Imperial Cup

Grade – 3
Course – Sandown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – Handicap
Sponsor – Paddy Power

Grade 3

Recent Form and Trends

* 2020 race abandoned due to waterlogged track

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 11 winners were aged between 4 and 6
Price – 1 of the last 11 favourites have won, 3/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 2 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Imperial Cup , 9/11 winners ran within the last 30 days
Previous Course Form – 3/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Sandown, 1/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Sandown
Previous Distance Form – 10/11 winners had at least 5 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/11 had at least 1 previous win over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/11 winners had at least 4 runs over hurdles, 11/11 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles, 8/11 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Rating – 11/11 winners were rated 124 or higher
Graded Wins – 0/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 10/11 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 7/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
0 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Imperial Cup, 3/11 placed on their next run
2/11 winners ran in the Scottish Champion Hurdle (Ayr) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
10 of the last 11 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season
0/11 won at least 1 more race that season, 3/11 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
3/11 winners ran in the Martin Pipe Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 3 won, 2 placed
2/11 winners ran in the County Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed