1.20: Donald McCain has been going through a lean time by his high standards but there are a few signs that the stable is finding its feet, with SEAN BAN boasting each way claims in this opening event. That said, connections of MALANOS, NORSE LIGHT and AKULA could point to their own representatives as having similar chances.
Favourite factor: This is a new race with which to open proceedings at Leicester.
Favourite factor: The four favourites have secured one gold and two silver medals alongside toteplacepot position, with search parties still out looking for the other (8/15) market leader.
Favourite factor: Two of the three favourites have won their respective events at 1/2 & 4/6, though the other 11/10 market leader finished last of four in a 'win only' contest.
Favourite factor: The six contests thus far have produced a top priced scorer of 9/1, though just one (even money) market leader has prevailed. Three of the six favourites have claimed Placepot positions.
Favourite factor: We still await the first successful favourite from a win perspective following five renewals. Four of the six favourites have finished in the frame (exact science).
Favourite factor: The toteplacepot finale is another new race on the Leicester programme.