Weekly Stat Pack

Weekly Stat Pack: 10th to 16th December 2013

10th to 16th December

Weekly Stat Pack: 10th to 16th December

With racing this week totally dominated by the Cheltenham meeting on Friday/Saturday, I’m leading with their races this time around, if only to keep your attention!

FRIDAY (13/12):

12.30: Novices Chase (21 furlongs):

Six-year-olds have won six of the last ten renewals during which time, three clear market leaders and one joint favourite have obliged. The record is especially impressive given that the vintage was not represented two tears ago. Going back a little further in time, nine of the thirteen favourites have secured toteplacepot positions during the last thirteen years via twelve renewals, stats which include six winners.

1.05: Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase:

Seven-year-olds have won this race six times during the last fourteen years, whilst twelve of the last fourteen gold medallists during the period carried weights of 11-5 or less. Eleven winners were burdened with a maximum weight of 11-4. Four successive market leaders prevailed between 2001 and 2004, though only two of the subsequent nine favourites have reached the frame, during which time the seven winners have been returned at prices ranging between 4/1 and 14/1.

1.40: Handicap Hurdle (17 furlongs):

Eleven of the last sixteen winners carried weights of 11-8 or less, whilst six scorers were burdened with a maximum of 10-12. Five-year-olds have won six of the last eleven renewals. Six clear market leaders have won in recent years, accompanied by two joint favourites. Thirteen of the eighteen jollies have secured toteplacepot positions. A word of warning for favourite punters however, as the only odds on favourite was beaten seven years ago at 4/5.

2.10: Handicap Chase (25 furlongs)

Favourites have an excellent record, obliging on 22 occasions. The most recent winning favourite was Midnight Chase at 11/4 in 2010. Kingscliff at 4/7 in 2003 is the shortest-priced winner, while Lavenshaw in 1972 and Duntree in 1992 both scored at 14/1 and are the longest-priced winners thus far.

2012 Master Overseer 9-10-00--David Pipe--Tom Scuadamore--11/1 (8 ran)
2011 Shakalakaboomboom 7-11-00--Nicky Henderson--Barry Geraghty 9/2 (6 ran)
2010 Midnight Chase 8-11-03--Neil Mullholland--Dougie Costello 11/4 fav (16 ran)
2009 The Package 6-10-00--David Pipe--Timmy Murphy 6/1 (12 ran)
2008 Mon Mome 8-10-08--Venetia Williams--Aidan Coleman 11/2 (15 ran)
2007 Over The Creek 8-10-04--David Pipe--Christian Williams 6/1 fav (16 ran)
2006 D’Argent 9-10-05--Alan King--Robert Thornton 10/1 (15 ran)
2005 Royal Auclair 8-11-05--Paul Nicholl--Liam Heard 13/2 (11 ran)
2004 Therealbandit 7-11-09--Martin Pipe--Timmy Murphy 13/2 (12 ran)
2003 Kingscliff 6-11-02--Robert Alner--Andrew Thornton 4/7 fav (7 ran)
2002 Horus 7-11-04--Martin Pipe--Tony McCoy 5/2 fav (10 fav)
2001 Royale De Vassy 7-10-00--Venetia Williams--Norman Williamson 7/1 (11 ran)
2000 Marlborough 8-11-11--Nicky Henderson--Mick Fitzgerald 9/2 fav (12 ran)

2.40: Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase:

The incredibly tough Spot Thedifference is the best horse to have raced over Cheltenham’s Cross Country Steeple Chase course with a remarkable seven victories. Spot The Difference landed his first Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase in 2004, proving four lengths too strong for French Executive.

2012 Outlaw Pete 8-10-00--J Halley--Mr J Halley 7/2 (10 ran)
2011 Garde Champetre 12-11-12--Enda Bolger--Mr J T McNamara 6/1 (10 ran)
2010 No race - frozen patches on course
2009 Garde Champetre 10-11-12--Enda Bolger--Mr J T McNamara 9/4 fav (16 ran)
2008 Garde Champetre 9-11-12--Enda Bolger--Miss Nina Carberry 7/4 fav (16 ran)
2007 Woderkid 7-10-00--Tony Martin--Ken Whelan 5/1 (16 ran)
2006 Spot The Difference 13-11-12--Enda Bolger--Mr J T McNamara 6/1 (12 ran)
2005 Ivoire De Beaulieu 9-10-00--Ferdy Murphy--Alan O’Keeffe 16/1 (16 ran)
2004 Spot The Difference 11-11-12--Enda Bolger--Mr J T McNamara 4/1Jt fav (10 ran)
2003 No race
2002 The Quads 10-11-03--Ferdy Murph--Davy Russell 6/1 (10 ran)
2001 Paddy’s Return 9-11-01--Ferdy Murphy--Paul Carberry 13/2 (12 ran)

3.15: Handicap Hurdle (three miles):

Eight of the last twelve winners have won at 50/1-25/1-16/1-16/1-10/1-9/1-9/1-8/1-8/1. Five of the fifteen favourites have prevailed, whilst seven market leaders finished in the frame. The last five winners carried weights of 10-12 or more.

3.45: “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (17 furlongs):

Nicky Henderson had won the previous three renewals of the closing event on day one of the meeting before last year‘s silver medallist representative was thwarted by a 4/1 chance (Melodic Rendevouz). Four favourites have won during the last eleven years during which time, the biggest priced winner was returned at 9/1. Leading horses such as Darlan (two years ago), Tidal Bay (2006) and Rhinestone Cowboy (2002) have won this event.

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SATURDAY (14/12):

12.10: Triumph Hurdle Trial:

Fifty four of the fifty five horses during the study period which were sent off at 11/1 or more were beaten which suggests we should keep fancied horses on the right side (level stake loss of forty points relating to outsiders). Eleven of the last thirteen winners have been returned at 6/1 or less, statistics which includes four successful favourites. Eleven of the last fourteen market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions. Only three of the seven odds on favourites have won during the last fifteen years.

12.40: Novice Chase (25 furlongs):

Trainer Paul Nicholls has secured four of the last eight contests in which the trainer was represented. Six favourites have prevailed during the study period, whilst eleven market leaders have finished in the frame. Just two of the seven odds on favourites have won in the last fourteen years. A total of thirty three horses starting at 6/1 or more failed to win during the study period.

1.15: Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase:

Eight-year-olds have won four of the last seven renewals of this handicap steeplechase event over Cheltenham’s minimum trip, whilst favourites come into this year's renewal on a four timer. Three trainers have been responsible for eight of the last ten contests, with Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls leading the way with three successes apiece, with Philip Hobbs saddling two gold medallists.

1.50: Novice Hurdle (Grade Two):

Market leaders (of one description or another) have secured seven of the nine renewals thus far, whilst ten of the twelve favourites have finished in the frame. Five-year-olds lead the six-year-olds have 4-3 via the last nine contests.

2.25: Handicap chase (Gold Cup):

A fancied horse - if not the favourite - usually wins the ’Stewart Family’ Gold Cup, with thirty three victors having been returned at single-figure odds, including thirteen of the last sixteen. In 2007, Tamarinbleu became the longest priced winner in the contest’s history when scoring at 22/1.

2012 Unioniste 4-9-09--Paul Nicholls--Harry Derham--15/2 (14 ran)
2011 Quantitativeeasing 6-10-07--Nicky Henderson--Barry Geraghty 6/1 (16 ran)
2010 Poquelin 7-11-07--Paul Nicholls--Ian Popham--16/1 (16 ran)
2009 Poquelin 6-11-08--Paul Nicholls--Ruby Walsh--7/2 fav (17 ran)
2008 Abandoned
2007 Tamarinbleu 7-11-08--David Pipe--Denis O’Regan 22/1 (16 ran)
2006 Exotic Dancer 6-11-04--Jonjo O’Neill--Tony Dobbin 8/1 (12 ran)
2005 Sir Oj 8-10-00--Noel Meade--Paul Carberry 16/1 (16 ran)
2004 Monkerhostin 7-10-02 Philip Hobbs--Richard Johnson 4/1 (13 ran)
2003 Iris Royal 7-10-13 Nicky Henderson--Mick Fitzgerald 7/1 (17 ran)
2002 Fondmort 6-10-05 Nicky Henderson--Mick Fitzgerald 5/1 (9 ran)
2001 Abandoned
2000 Go Roger Go 6-11-00 Edward O’Grady--Norman Williamson 7/1 12 (ran)

3.05: International (Hurdle) (Grade Two):

Nine favourites have won during the last twelve years, whilst ten of the fourteen market leaders have finished in the frame.

2012 Zarkandar 5-11-04--Paul Nicholls--Ruby Walsh 6/5 fav (7 ran)
2011 Grandouet 4-11-04--Nicky Henderson--Barry Geraghty 5/2 jt fav (8 ran)
2010 Menorah 5-11-04--Philip Hobbs--Richard Johnson 7/4 fav (9 ran)
2009 Khyber Kim 7-11-04--Nigel Twiston-Davies--Paddy Brennan 12/1 (7 ran)
2008 Binocular 4-11-04--Nicky Henderson--Tony McCoy Evs fav (5 ran)
2007 Osana 5-11-00--David Pipe--Paddy Brennan 7/1 (8 ran)
2006 Detroit City 4-11-04--Philip Hobbs--Richard Johnson 4/6 fav (4 ran)
2005 Harchibald 6-11-08--Noel Meade--Paul Carberry 10/11 fav (9 ran)
2004 Back In Front 7-11-08--Edward O’Grady--Davy Russell 5/2 fav (7 ran)
2003 Rigmarole 5-11-04--Paul Nicholls--Robert Thornton 25/1 (7 ran)
2002 Rooster Booster 8-11-04--Philip Hobbs--Richard Johnson 11/8 fav (9 ran)
2001 Valiramix 5-11-04 Martin Pipe--Tony McCoy 1/2 fav (4 ran)
2000 Geos 5-11-04 Nicky Henderson--Mick Fitzgerald 14/1 (8 ran)

3.35: Relkeel Hurdle (Grade Two)

There have been forty five renewals, with the race abandoned five times. Two contests took place at other courses as Cheltenham could not race in 2001 (Newbury) and 2008 (Ascot).
Seven horses in total have won both the StanJames.com International and the Stan James Champion Hurdle. Salmon Spray (1966 Champion Hurdle), Comedy Of Errors (1975 Champion Hurdle) and Rooster Booster (2003 Champion Hurdle) are the three horses to win the two contests in the same season. Nicky Henderson has saddled three of the last four renewals, with Rolling Star being Nicky’s only option at the five day stage.

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Day to day comments:

TUESDAY (10/12):

Fontwell:

FONTWELL NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Fontwell: 138
Favourite stats: 47 (34.0%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 16/26 (61.5%)

Leading trainers of winners at Fontwell in 2013:
8--Gary Moore (4/5*-6/4*-12/1-7/1-4/5*-7/1-10/1-5/2)
7--Chris Gordon (12/1-4/1-3/1-9/2-14/1-7/2-7/2)
7--Caroline Keevil (11/4**-9/5-16/1-7/2-20/1-5/2-16/1)
6--Charlie Longsdon (5/2-4/1-4/6*-5/1-10/11*-9/4*)
5--Paul Nicholls (3/1-9/4-7/4*-2/1*-11/4)
4--Lawney Hill (9/2-11/4*-5/1-7/1)
4--Neil Mulholland (4/1**-4/1-6/4*-7/1)
4--Jamie Snowden (7/1-7/1-6/4-20/1)

127/138 winners (92.0%) to date started at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
8--Jonjo O'Neill (3/1**-6/4-7/2-Evs-11/4-7/4-3/1-5/2**)
7--Charlie Longsdon (11/8-13/8-7/2-5/2-Evs-2/1-6/4)
5--Paul Nicholls (5/6-9/4**-7/4-1/4-2/1)
5--Jamie Snowden (2/1**-2/1**-5/2-Evs-11/8)
5--Colin Tizzard (11/4-2/1-7/2-5/6-7/4)
4--Chris Gordon (5/4-7/2-7/2-7/4)
4--Brendan Powell (5/4-9/4-4/1-5/2**)

12.40: Six of the nine last nine favourites have finished in the frame (three winners) though heavy investors should be warned that horses at 1/6 and 1/5 have been turned over in recent years. That said, favourites come to this contest on a hat trick.

2.40: Four of the last five winners have carried weights of 11-3 or more to record 20/1-15/2-11/2-7/2 successes, with eight of twelve runners ‘qualifying’ via the weight trends this time around. Only one of the six favourites to date has finished in the frame (no winners).

3.10: Three of the eight favourites have secured toteplacepot positions via seven renewals to date, statistics which include two winners.

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Uttoxeter:

UTTOXETER NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Uttoxeter: 153
Favourite stats: 51 (33.3%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 9/15 (60.0%)

Leading trainers at Uttoxeter in 2013:
7--Jonjo O'Neill (4/1-11/4-28/1-3/1-9/2-11/4-1/2*)
7--David Pipe (6/1-7/1-3/1-16/1-10/3-16/1-2/1*)
6--Alan King (5/1-4/11*-6/4*-9/4*-Evs*-2/1*)
6--Sue Smith (14/1-11/8*-5/1-7/1-3/1*-7/2*)
6--Nigel Twiston-Davies (85/40-10/3-9/4*-7/2-22/1-7/2*)
5--Peter Bowen (5/2-10/3*-4/1-11/4-8/11*)
4--Jim Best (4/1-11/8*-1/2*-6/4*)
4--Charlie Longsdon (4/1*-3/1-4/7*-8/1)
4--Evan Williams (15/8*-11/2-7/2-5/2*)

133/153 winners (86.9%) were returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
19--Jonjo O'Neill (2/1-Evs-6/4-5/4-7/2-5/2-6/5-6/4-6/4-11/4-13/8-2/1-5/4-11/8-13/8-5/2-7/2**-13/8-8/11)
8--Donald McCain (3/1-13/8-5/2-2/1-9/4-5/2-5/4-6/4)
5--Tim Vaughan (2/1-9/4-7/4-11/8-6/5)
4--Nicky Henderson (13/8-15/8-13/8-15/8)
4--David Pipe (15/8-3/1-7/4-4/5)

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Southwell (A/W):

SOUTHWELL (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 32
Favourite stats: 10 (31.2%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 2/4 (50.0%)

Leading trainers at Southwell:
3/7--Michael Appleby (6/1-9/2-9/4*)
3/13--John Jenkins (14/1-4/1-6/1)
2/6--Brian Ellison (11/2 & 5/1)
2/7--Keith Dalgleish (6/1 & 9/4**)
2/7--Shaun Harris (8/1 & 18/1)
2/7--Violet M Jordan (4/1** & 12/1)

30/32 (93.7%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of beaten favourites:
4--John Jenkins (4/1**-3/1-2/1-7/2**)
2--Keith Dalgleish (11/4 & 2/1)

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WEDNESDAY (11/12):

Hexham:

HEXHAM DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Hexham: 86
Favourite stats: 33 (38.4% of races--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 6/11 (54.5%)

Leading trainers of winners at Hexham in 2013:
15--Lucinda Russell (5/2*-13/8*-15/8-11/1-3/1-9/1-15/8*-6/1-13/8*-7/1-5/2*-9/4*-5/2-13/8*-5/1)
6--Sue Smith (5/1-11/4-10/3-4/1**-7/2-7/2)
3--Stuart Coltherd (5/2*-11/4-11/2**)
3--Stuart Crawford (11/10*-7/4-3/1)
3--Rose Dobbin (7/1-4/1-20/1)
3--James Ewart (7/2-11/8*-9/2)
3--Ferdy Murphy (5/1-6/1-15/8*)
3--Dianne Sayer (16/1-15/8*-7/2**)

80/86 winners (93.0%) were returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
14--Lucinda Russell (13/8-4/1**-5/2**-7/4-7/4-3/1-4/1-8/15-3/1-11/4-10/3-7/2***-13/8-3/1)
8--Sue Smith (9/2-5/1**-11/4-2/1-11/2***-11/2-9/4-8/11)
3--Phil Kirby (5/2**-11/2**-9/4)
3--Tim Vaughan (7/4-7/4-11/4)

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Leicester:

LEICESTER NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Leicester: 44
Favourite stats: 21 (47.7%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 7/10 (70.0%)

Leading trainers of winners at Leicester in 2013:
5--Tom George (7/1-1/4*-13/8*-5/1-5/1)
4--John Ferguson (6/5*-8/11*-8/11*-4/6*)
3--Venetia Williams (2/1*-3/1*-2/1**)
2--Richard Guest (5/1 & Evs*)
2--Philip Hobbs (10/11* & Evs*)
2--G.D. Hanmer (7/1 & 3/1)
2--David Pipe (10/11* & 15/8*)
2--Nigel Twiston-Davies (9/4 & 9/2)
2--Ian Williams (9/4* & 7/2)

41/44 winners (93.2%) were returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
2--Emma Lavelle (6/4 & 9/4)
2--Fergal O'Brien (5/4 twice)
2--David Pipe (15/8 & 10/3**)

Selling event schedule for 1.40: Seven-year-olds have won four of the last eight contests, whilst seven of the last nine renewals have been snared by runners burdened with a maximum weight of 11-3. Three market leaders have won during the study period alongside a joint favourite.

