 – Priced 4/1 or shorter in the betting
11/17 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
11/17 – Had won over 1m2f or further before
9/17 – Had run at the track before
7/17 – Winning favourites
6/17 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
6/17 – Had won a Group race before
5/17 – Winners from stall 1
3/17 – Won last time out
2/17 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
2/17 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
Godolphin have won 5 of the last 12 runnings


2.21 – Highclere Castle Gin Cup Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m 1/2f ITV

Just four previous runnings
4/4 – Aged 5 or 6 years-old
3/4 - Carried 8-12 or more in weight
1/4 – Winning favourites
Scaramanga (13/2) won the race in 2021, Paul Nicholls
Reshoun (14/1) won the race in 2020, Ian Williams
Withhold (17/2) won the race in 2019, Roger Charlton
Stratum (11/4 fav) won the race in 2018, Willie Mullins

2.56 - bet365 Hackwood Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f ITV

17/18 – Won over 6f before
15/18 – Aged 5 or younger
13/18 – Priced 15/2 or shorter in the betting
13/18 – Had won 4 or more times before
11/18 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
11/18 – Placed favourites
7/18 – Had won a Group race before
7/18 – Winning favourites
6/18 – Ran at Ascot last time out
6/18 – Won last time out
3/18 – Winners from stall 8
2/18 – Trained by Hughie Morrison
2/18 – Trained by William Haggas
2/18 – Trained by Charles Hills (2 of last 7)
2/18 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
2/18 – Winners from stall 1
Happy Romance (11/1) won the race in 2021
8 of the last 11 winners returned 4/1 or shorter in the betting


3.30 - Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV

16/18 – Had raced within the last 4 weeks
15/18 – Had won over 5f before
14/18 – Won 1-2 times before
13/18 – Winning distance – 1 length or less
12/18 – Favourites placed in the top 4
11/18 – Won by a Feb or March foal
10/18 – Irish bred winners
9/18 – Won by a filly
9/18 – Won last time out
7/18 – Raced at Ascot last time out
7/18 – Trained by the Richard Hannon yard
5/18 – Winning favourites
3/18 – Winners from stall 1
Richard Hannon has trained the winner in 2014, 2018, 2020 & 2021
Richard Fahey has trained the winner in 2013, 2015 and 2017

Market Rasen Horse Racing Trends


2.06 – Unibet Horserace Betting Operator Of The Year Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 2) (4yo+ 0-150) 2m7f ITV

7 previous runnings
7/7 - Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
7/7 - Ran in the last 6 weeks
7/7 - Won between 2-5 times (hurdles)
6/7 - Aged 8 or younger
5/7 - Carried 11-0 or less in weight
5/7 - Irish bred
5/7 - Won over 3m+ hurdles before
4/7 - Rated between 126-134
3/7 - Unplaced last time out
2/7 - Had run at the track before
1/7 - Winning favourites
The average winning SP in the last 6 runnings is 5/1


2.41 – Unibet 15 To Go Summer Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m 1/2f ITV

 17/20 – Had run within the last 4 weeks
15/20 – Aged either 5 or 6 years-old
15/20 – Had won over at least 2m1f over hurdles before
13/20 – Had won 2 or more times already over hurdles
11/20 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
6/20 – Had run at Market Rasen before
3/20 – Winning favourites
2/20 – Won by the Pipe stable
14 of the last 15 winners carried 11-5 or less
11 of the last 16 winners carried 11-0 or less
4 of the last 10 winners were ridden by a claiming jockey
9 of the last 16 winners retuned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
Red Force One (5/1) won the race in 2020


3.14 – Unibet Summer Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m5 1/2f ITV

19/20 – Had run within the last 3 months
18/20 – Had won over at least 2m3f (chase) before
17/20 – Aged 7 or older
14/20 – Had won 2 or more chases before
14/20 – Carried 10-13 or less
14/20 – Had run at Market Rasen before
13/20 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
11/20 – Won their previous race
7/20 – Winning favourites (3 joint)
6/20 – Trained by Peter Bowen
4/20 – Ran at Stratford last time out
3/20 – Trained by the Pipe stable
2/20 – Ran at Ffos Las last time out (2 of the last 11)
2/20 – Ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies
Francky Du Berlais (11/1) won the race in 2021
Trainer Jonjo O’Neill won the race in 2009 and 2014
11 of the last 14 winners were aged between 7-9 years-old
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 9/1