Haydock Sprint Cup runner-by-runner guide to Saturday’s 3.30 Group 1 race

Paddy's ultimate guide to the Haydock Sprint Cup runners.

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Art Power

Trainer: Tim Easterby Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Age: 4 Weight: 9st 3lbs

Yet to score in 2021 but in the frame in Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot and July Cup at Newmarket. Below par in Goodwood’s KIng George Stakes last time though and best form is on softer ground.


Emaraaty Ana

Trainer: Kevin Ryan Jockey: Andrea Atzeni Age: 5 Weight: 9st 3lbs

Back to winning ways in Hamilton conditions event in July before excelling himself when runner-up to Winter Power in Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Effective at 6f too, so he’s one for the shortlist.


Trainer: Charles Hills Jockey: Richard Kingscote Age: 5 Weight: 9st 3lbs

Smart sprinter who bagged his second success of 2021 in Group 3 at Deauville (6f) 6 days ago by 1¼ lengths from Duhail. This demands a clear personal best, though.

Glen Shiel

Trainer: Archie Watson Jockey: Hollie Doyle Age: 7 Weight: 9st 3lbs

Runner-up in this event 12 months ago and posted another smart effort when second in Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot. Rare below-par run in Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville but sort to bounce back.


Trainer: Ed Walker Jockey: Tom Marquand Age: 4 Weight: 9st 3lbs

Confirmed himself a high-class sprinter when landing July Cup at Newmarket. Below-par third on softer ground in Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville since but can bounce back in style now. Big player.


Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: Daniel Tudhope Age: 7 Weight: 9st 3lbs

Smart gelding who recorded his third win of 2021 in 6f listed race at Newmarket 7 days ago. C&D winner too, so he’s no forlorn hope for place purposes.

Creative Force

Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age: 3 Weight: 9st 1lbs

Has flourished this term, completing a four-timer in Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot. Good fifth to Starman in July Cup before runner-up in Goodwood’s Lennox Stakes. Can make presence felt again.

Nando Parrado

Trainer: Clive Cox Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 3 Weight: 9st 1lbs

150/1 winner of Coventry at Royal Ascot in 2020. Showed that was no fluke when fifth in first-time blinkers in Hungerford Stakes at Newbury (7f) 21 days ago but he has plenty on his plate here.


Trainer: Clive Cox Jockey: Adam Kirby Age: 3 Weight: 9st 1lbs

Recorded notable wins in the Richmond and Middle Park as a juvenile but well below par in Ascot’s Pavilion Stakes and Newmarket’s July Cup (blinkered) this season. Has questions to answer now.

Chil Chil

Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: David Probert Age: 5 Weight: 9st 0lbs

Has continued her improvement this term, winning Group 3 at Newcastle and solid efforts in July Cup at Newmarket and Nunthorpe Stakes at York. She’s no forlorn hope back at 6f.

Happy Romance

Trainer: Richard Hannon Jockey: Sean Levey Age: 3 Weight: 8st 12lbs

Smart filly who arrives on the back of a career-best win in Hackwood Stakes at Newbury (6f) 29 days ago. Another big step forward is required here, however.



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