Class 4 handicap chase half a furlong short of three miles due to be contested at 2.10: Eight of the last nine winners have scored at a top price of 15/2, statistics which include four successful favourites.

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Kempton (A/W):

KEMPTON (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 103
Favourite stats: 28 (27.5%--includes joint/co favourites & 1 Non runner)
Odds on ratio: 5/6 (83.3%)

Leading trainers at Kempton:
4/8--Luca Cumani (16/1-11/8*-7/2-1/6*)
4/17--Marco Botti (2/1-2/1*-5/1-10/1)
4/25--John Gosden (2/5*-14/1-6/1-8/1)
4/33--Richard Hannon (7/2-4/1-8/1-11/2)
3/7--David Lanigan (5/2-7/4*-9/2)
3/7--Saeed Bin Suroor (3/1-7/2-5/1)
3/10--Charlie Appleby (11/10*-9/4*-4/5*)
3/10--James Bethell (9/2-8/1-8/1)
3/10--Derek Ivory (8/1-8/1-5/4*)

86/103 (83.5%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
7--John Gosden (6/5-2/1-7/4-15/8-5/4-2/1-9/4)
4--Andrew Balding (2/1-5/1-4/1-15/8)
4--James Fanshawe (9/4-9/2-5/2-11/10)
4--William Haggas (11/8-5/4-9/4-5/2)
3--George Baker (15/8-5/2-11/4)
3--Richard Hannon (4/1**-7/2-13/8)
3--David O'Meara (7/2**-11/4***-7/4)

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Lingfield (A/W):

LINGFIELD (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 88
Favourite stats: 31 (35.2%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 7/13 (53.8%)

Leading trainers at Lingfield:
3/4--Laura Mongan (8/1 three times)
3/6--Willie Musson (5/1-7/2*-3/1*)
3/6--David Nicholls (20/1-3/1-4/1)
3/9--William Haggas (9/2-9/4*-11/4)
3/11--Roger Varian (5/6*-3/1**-5/2)
3/15--Andrew Balding (6/1-4/6*-33/1)
3/16--David Evans (6/1-3/1*-5/2*)
3/18--John Gosden (Evs*-11/4-8/15*)

76/88 (86.4%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
6--Marco Botti (9/4-7/4**-5/2-Evs-6/4-11/10)
4--David Evans (5/4-7/4-11/4-5/1)
3--John Gosden (6/4**-4/5-6/4)
3--Gary Moore (5/1**-7/2**-10/11)
3--Ed Walker (5/2-3/1**-3/1)

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THURSDAY (12/12):

Huntingdon:

HUNTINGDON NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Huntingdon: 104
Favourite stats: 33 (31.7%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 9/16 (56.2%)

Leading trainers of winners at Huntingdon in 2013:
10--Nicky Henderson (4/9*-4/7*-11/10*-11/10*-3/1-15/8-15/8**-4/7*-2/1*-11/8*)
6--Jonjo O'Neill (15/8**-4/1-5/4*-5/1-5/1-4/6*)
4--Kim Bailey (8/1-4/1*-7/1-5/1)
4--Charlie Longsdon (5/2-Evs*-5/2*-3/1)
3--Ben Case (5/2-9/2-16/1)
3--John Ferguson (4/9*-6/1-9/2)
3--Lawney Hill (20/1-15/8-9/4)
3--Neil King (9/1-50/1-5/4*)
3--Gary Moore (12/1-12/1-4/1)
3--Paul Nicholls (4/5*-3/1-4/9*)
3--Tim Vaughan (4/5*-4/11*-10/1)

93/104 (89.4%) winners were sent off at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
3--Charlie Longsdon (5/4-2/1**-4/7-2/1-3/1)
4--John Ferguson (4/5-10/11-5/4-5/2)
4--Philip Hobbs (5/2-4/1-11/4-13/8)
4--Jonjo O'Neill (3/1-10/3-7/2-5/2)
3--Nicky Henderson (15/8-4/5-8/15)
3--Venetia Williams (11/4-5/2-7/2)

Class 4 handicap hurdle event scheduled for 12.30: Four of the five winners to date have carried a minimum weight of 11-2.

Mares novice chase scheduled for 1.00: All six winners have scored at odds of 3/1 or less, statistics whilst include three successful favourites.

‘Peterborough Chase’ scheduled for 2.00: Seven of the last eight winners have carried weights of 11-5 or more, whilst four favourites have won during the last eleven years. Five contests have slipped by since the last market leader obliged.

Three mile novice handicap chase scheduled for 2.30: Just one favourite has obliged via the last nine renewals, during which time six winners have emerged at odds ranging between 10/1 & 25/1. Six-year-old’s have won four of the last eight renewals.

