Spring Cup

The Lingfield Spring Cup is a listed race for three-year-olds over seven furlongs.

It is held in late February or early March and was first run in 2003.

The most famous winner to date was Paco Boy in 2008. His subsequent career wins included the Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes. Other high-class winners include Dubawi Gold (2011) and Ertijaal (2014).

Find out more about the Lingfield Spring Cup

Spring Cup

Race Overview – The Lingfield Spring Cup

The 32Red Spring Cup is a Listed flat horse race that is only open to three-year-old horses.

It is planned to take place every year in late February or early March at Lingfield over a distance of 7 furlongs and 1 yard (1,409 metres).

Spring Cup 2023 Odds

The Spring Cup odds are listed below:

3.06 Lingfield (Race 4) - BOG
  • Date: Saturday 4th of March 2023
  • Time: 15:06
  • Details: 5 Runners Flat Flat 0m 7f 1y
2 Iconic Moment
4 Shouldvebeenaring
7 Minnetonka
3 New Definition
5 Tenjin

Spring Cup Tips

The Spring Cup tips are below:

2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

Many Spring Cup horses will race in more races throughout the years. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.

If you are looking for more racing tips for events taking place at Lingfield Racecourse then check out our Lingfield racing tips page.

Spring Cup Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2003MembershipFrankie DettoriClive Brittain1:23.93
2004RosencransFrankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:23.64
2005Party BossRichard HughesClive Brittain1:25.03
2006Kingsgate PrinceRichard QuinnJohn Best1:24.10
2007Hinton AdmiralJean-Pierre GuillambertMark Johnston1:23.21
2008Paco BoyRichard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.1:25.00
2009NashmiahJamie SpencerClive Brittain1:23.68
2010Classic ColoriRichard KingscoteTom Dascombe1:23.54
2011Dubawi GoldJimmy FortuneRichard Hannon Sr.1:23.74
2012GustoRyan MooreRichard Hannon Sr.1:23.93
2013TeophilipAndrea AtzeniMarco Botti1:23.28
2014ErtijaalPaul HanaganWilliam Haggas1:22.72
2015Lexington TimesRichard HughesRichard Hannon Jr.1:24.69
2016HaalickJack MitchellRoger Varian1:22.28
2017Second ThoughtRobert WinstonWilliam Haggas1:22.10
2018HeadwayJames DoyleWilliam Haggas1:24.07
2019FanaarJim CrowleyWilliam Haggas1:23.44
2020MalotruAndrea AtzeniMarco Botti1:22.75
2021Apollo OneMartin HarleyPeter Charalambous1:24.47
2022El CaballoSam JamesKarl Burke1:22.76
2023Iconic MomentRossa RyanJames Tate1:23.16

Spring Cup Previous Result

Famous Lingfield Spring Cup Winners

The inaugural running of the Spring Cup was won by Membership, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Frankie Dettori. The Italian made it two out of two the following season aboard Rosencrans for Saeed bin Suroor.

Paco Boy won here in 2008, trained by Richard Hannon Senior and ridden by Richard Hughes. He followed up in the Greenham Stakes and later added the Betfair Cup at Goodwood and the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury. He ended his three-year-old season with a win in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.

In 2009 he won the Sandown Mile and the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. He repeated his Sandown victory in 2010 and won the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes. He was retired to stud with career earnings of more than £1 million and eleven wins from 24 races.

2011 winner Dubawi Gold belied his odds of 33-1 to finish runner-up to Frankel in the 2000 Guineas. He gained his biggest success in the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood. 2022 winner El Caballo won the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock but disappointed when favourite for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

Key Lingfield Spring Cup Trials

There are no obvious trials for the Spring Cup. It has featured a wide range of three-year-olds from those who were successful  on turf at two to rapidly improving horses with form on the all-weather. The All-Weather Championships is often the next target with Second Thought (2017) and El Caballo (2022) winning both races. An impressive victory in this event can open the door to Group races and most winners have gone on to some success on turf during the summer.

Lingfield Spring Cup Betting Trends

The last five favourites have all won this race. Second Thought (11-8), Corinthia Knight (5-4), Transcendent (11-4), Diligent Harry (2021) and El Caballo (13-8) all justified market support. El Caballo (110) was the highest rated winner of those, rated just 1lb higher than Diligent Harry.

Lingfield Spring Cup – Top Trainers and Jockeys

William Haggas is the trainer to follow in the Lingfield Spring Cup. He has won it four times; Ertijaal (2014), Second Thought (2017), Headway (2018) and Fanaar (2019). He has moved one ahead of Richard Hannon Senior who won it three times; Paco Boy (2008), Dubawi Gold (2011) and Gusto (2012). Richard Hannon Junior kept up the family tradition with Lexington Times in 2015. Richard Hughes remains the most successful jockey with three winners.

Betting on the Lingfield Spring Cup

This race has produced several fascinating winners who have gone on to big race success. The betting market has been spot on in recent seasons and the form can be followed with some confidence.

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