Good Morning Everyone, today's racing comes from Catterick, Yarmouth, Kempton, Lingfield & Worcester. And as of 0815 today: all five meetings were set to go ahead! It has been a while since the weather last failed to intervene. Here's a reminder of Mal Boyle's notes for today:
General stats: With none of the represented trainers boasting out of the ordinary figures at Catterick on Wednesday, it might be worth trusting in the mounts of Graham Gibbons, the jockey boasting level stake profits of one hundred and seventeen points during the last five years.
2.50: Seven of the eleven favourites during the last decade have secured toteplacepot positions, statistics which include two winners. All ten winners were returned at odds of 9/1 or less.
3.20: Five favourites have won during the last decade, whilst six market leaders claimed toteplacepot positions.
3.50: Tim Easterby comes into the contest on a hat trick, represented by Blue Shoes on this occasion. Seven of the last twelve favourites have secured win and place positions, statistics which include three gold medallists. Nine winners during the last decade carried weights of 8-13 or less.
4.20: Four-year-olds have won half (4/8) of the contests to date, whilst just one (joint) favourite has obliged thus far. Winners sent off at 28/1-18/1-14/1-10/1-9/1-8/1 have turned this contest into a nightmare event for investors in general terms. Four of the nine market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions.
4.50: Just to rub salt into the wounds of punters, this is the second division of the previous event on the card whereby same sorry stats apply.
5.20: Sir Mark Prescott has secured both renewals thus far and the trainer is represented by The Baronet this time around.
General stats: Sir Mark Prescott leads the way at this Yarmouth meeting having saddled thirteen of his last fifty-two runners to winning effect, an exact strike rate of 25%.
General stats: Five of the last thirteen runners saddled by Saeed Bin Suroor at the time of writing had won, with the trainer boasting a 34% strike rate at the Sunbury venue of late.
General stats: Panettone is only Roger Varian’s seventh runner at Lingfield, the trainer boasting a 50% strike rate via his previous raiders.
General stats: If any track in the land was going to be flooded last weekend, I guess that Worcester would have marked up as the 7/2 favourite despite the number of ‘runners’! Hoping that racing can take place however, I pass on news that Anthony Honeyball enjoys a 38% strike rate at the venue, boasting seventy points of level stake profits for good measure.