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Newcastle:

NEWCASTLE NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Newcastle: 51
Favourite stats: 25 (49.0%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 8/11 (72.7%)

Trainers of winners at Newcastle in 2013:
4--Nick Alexander (1/2*-7/2-6/1-11/2)
4--Phil Kirby (Evs*-4/1-4/1-7/4*)
4--Donald McCain (7/2-3/1-4/1-22/1)
4--Lucinda Russell (3/1-4/6*-14/1-5/6*)
4--John Wade (6/5*-15/8*-5/2*-2/1*)
2--Stuart Crawford (3/1* & 11/8*)
2--Brian Ellison (10/11* & 9/4*)
2--James Ewart (6/4* & 4/1*)
2--Nicky Henderson (8/11* & 8/13*)
2--Keith Reveley (5/2-3/10*)
2--Nicky Richards (6/4* & 9/1)

46/51 (90.2%) of the winners scored at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of beaten favourites:
4--James Ewart (2/1-4/11-5/2-4/1)
4--Donald McCain (11/4-9/2-10/11-3/1)
2--Chris Grant (7/2 & 4/1)
2--Malcolm Jefferson (5/2** & 4/9)
2--Lucinda Russell (9/4 & 3/1)
2--Martin Todhunter (9/4 & 7/2)

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Taunton:

TAUNTON NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Taunton: 61
Favourite stats: 28 (45.9%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 11/17 (64.7%)

Leading trainers of winners at Taunton in 2013:
6--Paul Nicholls: (7/4*-5/6*-6/5*-4/7*-13/2-11/4)
5--David Pipe (2/1*-8/11*-7/2-7/1-4/1)
4--Harry Fry (9/4-8/11*-10/3*-10/11*)
4--Philip Hobbs (4/5*-8/11*-2/1*-15/8*)
4--Venetia Williams (6/4*-5/4*-4/6*-4/6*)
3--Evan Williams (10/1-25/1-10/3)

57/61 winners (93.4%) were returned at odds of 12/1 or less thus far,
forty eight of which (78.7%) were sent off at a top price of 7/1

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
5--Paul Nicholls (6/4-5/6-4/6-3/1**-5/6)
3--Chris Down (10/3-4/1-5/2)
3--Philip Hobbs (15/8-6/4-Evs)
2--Nicky Henderson (10/11 & 11/10)
2--David Pipe (3/1** & 13/8)
2--Tim Vaughan (2/1 & 8/13)
2--Evan Williams (9/4 & 2/1)

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Kempton (A/W):

KEMPTON (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 103
Favourite stats: 28 (27.5%--includes joint/co favourites & 1 Non runner)
Odds on ratio: 5/6 (83.3%)

Leading trainers at Kempton:
4/8--Luca Cumani (16/1-11/8*-7/2-1/6*)
4/17--Marco Botti (2/1-2/1*-5/1-10/1)
4/25--John Gosden (2/5*-14/1-6/1-8/1)
4/33--Richard Hannon (7/2-4/1-8/1-11/2)
3/7--David Lanigan (5/2-7/4*-9/2)
3/7--Saeed Bin Suroor (3/1-7/2-5/1)
3/10--Charlie Appleby (11/10*-9/4*-4/5*)
3/10--James Bethell (9/2-8/1-8/1)
3/10--Derek Ivory (8/1-8/1-5/4*)

86/103 (83.5%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
7--John Gosden (6/5-2/1-7/4-15/8-5/4-2/1-9/4)
4--Andrew Balding (2/1-5/1-4/1-15/8)
4--James Fanshawe (9/4-9/2-5/2-11/10)
4--William Haggas (11/8-5/4-9/4-5/2)
3--George Baker (15/8-5/2-11/4)
3--Richard Hannon (4/1**-7/2-13/8)
3--David O'Meara (7/2**-11/4***-7/4)

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FRIDAY (13/12):

Cheltenham:

CHELTENHAM NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Cheltenham: 90
Favourite stats: 25 (27.8%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 6/11 (54.5%)

Leading trainers of winners at Cheltenham in 2013:
10--Nicky Henderson (5/2-1/5*-1/4*-16/1-8/15*-11/4*-9/4-10/1-10/11*-4/1)
7--Paul Nicholls (16/1-11/4-8/13*-11/2-7/4**-7/4**-2/1)
6--Jonjo O'Neill (11/4*-7/1-25/1-5/1-3/1-7/1)
5--Willie Mullins (25/1-9/4*-8/11*-13/8*-5/1)
5--David Pipe (5/1-40/1-6/4-12/1-7/2**)
5--Nigel Twiston-Davies (16/1-13/2-9/4*-7/2-8/1)
4--Philip Hobbs (5/1*-7/2*-5/4*-20/1)
4--Colin Tizzard (28/1-11/8-7/2-13/2)

67/90 winners (74.4%) have been returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
10--Paul Nicholls (10/11-4/1-6/1**-5/2-9/2**-15/8-5/2**-10/3**-7/2**-5/1**)
9--Nicky Henderson (9/4-15/8-5/2-7/1-5/4-7/2**-4/6-7/2-6/1**)
6--David Pipe (5/2-7/2-11/8-9/4-15/8-9/2)
4--John Ferguson (8/1**-Evs-6/1**-6/1**)
4--Alan King (7/2**-7/4**-7/4**-15/8)
4--Nigel Twiston-Davies (4/5-9/4**-9/2-9/2)

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Bangor:

BANGOR NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Bangor: 81
Favourite stats: 32 (39.5% of races--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 10/15 (66.7%)

Leading trainers at Bangor in 2013:
10--Donald McCain (Evs*-3/1-5/6*-11/8*-4/6*-4/9*-11/2-8/15*-20/1-7/2)
6--Rebecca Curtis (2/1*-5/1-11/8*-1/2*-Evs*-8/11*)
5--Jonjo O'Neill (7/1-10/1-5/2-9/2-13/8*)
4--Fergal O'Brien (11/8*-9/4*-5/1-9/2)
4--Nigel Twiston-Davies (15/2-7/1-11/4**-11/1)
3--Tony Coyle (8/1-2/1-5/2)
3--Miss Sally Duckett (5/4*-85/40-5/4*)
3--Harry Fry (1/2*-3/1-5/2)
3--Nicky Henderson (5/4-15/2-4/6*)
3--Charlie Longsdon (3/1-11/8*-9/4)
3--John O'Shea (5/1-11/4-16/1)

76/81 winners (93.8%) were returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
9--Jonjo O'Neill (3/1-6/4-11/4-7/2-11/8-11/4-13/8-4/1-7/4)
7--Donald McCain (11/10-5/6-2/1-5/4-6/4-4/6-11/8)
4--Peter Bowen (7/2-2/1-2/1-7/4)
4--Nigel Twiston-Davies (7/2-5/2**-9/2-5/2)
3--Rebecca Curtis (5/4-15/8-5/6)
3--Tim Vaughan (10/11-13/8-2/5)

Class 4 novice chase event scheduled for 12.10: Five-year-olds have won all three renewals to date, whilst securing all six available toteplacepot positions. The three favourites have secured two gold medals and one of the silver variety.

