Saturday is never the easiest day of the week to pick a winner, quantity invariably seems more prevalent than quality! Thankfully, we've got some pointers from Mal Boyle to steer us in the right direction at Bath, Beverley, Chester, Sandown, Market Rasen and Newton Abbot...
General stats: Roberts Cowell’s 4/6 ratio at Bath suggests that we could be making a decent profit on Saturday if the trainer offers the green light to any of his runners.
General stats: Marco Botti held two options earlier in the week having saddled both runners to winning effect at the Yorkshire venue thus far.
General stats: Sir Mark Prescott’s 5/11 ratio on the Roodee stands out from the crowd.
General stats: Luke Dace (3/13) is worth a second glance when he declares representatives at the Esher venue.
Class 3 all aged five furlong handicap scheduled for 2.15: One clear market leader and three joint favourites have won, whilst 10 of the 19 market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions in the process.
Group 3 ‘Solario Stakes’ scheduled for 2.50: Mark Johnston has saddled two of the last six winners with Mark’s only option at five-day stage being his ‘Acomb’ runner up Steeler. Three favourites have scored during the last 14 years, whilst six of the fifteen market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions in the process.
Group ’Atlanta Stakes’ scheduled for 3.25: Sir Michael Stoute has saddled two of the last six winners and his recent Listed race runner-up Dank was Michael’s only at the five-day stage. Just two favourites have scored during the last decade though that said, the biggest priced winner during the period was a 17/2 chance. Five of the 11 market leaders during the period have secured toteplacepot positions.
All aged ten furlong handicap event due to be contested at 4.00: Four-year-olds have claimed eight of the last 11 renewals, whilst 10 of the last 12 winners have carried weights of 9-1 or more. Two clear market leaders and three joint favourites have won during the study period, whilst 11 of the 18 market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions in the process.
Nursery event scheduled for 4.30: Five of the last 12 favourites have secured toteplacepot positions, statistics which include three winners.
General stats: Ian Williams (7/29) and David Bridgwater (3/11) are two trainers to look out for at the tea-time meeting.
General stats: Gordon Elliot (7/18) and Gary Brown (4/12) are alternative trainers to note alongside more obvious handlers such as Paul Nicholls (32% strike rate during the last five years via 42 winners producing a thirty point LSP figure).