2019 Vertem Futurity Trophy Free Tips and Trends

2019 Vertem Futurity Trophy Free Tips and Trends

Many people will know the race as the Racing Post Trophy but we’ve a new sponsor this year, with the race now run as the VERTEM FUTURITY TROPHY. The race is staged each year at Doncaster racecourse and is for 2 year-olds only.

The Group One race is run over a distance of 1m and is an excellent guide and trial to the following year’s Classics, in particular the 2,000 Guineas and Epsom Derby – backed up in recent years with High Chaparral, Motivator, Authorized and, most-recently, Camelot all winning the Vertem Futurity Trophy before going onto take the Epsom Derby the following season, while the last two winners – Saxon Warrior & Magna Grecia – went onto land the 2,000 Guineas the following season.

Plus, jockey Andrea Atzeni has been having a cracking time in the race in recent years – winning it 4 times in the last six years, while trainer Aidan O’Brien has win the race 9 times.

We take a look back at recent winners and highlights the key stats ahead of the 2019 renewal – this year run on Saturday 26th October.

Recent Vertum Futurity Trophy Winners

2018 – Magna Grecia (2/1 fav)
2017 – Saxon Warrior (13/8 fav)
2016 – Rivet (11/4)
2015 – Marcel (33/1)
2014 – Elm Park (13/8 fav)
2013 – Kingston Hill (7/2 fav)
2012 – Kingsbarns (15/8 fav)
2011 – Camelot (10/11 fav)
2010 – Casamento (2/1 fav)
2009 – St Nicholas Abbey (13/8 fav)
2008 – Crowded House (7/1)
2007 – Ibn Khaldun (11/4 fav)
2006 – Authorized (25/1)
2005 – Palace Episode (20/1)
2004 – Motivator (6/4 fav)
2003 – American Post (5/6 fav)
2002 – Brian Boru (11/8 fav)

Note: The 2006 renewal was staged at Newbury

Vertum Futurity Betting Trends

15/17 – Winning distance – 1 ¼ lengths or more
15/17 – Had won either 1 or 2 races before
15/17 – Placed favourites
14/17 – Foaled in February or later
14/17 – Finished in the top two last time out
14/17 – Raced within the last 4 weeks
12/17 – Winning favourites
12/17 – Had raced at least twice previously
11/17 – Won their last race
11/17 – Foaled in either Feb or March
10/17 – Had won over a mile in the past
10/17 – Ran at either the Curragh (3) or Newmarket (7) last time out
7/17 – Won by an Irish-based yard
6/17 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien
4/17 – Won by a Montjeu-bred colt
4/17 – Ridden by Andrea Atzeni
3/17 – Went onto win the Epsom Derby
3/17 – Went onto win the 2,000 Guineas
1/17 – Went onto win the St Leger
Five winners have gone onto win the following season’s Epsom Derby
Aidan O’Brien has won the race 9 times – 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2017 & 2018
The average SP in the last 17 runnings is 13/2

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