Three mile handicap hurdle event due to be contested at 1.50: Seven-year-olds have won three of the last four contests, whilst the last seven gold medallists have carried a minimum burden of 10-10.

Seventeen furlong NH Novice Hurdle scheduled for 2.20: Four-year-olds have secured seven of the last ten renewals during which time, six market leaders and one joint favourite have prevailed. Donald McCain held four options at the penultimate entry stage, the trainer having secured four of the last seven renewals.

Five-year-olds lead the four-year-olds 5-4 via nine renewals during the last decade in the scheduled closing bumper event at 3.25.

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Southwell (A/W):

SOUTHWELL (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 32
Favourite stats: 10 (31.2%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 2/4 (50.0%)

Leading trainers at Southwell:
3/7--Michael Appleby (6/1-9/2-9/4*)
3/13--John Jenkins (14/1-4/1-6/1)
2/6--Brian Ellison (11/2 & 5/1)
2/7--Keith Dalgleish (6/1 & 9/4**)
2/7--Shaun Harris (8/1 & 18/1)
2/7--Violet M Jordan (4/1** & 12/1)

30/32 (93.7%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of beaten favourites:
4--John Jenkins (4/1**-3/1-2/1-7/2**)
2--Keith Dalgleish (11/4 & 2/1)

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Wolverhampton:

WOLVES (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 171
Favourite stats: 64 (37.4%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 10/23 (43.5%)

Leading trainers at Wolverhampton:
11/54--David Evans (4/1***-4/1-7/2*-22/1-9/2*-5/4*-8/1-9/1-7/2*-7/1-5/2*)
5/19--Alan Bailey (7/4*-20/1-5/1-16/1-8/1)
5/25--Michael Appleby (5/6*-7/2-4/1-5/4*-5/2*)
5/35--Mark Johnston (13/8*-7/1-15/2-3/1-5/6*)
4/8--Christine Dunnett (9/2-7/2-8/1-6/4*)
4/11--Phil McBride (9/4-50/1-5/4*-3/1*)
4/16-Tom Dascombe (11/10*-7/1-6/4*-9/4)
4/22--Marco Botti (20/1-7/2-10/3-5/4)

155/171 (90.6%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of beaten favourites:
8--David Evans (7/4-2/1-9/4-4/1**-7/2**-4/1**-1/2-5/4)
6--Mark Johnston (5/2-Evs-10/3-13/8-11/4-8/11)
4--Marco Botti (5/4-13/8-Evs-Evs)
4--James Tate (11/8-5/4-7/4-11/4)

Class 4 twelve furlong handicap scheduled for 5.25: Three clear market leaders and two joint favourites have prevailed via just the six contests thus far. Four-year-olds lead the three-year-olds 3-2 to date. Four of the six winners have carried 9-3 or more to victory.

Class 6 maiden event due to be contested at 5.55: Three-year-olds have won all four contests, whilst we still await the first successful market leader.

Class 6 seven furlongs handicap scheduled for 6.25: Eight of the 10 winners have carried weights of 9-2 or more, statistics which include four successful favourites. Three and four-year-olds have (equally) shared eight of the last ten renewals.

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SATURDAY (14/12):

Cheltenham:

CHELTENHAM NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Cheltenham: 90
Favourite stats: 25 (27.8%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 6/11 (54.5%)

Leading trainers of winners at Cheltenham in 2013:
10--Nicky Henderson (5/2-1/5*-1/4*-16/1-8/15*-11/4*-9/4-10/1-10/11*-4/1)
7--Paul Nicholls (16/1-11/4-8/13*-11/2-7/4**-7/4**-2/1)
6--Jonjo O'Neill (11/4*-7/1-25/1-5/1-3/1-7/1)
5--Willie Mullins (25/1-9/4*-8/11*-13/8*-5/1)
5--David Pipe (5/1-40/1-6/4-12/1-7/2**)
5--Nigel Twiston-Davies (16/1-13/2-9/4*-7/2-8/1)
4--Philip Hobbs (5/1*-7/2*-5/4*-20/1)
4--Colin Tizzard (28/1-11/8-7/2-13/2)

67/90 winners (74.4%) have been returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
10--Paul Nicholls (10/11-4/1-6/1**-5/2-9/2**-15/8-5/2**-10/3**-7/2**-5/1**)
9--Nicky Henderson (9/4-15/8-5/2-7/1-5/4-7/2**-4/6-7/2-6/1**)
6--David Pipe (5/2-7/2-11/8-9/4-15/8-9/2)
4--John Ferguson (8/1**-Evs-6/1**-6/1**)
4--Alan King (7/2**-7/4**-7/4**-15/8)
4--Nigel Twiston-Davies (4/5-9/4**-9/2-9/2)

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Doncaster:

DONCASTER NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Doncaster: 49
Favourite stats: 24 (49.0%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 7/10 (70.0%)

