Lots of action to choose from today. Racing comes from Chepstow, Goodwood, Musselburgh, Sandown, York and Aintree on a busy Friday.
General stats: William Haggas (sorry to be repetitive!) has saddled no less than five of his eight runners to winning effect here at Chepstow in recent years, producing over thirteen points of level stake profits in the process.
General stats: Mahmood Al Zarooni’s level stake figures are marginally (four points) in the black via a strike rate of 26% (10/38) at Goodwood in recent years.
General stats: Graham Lee’s figures of 3/16 are nothing to become too exited about though the ‘revised pilot’ has produced twenty eight points of level stake profits at Musselburgh since switching codes.
General stats: Jeremy Noseda’s ratio is as constant as they come given that the trainer boasts a 33% strike rate at each of the three ‘vintage variables’ in the sport at Sandown, Jeremy’s juvenile ratio is 3/9, three-year-old raiders stand at 9/27, whilst one of his three older runners obliged during the five-year period.
General stats: John Dunlop is enduring a wretched start to the season by his high standards at the time of writing with just two of his fifty runners having won in 2012. John boasts a 29% strike rate here at York however via a ratio of 10/35, statistics which have produced level stake profits of fifty points.
Five furlong juvenile event scheduled for 2.00: Favourites come to the gig on a hat trick, the first market leader having finished out of the frame back in 2009.
Ten furlong 3YO handicap scheduled for 2.30: The eventual ‘Great Voltigeur’ winner Sea Moon landed this event last year when completing a double for favourites in the contest in the last two years. The previous seven contests had been won by horses returned at odds ranging between 7/2 and 16/1, with successful favourites only conspicuous by their absence.
Two-year-old ‘seller’ over six furlongs due to be contested at 3.40: Five contests have slipped by since a favourite prevailed.
Class 3 five furlong handicap scheduled for 4.10: Eight renewals have been contested during the last decade with seven winners ranging between 14/1 and 33/1, the other gold medallist having scored at 7/1. The last five winners have carried weights of nine stones or more.
Twelve furlong apprentice handicap scheduled for 5.15: One of the four favourites prevailed at odds of 3/1 whereby there are no level stake profits or losses relating to the finale thus far.
General stats: Kate Walton’s 25% strike rate (3/12) is nothing startling at Aintree, though an LSP figure of over sixty-two points certainly creates interest.