HAMILTON--FRIDAY 10TH MAY
Last five toteplacepot returns at Hamilton:
May 5--£429.60 (two clear favourites secured toteplacepot posiitons)
September 24--£14.30 (five)
September 23--£461.10 (two)
August 30--£67.70 (five)
August 24--£2,411.40 (two)
Toteplacepot returns for the last five corresponding meetings:
2012--£270.50 (three clear favourites secured toteplacepot posiitons)
6.05: Course and distance winner WICKED WILMA represents Alan Berry who was the only represented trainer here to saddle a (14/1) winner at Sunday's meeting at the venue. Fellow C/D winner LORD BUFFHEAD holds an each way chance, whilst MANDALAY KING 'deserves' his position of top weight in the field.
Trainer trends: Three of the last nine runners saddled by Keith Dalgleish (WEETENTHERTY) have won (11/4-11/4*-9/4*)
Vintage stats: Four-year-olds have secured four of the six available each way positions.
Weight information: Horses carrying nine stones or more have secured four of the six available toteplacepot positions, statistics which include both (8/1 & 5/1) winners.
Favourite/SP facts: The two favourites to date have secured just one silver medal between them. Out of interest, two of the eight races here on Sunday were won by favourites, whilst the only (8/11) odds on market leader failed to oblige.
6.40: PASTORAL PREY, SALVATORE FURY and PASTUREYES cannot be offered with a great deal of confidence but with junior raiders having dominated this event to date, toteplacepot positions (at the very least) should be secured.
Trainer trends: Linda Perratt (PRINCESS CAYAN) saddled last year's (10/1) winner.
Vintage stats: Three-year-olds (10/1 & 9/5) have won both renewals whilst securing all eight available toteplacepot positions, albeit via 82.3% of the total number of runners.
Weight information: The conditions of this event dictate the weights.
Favourite/SP facts: Both favourites to date have secured bronze medals alongside toteplacepot positions, though that bare fact hardly tells the full story as the market leaders were sent off at 11/10 and 30/100.
7.15: 'Team Burke' secured the first running of this prize (not represented last year) and course and distance winner MAIAMI GATOR should go close on behalf of the yard this time around. Fellow C/D scorer EUSTON SQAURE is one alternative option, whilst FINE ALTOMIST completes my trio against the other six contenders.
Trainer trends: The eight represented trainers 'boasted' stats of 7/82 (8.5%) during the last fortnight before Thursday's sport was contested, whereby confidence is not as high as it might have been.
Vintage stats: No obvious trends as yet.
Weight information: There is 'only' a stone between top and bottom weight, with no clues in evidence thus far.
Favourite/SP facts: The inaugural 4/1 joint favourites fought out the finish in 2011 before last year's (Kevin Ryan trained) 13/8 market leader could only finish seventh of eight twelve months ago.
7.50: Five-year-olds have ruled the roost in this event to date and vintage representatives LE CHAT D'OR and course and distance winner ANOTHER FOR JOE hold definite chances this time around. SPES NOSTRA would be an interesting contender if stripping fit in the parade ring following sixteen months off the track.
Trainer trends: David Nicholls saddled an even money winner here on Sunday and KARAKA JACK is not without a chance after a fine effort at Ascot last time out.
Vintage stats: Five-year-olds have won four of the last six renewals via just 29.4% of the total number of runners (15/52).
Weight information: The last six winners have carried a maximum burden of 8-13.
Favourite/SP facts: Only one (9/4) favourite has prevailed via seven contests to date. Three of the seven market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions.
8.25: Thirteen time winner BOLD MARC has finished 'in the three' forty times during a fine career and I hope connections enjoy another good performance on Thursday. More logical winners under the terms and conditions however include ACTIVATE and KAOLOK.
Relevant information: Last year's inaugural 6/5 favourite duly obliged by a four length margin.
8.55: Course and distance winner NASHARRA won well enough on Sunday and any further easing in conditions overnight will aid his cause. ECONOMIC CRISIS was another winner at Sunday's meeting, though GREENHEAD HIGH is six pounds better off for a two and a half length defeat.
Trainer trends: Kevin Ryan (NASHARRA) is one of two trainers to boast a 100% record at Hamilton this year following Sunday's meeting (Mark Johnston is the other relevant handler).
Vintage stats: Five and six-year-olds have (equally) shared four of the five renewals.
Weight information: Black Douglas cannot be totally eliminated from enquiries given that all five winners have carried a maximum burden of nine stones.
Favourite/SP facts: We still await the first successful market leader, with four of the five winners have been sent off at odds ranging between 13/2 and 16/1. Only two favourites have secured toteplacepot positions thus far.
Mal's toteplacepot permutation:
6.05: A 2-1 B 4
6.40: A 5-6
7.15: A 1-4-5
7.50: A 2-3-4
8.25: A 1 B 5
8.55: A 2-1
= 216 lines.
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