The valuable Cartmel Cup, which has proved an improvement for Cumbrian trainers due to the fact it became added into the calendar, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a brand new sponsor on the opening day of the August bank holiday fixture at Cartmel.
It has been a clear sign of the growth of the Lake District’s most effective racecourse that in addition to expanding the race program me from in the future to 9 in the ultimate 50 years, the exceptional of the racing has kept pace.
The aid of William Hill, who are the brand new betting accomplice for Cartmel racecourse, ensures that the Cartmel Cup continues to be among the forefront of precise quality races on the track.
First run in 2009, the race has produced six Cumbrian winners in its nine year history, including a hat-trick for native trainer James Moffatt, who scored with shiny Ruler in 2014 and adopted up via landing the prize with Captain Brown in each of the next two years.
Captain Brown’s hat-trick bid petered out remaining yr. when he accomplished seventh in an eight-runner race gained via Beeno, who become proficient by Kenneth Slack for his father Arthur and ridden by means of Robert Hogg.
That achieved the sixth Cumbrian retract, a practice began with the aid of Slack’s sister Dianne Sayer, who won the primary two running of the race with front sinister in the colorations of her husband Andrew.
With the entire other winners having come across the border from Yorkshire, it is obvious that the North holds sway right here on a route which takes some riding because the most advantageous of all of them Sir Antony McCoy remembers.
AP turned into handiest an occasional vacationer to Cartmel in his riding days, but twice in fresh instances registered five winners in the tune’s short season.
“Cartmel was always a very good location to go together with a very good environment. I wasn’t fortunate sufficient to catch the William Hill Cartmel Cup, but I nevertheless had some memorable wins circular these tight turns. To do well, you nearly at all times ought to be up with the pace as once the leaders get away they taking some pegging lower back” he pointed out.
The William Hill Cartmel Cup is the massive race of the whole day of the August financial institution holiday fixture on Saturday, August 25 earlier than the 2018 season involves conclusion on the course on Monday, August 27.