Super Sprint Stakes Tips and Betting Offers, Newbury, 22nd July 2017

As per usual a large field has been declared for the Super Sprint Stakes, this time featuring 25 runners for the five furlong and 34 yard contest. It is a conditions race with horses awarded differing weights depending on how much they were auctioned for as yearlings. Additional allowances and penalties apply too and the weights can make all the difference in such a tightly contested affair.

Super Sprint Stakes Betting Tips and Offers

Super Sprint Stakes Betting Offers

Two strong performances at Class 2 and Listed level last month has helped put Maggies Angel (5/1, Bet365) at the top of the betting for this race. The most recent was over six furlongs but dropping back down to the minimum distance should not be a problem. She boasts the highest official rating among the field but due to the rules of the race, she will only race six pounds higher than the minimum weight. With the ground also looking to work in the fillies’ favour, you can’t argue she’s not a strong option.

A slight more tempting alternative however is the longer priced Mother of Dragons. Her fifteenth place finish last month can be forgiven as it came amongst a high class field in the Group 2 Queen Mary stakes. She’s previously showed enough in the lower levels to make you think that a Class 2 outing won’t be beyond her. Joseph Tuite’s horses are not far from profit on a level stakes bet this season and it seems that his horses tend to be undervalued. The real kicker though is that the filly will carry the minimum weight on Saturday and this could be enough to give her the win.

Requinto Dawn is making his first appearance since being gelded and it will be interesting to see how he responds. There’s no real way of knowing whether it will be a help or a hindrance but it’s fair to assume that Richard Fahey knows what he is dong. The two-year-old was well regarded prior, beginning each of his three starts as the favourite and winning one of them. The win came on his debut in April at Doncaster on good to soft going which is what is predicted for Newbury on Saturday so the ground should be to his liking.

Richard Hannon senior saddled seven winners in this race since its 1991 introduction and his son wasted no time doing the same, winning with Tiggy Wiggy three years ago. None of this three entries this time are fancied by the bookies but dark horses have surprised us before, most notably 100/1 shot Lady Livius in 2005. With the Hannon family having plenty of juvenile success in the past, a small side bet on Zalshah doesn’t look a bad shout. The colt is yet to break his maiden but has come reasonably close on a couple of occasions and at 33/1 with BetVictor, a place finish would offer some good returns.