Leading trainers of winners at Doncaster in 2013:
5--Paul Nicholls (85/40-4/5*-Evs*-13/8*-13/8**)
4--John Ferguson (11/2-10/11*-Evs*-2/1*)
4--Nicky Henderson (4/11*-11/4**-5/2-9/4*)
4--Keith Reveley (20/1-7/2-9/1-9/4*)
3--John Quinn (14/1-7/4*-7/2)
2--Henry Daly (11/2 & 15/2)
2--Emma Lavelle (13/8* & 2/1*)
2--Venetia Williams (5/2* & 6/1)

Over half of the winners (26/49) have emerged from just eight stables

45/49 winners (91.8%) sent off at odds of 12/1 or less (9/1 in real terms)

Trainers of beaten favourites:
4--Paul Nicholls (11/4**-4/7-9/2-7/4**)
3--Nicky Henderson (Evs-13/8**-11/10)
3--Alan King (3/1-9/4-13/2)
2--James Ewart (5/2 & 9/2)
2--Jonjo O'Neill (2/1 & 5/1)
2--Jeremy Scott (7/2 & 7/4)
2--Tim Vaughan (3/1 & 1/2)

Class 3 handicap chase over nineteen furlongs due to be contested at 2.40: The last six winners have carried a minimum burden of 11-4.

Coole River potentially represents Emma Lavelle who comes to the gig on a hat trick, whilst seven-year-olds have won three of the four contests thus far in the potential finale at 3.15 (three mile handicap chase).

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Lingfield (NH):

LINGFIELD NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Lingfield: 61
Favourite stats: 25 (41.0%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 10/20 (50.0%)

Trainers of winners at Lingfield in 2013:
4--Gary Moore (8/1-3/1-11/4-5/4*)
3--Alison Batchelor (66/1-1/2*-14/1)
3--Philip Hobbs (9/4-4/6*-2/5*)
3--Pat Phelan (7/2-10/1-4/7*)
2--George Baker (6/4* & 5/2*)
2--Ali Brewer (7/1 & 3/1)
2--Mick Channon (13/8 & 16/1)
2--Warren Greatrex (12/1 & 10/11*)
2--Tom Gretton (7/4* & 9/4**)
2--Oliver Sherwood (3/1 & Evs*)
2--Venetia Williams (9/4* & 11/8*)

50/61 winners (82.0%) have scored at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of beaten favourites:
3--Nicky Henderson (13/8-4/7-5/4)
2--Warren Greatrex (11/4 & 10/11)
2--Alan King (10/11 & 7/4)
2--Charlie Longsdon (6/5 & 11/10)
2--Tim Vaughan (4/11 & 4/6)
2--Venetia Williams (6/4 & 5/2)

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Southwell (A/W):

SOUTHWELL (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 32
Favourite stats: 10 (31.2%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 2/4 (50.0%)

Leading trainers at Southwell:
3/7--Michael Appleby (6/1-9/2-9/4*)
3/13--John Jenkins (14/1-4/1-6/1)
2/6--Brian Ellison (11/2 & 5/1)
2/7--Keith Dalgleish (6/1 & 9/4**)
2/7--Shaun Harris (8/1 & 18/1)
2/7--Violet M Jordan (4/1** & 12/1)

30/32 (93.7%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of beaten favourites:
4--John Jenkins (4/1**-3/1-2/1-7/2**)
2--Keith Dalgleish (11/4 & 2/1)

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Wolverhampton (A/W):

WOLVES (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 171
Favourite stats: 64 (37.4%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 10/23 (43.5%)

Leading trainers at Wolverhampton:
11/54--David Evans (4/1***-4/1-7/2*-22/1-9/2*-5/4*-8/1-9/1-7/2*-7/1-5/2*)
5/19--Alan Bailey (7/4*-20/1-5/1-16/1-8/1)
5/25--Michael Appleby (5/6*-7/2-4/1-5/4*-5/2*)
5/35--Mark Johnston (13/8*-7/1-15/2-3/1-5/6*)
4/8--Christine Dunnett (9/2-7/2-8/1-6/4*)
4/11--Phil McBride (9/4-50/1-5/4*-3/1*)
4/16-Tom Dascombe (11/10*-7/1-6/4*-9/4)
4/22--Marco Botti (20/1-7/2-10/3-5/4)

155/171 (90.6%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of beaten favourites:
8--David Evans (7/4-2/1-9/4-4/1**-7/2**-4/1**-1/2-5/4)
6--Mark Johnston (5/2-Evs-10/3-13/8-11/4-8/11)
4--Marco Botti (5/4-13/8-Evs-Evs)
4--James Tate (11/8-5/4-7/4-11/4)

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SUNDAY (15/12):

Carlisle:

CARLISLE NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Carlisle: 82
Favourite stats: 36 (44.4%--includes joint and co favourites & one non runner)
Odds on ratio: 11/17 (64.7%)

Leading trainers of winners at Carlisle in 2013:
7--Nicky Richards (1/8*-5/1-3/1**-10/1-4/1-4/7*-4/1)
6--Jonjo O'Neill (9/2-6/4-7/4*-6/4*-11/10*-5/4*)
4--Charlie Longsdon (6/4*-11/10*-10/11*-4/5*)
4--Alan Swinbank (6/1-10/1-11/10*-6/4*)
3--Rose Dobbin (11/2-3/1*-4/1)
3--Tim Easterby (3/1**-15/8*-8/1)
3--Brian Ellison (11/4-6/1-7/2*)
3--James Ewart (4/7*-2/1*-11/8)
3--Donald McCain (5/2-4/5*-9/1)

76/82 winners (92.7%) scored at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
7--Lucinda Russell (3/1**-5/2-6/4-11/10-7/2**-11/8-11/8)
5--Donald McCain (4/9-4/6-7/2-4/1-7/4)
4--Sue Smith (4/1***-9/2-9/2-3/1**)
3--Brian Ellison (6/4-7/2**-3/1)
3--Charlie Longsdon (Evs-5/6-11/8)
3--Alan Swinbank (5/2-5/2-6/5)

