Sapphire Stakes

Group – 2
Course – Curragh
Race Type – Flat
Distance – 5 Furlongs (5F)
Ages – 3yo+
Weights – 9st 3lbs (3yo), 9st 7lbs (4yo+), 3lbs allowance for fillies and mares
Penalties – 3lbs for Group 1 winners (Since 1st November)
Sponsor – Paddy Power

Group 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 12 winners were aged 4 or older
Price – 4 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 6/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 2/12 winners won on their last run before the Sapphire Stakes, 10/12 winners had their last run within the last 32 days
Previous Course Form – 7/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at the Curragh, 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at the Curragh
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 4 previous runs over 5 furlongs, 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous wins over 5 furlongs
Previous Flat Form – 10/12 winners had at least 9 previous flat runs, 10/12 winners had at least 4 previous flat wins
Rating – 7/12 winners had a rating of 104 or higher
Group Wins – 6/12 winners had at least 1 win in a group 1-3 race
Season Form – 12/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 5/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
1 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Sapphire Stakes, 2/12 placed on their next run
4/12 winners ran in the Nunthorpe Stakes (York) on their next run, 1 of the 4 won, 1 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Flying Five Stakes (Curragh) on their next run, 0 of the 3 won, 0 placed

Rest of Season Runs
12/12 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season,
3 of the 12 winners won at least 1 more race that season, 3/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season