Lonsdale Cup Tips & Racing Odds – 14:25 York – 19th August 2022

The best betting tips for the Lonsdale Cup as Stradivarius looks to extend York record

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The Lonsdale Cup tips for the Ebor Festival on Friday take a look at the first of the three Group fixtures for the day.

The renewal of the Lonsdale Cup features a cracking clash between old rivals and STRADIVARIUS and TRUESHAN.

We look at those key players in the fixture, and size up some of the longer-priced options in our 2022 Lonsdale Cup trips preview.

Lonsdale Cup Racing Odds

Stradivarius 11/8
Trueshan 2/1
Coltrane 13/2
Tashkhan 9/1
Quickthron 14/1
Reshoun 40/1
Mostly Cloudy 50/1
Nate The Great 50/1

* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill)

Horse Racing Betting at William Hill

Stradivarius 11/8 FAV in Lonsdale Cup Racing Odds

The great STRADIVARIUS will be expected to be back in the mood for another crack at the Lonsdale Cup.

It is a race that the brilliant stayer has won three times before. On his reappearance this season, Stradivarius landed the Yorkshire Cup.

He was then sent into some massive contests in the Ascot Gold Cup and the Goodwood Cup.

Stradivarius was defeated by the new division leader Kyprios in those.

While the Gold Cup effort was all sorts of wrong, his run at the Goodwood Cup saw him touched off by a neck against Kyprios.

Stradivarius has six wins in six runs at York. He’s going to be a hugely popular feature of Friday with the crowd behind him.

Stradivarius is an 11/8 favourite to extend his winning streak at York* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).


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Trueshan should be right in there

The other big player in the Lonsdale Cup tips is TRUESHAN who will be hoping for a bit of rain to help his bid.

Trueshan is one of the best in the division still, and he was third behind second-placed Stradivarius in the recent Goodwood Cup.

On his penultimate run, Trueshan delivered an astonishing run under unfavourable weight to land the Northumberland Plate.

That win had taken him to five straight victories.

There was nothing wrong with his Goodwood Cup effort, the ground was just too quick for him.

Regardless, the 2/1 second-favourite warrants massive respect in Lonsdale Cup tips* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).

Coltrane to challenge for the places

Another to watch in the field who could come up with a big run is COLTRANE who missed out on a hattrick last time out.

There has been big progress by the 5-year-old this season.

He took the Ascot Stakes win and followed that up with a victory at Sandown in July.

The hat-trick bid wasn’t in him as he was a distant fourth in the Goodwood Cup to winner Kyprios.

But he is on the up in this 2 mile division. From a 13/2 quote, Coltrane does bring place claims to the table* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).

Tashkhan with place claims

Last year there was some good improvement delivered by TASHKHAN.

In this campaign, he has been running with some good credit on each of his three appearances.

Tashkhan was involved in the Goodwood Cup against the big players in this field recently.

He was fifth in that one, so he looks thin for win purposes.

But any sort of progress is not going to write him out of landing himself in the places.

There is a quote of 9/1 on Tashkhan in the Lonsdale Cup odds* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).

Quickthorn still on the up

QUICKTHORN is on the up and is likely to give another good account of himself.

He goes to York on Friday seeking a hattrick. There was a lot of promise shown by him last season including a runners-up spot in the Ebor.

Quickthorn has taken that form forward this season too and has returned to action bang in form.

He opened the season with back-to-back runners-up finishes.

Then he followed that with wins, scoring the Henry II and then banked a Group2 win in France a month ago.

Quickthorn does have a lot to find against some heavy hitters in this staying contest.

It’s a 14/1 quote that he has to outrun* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).

Rest of the Runners

RESHOUN delivered a handicap win at Newbury in July, finding his winning touch for the first time in a while. He was fifth at Goodwood in a handicap on his follow-up but looks a long way short in this one.

MOSTLY CLOUDY is a progressive handicapper and the 3-year-old secured a five-timer when he took a win at Ascot four weeks ago. This is a different level, but he’s one for the future on the evidence of his form.

NATE THE GREAT has had a good season, taking a couple of victories. He was an excellent runner-up in the Henry II (Group 3) at Sandown in May. But he was disappointing for supporters in the Goodwood Cup on his latest.

Predictions & Tips for Lonsdale Cup Tips

On paper, the Lonsdale Cup should boil down to a straight duel between STRADIVARIUS and TRUESHAN.

They are both high-class proven performers at this 2-mile staying division. For our Lonsdale Cup tips, we are rolling with the former.

The record of Stradivarius is second to none at this venue.

He has still looked on top of his game this season for the most part and is the 11/8 pick* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).

Trueshan would likely prefer the ground to soften more to really be able to launch the bid that he wants.

But regardless of that, he is the forecast selection.

From the rest of the runners, COLTRANE should be in the shake-up for the places at 13/2* (odds recorded at 18:47 on August 18th, 2022 at William Hill).

His credible Goodwood Cup last time out puts him right in the frame for the places and can just hold off the likes of Tashkhan and Quickthorn.

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Ebor Festival 2022 Friday, August 19th

13:50: Sky Bet Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
14:25: Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (British Champions Series Race) (Group 2)
15:00: Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (British Champion Series Race) (Group 1)
16:10: Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes
16:40: British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes
17:20: Sky Bet Mile Stakes

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13:50: Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)
14:25: Sky Bet Melrose Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
15:00: Sky Bet City of York Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Sky Bet Ebor (Heritage Handicap)
16:10: Sky Bet Constantine Stakes
16:40: Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed)
17:15: Sky Bet Finale Stakes