Mal Boyle closes his week out with a quick reminder of his thoughts on the racing at Ayr, Catterick, Newbury, Newmarket and Wolverhampton on a busy...
General stats: Keith Dalgleish is back among the winners and a big race winner at Ayr cannot be far away given his racecourse ratio of 20% via sixteen winners, figures backed up by an LSP return of twenty-three points.
Ayr Gold Cup scheduled for 3.30: David Nicholls has saddled four winners during the last decade against Kevin Ryan’s pair of winners during the study period. Four-year-olds lead the five-year-olds 4-3 via the last eight contests. The ten winners were returned at odds ranging between 11/1 and 33/1 with no successful market leaders recorded. Eight of the eleven favourites secured toteplacepot positions. Six of the last seven winners have carried a minimum burden of 9-2.
‘Draw details’ (six furlongs)
12-16-9-15 (26 ran-soft)
17-24-8-11 (26 ran-good)
15-6-9-3 (26 ran-good)
20-21-26-11 (27 ran-heavy)
22-6-9-18 (28 ran-good to soft)
6-16-9-26 (23 ran-good to soft)
2-4-27-3 (27 ran-good)
8-16-18-20 (24 ran-soft)
10-14-6-1 (26 ran-good)
16-10-15-18 (28 ran-good)
General stats: Jo Hughes raiders are invariably worth a second glance given her 2/4 strike rate, which is improved to 1/1 via her one juvenile raider to date.
General stats: The 5/15 ratio enjoyed by Patrick Chamings at Newbury is worth reporting, as is his fifteen points of level stake profit at the venue in recent years.
General stats: Andrew Balding and Ralph Beckett have produced an aggregate of two hundred and thirty-five points of level stake profits during the last five years via their combined total of twenty-eight winners at the venue.
General stats: Gerard Butler’s 23% strike rate via eighteen winners has produced an LSP figure of thirty-two points of level stake profits at Dunstall Park.