Betfair Sprint Cup: Starman a strong favourite as 11 declared for the Group 1 contest

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The Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock is Saturday's big race

The Betfair Sprint Cup is one of the highlights of the season for Group 1 sprinters, and with the weather set fine we could have a very warm favourite on our hands come race time...

"Both Creative Force and Art Power have to turn that July Cup form around but punters don't appear to be holding out much hope that they can and, being realistic, once there is no rain, Starman will probably go off at odds-on come Saturday."

- Betfair Spokesman Barry Orr

A field of 11 has been declared for Saturday's Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock, headed by July Cup winner Starman, who has been installed as the even money favourite on the Sportsbook's day of the race market, scheduled to go off at 15:30.

With the ground currently riding Good to Firm, and no significant rainfall forecast, conditions look set to be ideal for Ed Walker's star sprinter who missed Royal Ascot earlier in the season when the ground turned heavy.

Starman gained quick compensation for his Royal Ascot absence when winning the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket two months ago, defeating the likes of Creative Force (5/1), Art Power (13/2), Glen Shiel (8/1) and Chil Chil (22/1), all of who will look to reverse the form on Saturday.

Betfair spokesman, Barry Orr, commented today, "At even money Starman is a very warm favourite to add to his G1 July Cup victory."

"Both Creative Force and Art Power have to turn that July Cup form around but punters don't appear to be holding out much hope that they can and, being realistic, once there is no rain, Starman will probably go off at odds-on come Saturday."

What you can expect from Betfair

Here at betting.betfair you can access expert tips and insight ahead of the Sprint Cup. On Friday afternoon we will have previews from ITV pundit Kevin Blake and a more detailed look at Haydock's Betfair-sponsored card from our ITV racing tipster Mark Milligan.

Timeform will provide a runner-by-runner guide to the big race while the Betfair Sportsbook have enhanced their each-way terms, offering four places for each-way bets.

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The Betfair Sprint Cup - Sponsors Betting: Evens Starman, 5/1 Creative Force, 13/2 Art Power, 8/1 Glen Shiel, 14/1 Summerghand, 14/1 Supremacy, 16/1 Happy Romance, 22/1 Chil Chil, 28/1 Emaraaty Ana, 33/1 Garrus, 40/1 Nando Parrado

*Each-Way 4 Places

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