Coral Charge 2019 Horse Racing Preview & Betting Tip

The Coral Charge (Saturday 6 July) is a Group 3 Race run over 5 furlongs and 10 yards at Sandown Racecourse. The race was formerly known as the Sprint Stakes and it has been won by some of England’s best-loved sprinters such as Lochsong, The Tatling, and Battaash.

Coral Charge 10-Year-Trends

  • Five 3-year-olds, three 4-year-olds, one 5-year-old, and one 6-year-old have won
  • Nine winners were returned at odds between 15/8 and 11/2
  • Seven winners hadn’t won their previous race
  • No trainer or jockey has won the race twice in the last decade
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Coral Charge 2019 Main Contenders

Sergei Prokofiev

This isn’t a race that Irish trainers normally target, but Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old would be a worthy challenger if making the trip across the Irish Sea. The problem is he likes to be held up and come with a late run, tactics which are often hard to pull-off at Sandown.


Formerly trained by the now retired Jeremy Noseda and is now trained by Charlie Hills who won the 2017 edition of this race with Battaash. This three-year-old is rated 3lb below the top-rated horse, but the form of his last win has worked out well. The runner-up has since won a Listed Race in France, and the third again filled that position in a high-class Group 1 at Royal Ascot. The booking of jockey Ryan Moore is another positive.

Caspian Prince

The top-rated horse in the field on a mark of 112, but he’s yet to run to that mark in two starts so far this season, including in the Epsom Dash which he has won three times during his career. The booking of Oisin Murphy to ride him for the first time is interesting, but it’s possible that this 10-year-old is regressive.


High-class sprinter in his early days but he still looks to have races in him judged on his fifth in the Epsom Dash off a handicap mark of 105. Handicapper raised him a 1lb for that run, but that’s still a much lower mark than he was rated when second and fourth in the last two editions of this race.

Far Above

Three-year-old who has had just three runs so far and he looked very impressive when winning by five-lengths last time. However, he only beat an 85-rated rival that day, who has been beaten again since, and he finished fourth of fifth when tried in a Listed Race on his second start. He also drops to 5-furlongs for the first time today so, though he could relish the test, he has a few things to prove.

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Coral Charge 2019 Summary

Caspian Prince and Muthmir have been two great horses for their connections but, at the ages of 10 and 9, they look vulnerable to the type of improving three-year-olds that have won five of the last 10 renewals. Far Above has yet to try the minimum trip, whilst Sergei Prokofiev may not be a runner with Ryan Moore seemingly booked for Garrus, whose last win has been boosted by the subsequent exploits of the placed horses.

Coral Charge 2019 Betting Tip

  • Garrus
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