There's a busy programme of racing today and here's a reminder of Mal Boyle's preview of the action from Ascot, Haydock, Huntingdon, Lingfield and Wolverhampton on...
General stats: Aside from Nicky Henderson’s great record at Ascot (39 winners during the last five years), Jamie Snowdon stands out from the crowd. James has saddled three of his four runners to winning effect and Marodima (scheduled to contest the 3.40 event) was Jamie’s only option at the two-day meeting earlier in the week.
Two mile six novice hurdle event scheduled for 12.25: Six-year-olds have won two of the three races to date whilst securing four of the nine each way/toteplacepot positions. This is an impressive ratio given that just nine vintage representatives have contested the race thus far.
Grade 2 Chase scheduled for 2.10: Paul Nicholls has saddled four of the last nine winners. Ghizao was Paul’s only entry at the five-day stage.
Bumper event scheduled for 3.55: Four-year-olds have won three of the last four renewals, securing nine of the twelve available win and place positions during the period.
General stats: Colin Tizzard has saddled three of his last nine runners at Haydock to winning effect and the trainer held three options for Saturday’s meeting earlier in the week.
Bumper event scheduled for 1.25: Four-year-olds come into the contest on a five-timer, whilst Donald McCain has saddled two of the last three winners.
Three mile handicap chase scheduled for 2.00: All five winners have carried weights of 11-1 or more.
Betfair Chase scheduled for 3.05: Paul Nicholls has saddled four of the last four winners though as you are probably aware, the horse was each occasion was the brilliant Kauto Star. Paul was responsible for two of the nine five-day declarations on Monday, namely Silviniaco Conti and Tidal Bay. Four of the last six favourites have obliged.
General stats: With stats of 35/105 in recent years, Nicky Henderson rules the roost at Huntingdon. Record of favourites in non handicap events at Huntingdon during the last five years: Hurdles: 45%--Chases: 46%.
General stats: Tom Dascombe is saddling plenty of winners just now and Tom’s record here at Lingfield in recent years: 26% strike rate--LSP figure of fifty-nine points.
General stats: Roger Varian continues to offer punters hope at Dunstall Park having saddled eleven winners from just twenty-nine runners at the track, producing an LSP figure of twenty-six points.