Bunbury Cup 2019
CLASS 2 HERITAGE HANDICAP
LAST 22 RUNNINGS
5 favs have won and 1 second fav has won.
18 came from the first 8 in the betting
Winners at 25/1 & 20/1 but the other 20 were 16/1 or less
All winners carried between 8 – 8 and 9 – 10.
Official Rating (OR)
All winners had an Official rating between 86 – 105
20 winners were aged 4-7
4yo's are best for winners with 8 – 144 ( 6% )
5yo's are 5 -105 (5%)
6yo's have the best strike rate of 7% with 5-73
21/22 winners have run 5 – 13 times in the last year
All winners have ran between 2 and 6 times that season.
20/22 won between 7f and 8 1/2f
20/22 winners won at the distance (7f)
All winners have last ran within . 8 – 60 days.
16/22 finished in the 1st 8 last time out.
14/22 finished in the 1st 6 last time out – only 2 won!
Only MINE won this more than once- as a 5, 7 & 8yo
Best trial race for the Bunbury is The Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot ( 7 winners came from that race).
VALE OF KENT was 2.5L seventh with SO BELOVED a further 3/4L ninth.
Richard Fahey has won this 3 times in the last 8 years.
Michael Wigham is 4/12 at the course and his 4yo+ runners are 3/9 here
Mark Johnston is 12/39 here on the Newmarket July course
Shane Kelly is 1/3 riding for Roger Fell
Not an awful lot of clues really. I have a shortlist of 3 but, in truth, any one of 10 could win.
Last year's winner, BURNT SUGAR has to be on the shortlist.
Mine landed this for the second of his three runs as a 7yo (2-37, 5%), so not impossible to win back to back
ZAP is trained by the race's top trainer, Richard Fahey, who has won 3 of the last 8 renewals. Fits most of the trends except , at the current price of22/1, would be the second highest priced winner in 23 years.
Been backed from 33/1 though, and if going 16/1 or less would be very interesting.
VALE OF KENT finished a close seventh in by far the best trial.
8th last time not ideal, but within the trends limits and is trained by Mark Johnston who is 12/39 here with his 4yo+ runners here. Als no harm that Frankie takes the ride – as he did on one of Johnston's 2 winners today, to add to his winner on Thursday,
In an uninspiring trends race (other than the good record (7 winners) runners from the Royal Hunt Cup, I am taking Mark Johnston to maintain his good record at the course and at this meeting.
Half point each way – VALE OF KENT @ 12/1 Boylesport (will pay out on BOG prices on bets taken tonight.
VALE OF KENT was backed in from 12's to 13/2. Made all and won with something in hand.
A good advertisement for the Ryoal Hunt Cup form.