Today's action comes from Beverley, Hamilton, Haydock, Yarmouth and Kempton.
General stats: Simon West has saddled three of his eight runners at Beverley to winning effect.
2.00 & 3.00 (two divisions of the opening race on the card): Eight of the nine toteplacepot positions (including all three winners) have been claimed by horses carrying weights of 8-12 or more.
2.30: Five of the last eight favourites have won, but they are the only market leaders to have triumphed in the last fifteen years. Eight of the fifteen favourites have secured toteplacepot positions, though last year’s 2/5 market leader finished out of the (short field) frame.
3.30: The last five winners have all carried weights of 9-2 or less whilst five of the six favourites have finished out with the washing (no winners) to date.
4.00: Seven of the nine winners thus far have carried weights of 8-12 or more whilst two of the eight favourites have won thus far, with eight of the nine market leaders having secured toteplacepot positions.
4.30: Four of the last 14 favourites have won to date, whilst eight market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions in the process.
General stats: William Haggas cannot put a foot wrong at the time of writing and his 45% record (5/11) at Hamilton stands out from the crowd.
General stats: John Holt (3/9) is (respectfully) one of the ‘lesser trainers’ to respect at Haydock, albeit Roger Varian and William Haggas representatives should invariably be kept on the right side.
2.20: Mark Johnston was responsible for six of the fourteen penultimate entries at the five-day stage and relies on Nice Rose this time around.
2.50: Only one of the six market leaders has finished in the frame to date via just three renewals. One of the three 5/2 co favourites won the inaugural contest before the last three market leaders all finished out with the washing.
3.20: Both (odds on) favourites have obliged to date.
4.50: Favourites come to the gig on a hat trick, albeit the first four market leaders all failed to score since the first running of the contest was contested back in 2006.
General stats: Highly promising rider Harry Bentley boasts a 28% strike rate (5/18) at Yarmouth to date, statistics which have produced a level stake profit of over thirty-eight points.
General stats: Saeed Bin Suroor has been in decent form of late and with Royal Ascot on the horizon, Godolphin’s blue colours should be figuring prominently this week. Saeed’s 32% strike rate here at Kempton has produced nearly twenty points of level stake profits during the last five years.