The popular ‘Cup Horse’ Stradivarius is a NON-RUNNER in today’s Group Two Lonsdale Cup at the York Ebor Festival, due to a bruised foot. This has shaken-up the 2022 Lonsdale Cup betting market, with the Alan King-trained Trueshan now the clear favourite (see new market and runners below).
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What Date Is The 2022 Lonsdale Cup Stakes?
The Group Two Lonsdale Cup is a 2m 1/2f race staged at the York Ebor Festival in August.
📅Date: Friday 19th August 2022, 2.25pm
💰 Winner: £141,775 (Group 2)
📺 TV: ITV / Racing TV
Stradivarius Out Of Lonsdale Cup With Foot Injury
The 8 year-old Stradivarius had been all the rage in the betting for today’s Lonsdale Cup (2:25pm) on the third day of the York Ebor Festival, but racing fans are waking up this morning with the news the popular cup horse WON’T be running in today’ Group Two contest.
It’s a race Strady was looking to win for a remarkable fourth time and he was also putting his unbeaten York record on the line – having raced on the Knavesmire six times and never tasted defeat.
The news broke at 5:56am this morning after a routine check on the horse found he’d suffered a bruised foot.
John Gosden said to the Racing Post: “We did a routine check at 5am and found he had heat in his foot. We didn’t mess about and spoke to the owner and took him out sharpish before the box left at 5.30. It’s unfortunate but he’s never missed a dance in his life.”
This meant the bookies were having to quickly amend the 2022 Lonsdale Cup betting market with the favourite now a non-runner – with the Alan King-trained TRUESHAN, who was a close third behind Strady in the Goodwood Cup last time out, now elevated to the top spot in the betting @ 4/5 with BetUK.
Next up in the market is the Andrew Balding-trained Coltrane @ 33/10 with BetUK.
With the hat-trick-seeking Quickthorn and Brian Ellison runner Tashkhan both at @ 7/1 with BetUK.
There Could Be A Further Lonsdale Cup Twist
Today’s Lonsdale Cup could also face a further twist as the day moves on as the new market leader – Trueshan, with Hollie Doyle booked to ride, is still not a certain runner. It’s no secret the horse likes it better with some cut underfoot and all week his trainer Alan King has expressed fears the ground may be too quick and the track has received no measurable rain overnight.
It’s a ‘watch this space’ story as the hours tick by toward the start of the race at 2:25pm. Should Trueshan come out, then we’d see Coltrane as the new Lonsdale Cup favourite.
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2022 Lonsdale Cup Betting and Full Runners
See below the full runners entered for the 2022 Lonsdale Cup Stakes on Friday 19th Aug, plus we take a look at the latest Lonsdale Cup Stakes Betting market.
All odds correct as of 07:53 BST on Thurs 19 Aug and subject to change
2022 Lonsdale Cup Trends and Stats
- 16/18 – Priced 8/1 or shorter
- 16/18 – Had 4 or more career wins
- 15/18 – Had won over 1m6f or further before
- 14/18 – Favourites placed
- 14/18 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
- 13/18 – Didn’t win last time out
- 13/18 – Raced 3 or more times that season
- 13/18 – Won a Listed or better class race before
- 11/19 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
- 10/18 – Had run at York before (9 won)
- 6/18 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
- 1/18 – Winners from stall 1
- Stradivarius (4/11) won the race in 2021, 2018 and 2019
Recent Lonsdale Cup Winners
- 2021 – STRADIVARIUS (4/6 fav)
- 2020 – ENBIHAAR (15/8 fav)
- 2019 – STRADIVARIUS (4/9 fav)
- 2018 – STRADIVARIUS (4/11 fav)
- 2017 – MONTALY (16/1)
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