It’s worth noting that Michael Dods was one of the few trainers to saddle a couple of winners during the first four meetings at Newcastle last year and sure enough, Michael landed a 1520/1 treble at Newcastle on Grand National day!
NEWCASTLE (FLAT) DETAILS FOR 2013:
Number of races at Newcastle: 7
Favourite stats: 2 (28.6% of races–includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 0/1
Trainers of winners at Newcastle in 2013:
3/5–Michael Dods (25/1-12/1-7/2**)
1/2–Tony Coyle (10/1)
1/2–Brian Ellison (4/1)
1/2–Richard Fahey (8/1)
1/2–Alan Swinbank (5/2**)
Five of the seven winners to date were returned at odds of 10/1 or less
Trainers of beaten favourites:
2–Kevin Ryan (8/13 & 7/2**)
REDCAR DETAILS FOR 2013:
Number of races at Redcar: 7
Favourite stats: 2 (28.6%–includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: None to date
Trainers of winners at Redcar in 2013 (includes one dead heat):
1/1–Ron Barr (15/2)
1/1–David Nicholls (7/4*)
1/1–Richard Fahey (7/2)
1/2–David Barron (11/4**)
1/2–Jim Goldie (2/1)
1/2–John Quinn (7/2)
1/4–Richard Guest (15/2)
1/4–Paul Midgley (9/1)
All eight winners were returned at odds of 9/1 or less
Only four favourites obliged via the first four meetings (twenty eight races) at Windsor last season, albeit twenty one winners scored at odds of 9/1 or less.
Thirteen of the twenty eight winners emerged from just five stables, namely Andrew Balding (7/2*-2/1-5/2), Sir Michael Stoute (12/1-5/1-11/4), Richard Hannon (7/1-13/2-6/1), Ralph Beckett (15/2 & 9/2) and Jim Boyle (33/1 & 6/1).
Richard Hannon saddled six of the first ten two-year-old winners at the track, whilst the first twelve juvenile winners at Windsor last year were returned at odds of 13/2 or less.
Throughout the entire season at the alternative royal venue, thirteen favourites obliged via twenty seven juvenile contests, eleven of which were won by horses saddled by Richard Hannon via thirty five representatives. That said, Richard saddled six beaten favourites in this sector of the sport, whilst William Haggas suffered reversals at odds of 5/4 and 6/5.
Only two juvenile races were contested where the front three horses in the market all finished out of the frame, whilst 18/27 winners emerged from the relevant trio in the betting.
Of the first twenty two-year-old winners during the course of the season, only one gold medallist went on to score ‘next time out’.