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Southwell (NH):

SOUTHWELL NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number ofraces at Southwell: 129
Favourite stats: 52 (40.3%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 14/20 (70.0%)

Leading trainers at Southwell in 2013 (includes one dead-heat):
7--Charlie Longsdon (3/1-7/2**-9/2-10/11*-8/1-9/4-4/6*)
5--Nigel Twiston-Davies (2/7*-4/5*-7/2-11/4-7/4)
4--Jonjo O'Neill (11/2-5/4*-16/1-5/6*)
4--Keith Reveley (3/1-11/8*-14/1-3/1)
4--Lucy Wadham (6/4*-3/1-4/1-6/5*)
4--Venetia Williams (Evs*-13/8*-7/1-11/4**)

121/130 winners (93.1%) to date were returned at odds of 12/1 or less.

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
6--Jonjo O'Neill (15/8-15/8-9/4-15/8-7/4-2/1)
5--Charlie Longsdon (9/4-9/4-8/13-15/8-5/2)
4--Alan King (5/1**-3/1**-6/4-5/2)
4--Sue Smith (8/15-7/2-3/1***-11/10)

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MONDAY (16/12):

Ffos Las:

FFOS LAS NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Ffos Las: 123
Favourite stats: 43 (34.9%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 8/16 (50.0%)

Trainers of winners at Ffos Las in 2013:
16--Peter Bowen (3/1**-3/1-7/1-11/4*-5/1-5/2-15/8-9/4*-4/7*-7/4*-9/4-5/1-16/1-3/1-7/2-11/8*)
12--Rebecca Curtis (11/2-4/1-16/1-7/2-4/1-11/10*-5/2-3/1-15/8-6/1-4/6*-8/13*)
8--Evan Williams (7/1-7/2-9/4-20/1-5/2-9/4-Evs*-6/1)
7--Jonjo O'Neill (9/2-7/2-3/1-5/1-13/8-7/4*-4/9*)
5--David Pipe (3/1-2/1-2/1**-5/1-7/1)
5--Nigel Twiston Davies (5/4*-7/1-4/1-14/1-4/1)

115/124 winners (92.7%) were sent off at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of beaten favourites:
11--Rebecca Curtis (11/4-4/9-10/11-7/4-7/4-2/1**-11/8-11/4-3/1-6/4**-5/6)
9--Peter Bowen (11/4**-9/2-7/4-11/4-11/8-10/11-9/4-5/2-5/4)
8--Jonjo O'Neill (11/8-2/1-5/2-6/4-11/8-11/8-6/5-9/4)
6--Evan Williams (7/2-15/8**9/4-4/5-3/1**-5/2)
5--Nigel Twiston-Davies (9/4-3/1-7/4-5/4-11/4)
4--David Pipe (9/4-9/4-15/8-7/2)

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Plumpton:

PLUMPTON NH DETAILS FOR 2013:

Number of races at Plumpton: 91
Favourite stats: 37 (40.6%--includes joint and co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 10/13 (76.9%)

Leading trainers of winners at Plumpton in 2013:
7--Gary Moore (6/1-9/2-Evs-9/2-7/2-4/1**-4/1)
5--Alan King (6/4-8/11*-1/2*-11/10*-8/11*)
5--David Pipe (1/5*-15/8*-1/7*-9/2-11/8*)
4--Chris Gordon (33/1-5/1-9/1-7/2)
4--Suzy Smith (8/1-5/1-16/1-11/4**)
4--Venetia Williams (9/4*-3/1**-Evs*10/11*)
3--Kevin Tork (40/1-3/1*-11/8*)
3--Tom Symonds (16/1-3/1-15/8*)
3--Sheena West (9/4-6/1-10/3*)

81/91 winners (89.0%) were returned at odds of 12/1 or less

Trainers of most beaten favourites:
4--Charlie Longsdon (Evs-3/1-15/8-11/4)
3--Philip Hobbs (7/4-11/8-3/1)
3--Emma Lavelle (2/1-5/2-15/8)
3--Gary Moore (2/1-6/4-3/1)
3--Jonjo O'Neill (4/1-9/2-11/4)
3--Tim Vaughan (11/8-6/4-2/1**)

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Wolverhampton (A/W):

WOLVES (A/W SEASON SAT 26TH OCTOBER TO SAT 29TH MARCH)

No of races: 171
Favourite stats: 64 (37.4%--includes joint/co favourites)
Odds on ratio: 10/23 (43.5%)

Leading trainers at Wolverhampton:
11/54--David Evans (4/1***-4/1-7/2*-22/1-9/2*-5/4*-8/1-9/1-7/2*-7/1-5/2*)
5/19--Alan Bailey (7/4*-20/1-5/1-16/1-8/1)
5/25--Michael Appleby (5/6*-7/2-4/1-5/4*-5/2*)
5/35--Mark Johnston (13/8*-7/1-15/2-3/1-5/6*)
4/8--Christine Dunnett (9/2-7/2-8/1-6/4*)
4/11--Phil McBride (9/4-50/1-5/4*-3/1*)
4/16-Tom Dascombe (11/10*-7/1-6/4*-9/4)
4/22--Marco Botti (20/1-7/2-10/3-5/4)

155/171 (90.6%) of winners returned at odds of 12/1 or less to date

Trainers of beaten favourites:
8--David Evans (7/4-2/1-9/4-4/1**-7/2**-4/1**-1/2-5/4)
6--Mark Johnston (5/2-Evs-10/3-13/8-11/4-8/11)
4--Marco Botti (5/4-13/8-Evs-Evs)
4--James Tate (11/8-5/4-7/4-11/4)

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