It's a busy day today with six meetings scheduled in the UK. Mal Boyle's got the stats for all the action from Hamilton, Sandown, Wetherby, Uttoxeter, Lingfield and Wolverhampton, covering the Flat races, the Summer Jumps and the All-Weather fare, so there should be something for everyone today!
General stats: David Barron won the first two races on the card creating a 19/1 double, whilst Kevin Ryan also saddled a double at odds of 54/1 (9/1 & 9/2). Two of the seven races on the card went the way of market leaders.
General stats: This meeting presented the majority of the bookmakers with their Royal Ascot ‘stash’, the six winners being returned at 33/1-25/1-25/1-12/1-15/2-11/2. The only successful market leader was a 15/2 joint favourite on the card. The unsuccessful 4/6 favourite in the opening event paved the way for layers to make the most of the subsequent results.
Class 5 five furlong juvenile event scheduled for 6.15: We still await the first successful favourite following five renewals, with trainer Richard Hannon having saddled 8/1 and 4/1 winners to date. Richard has also saddled three silver medallists, albeit the inmates were fancied to go one better having been sent of as favourites at 4/6-6/4-9/4. Four of the five market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions.
Class 4 handicap over the minimum trip due to be contested at 6.50: Five contests have slipped by since the only favourite scored via nine renewals. Six winners have scored in double figures, ranging between 10/1 and 33/1. Four of the last five gold medallists carried a minimum weight of 9-5. Four of the nine market leaders finished in the frame.
Class 4 seven furlong handicap scheduled for 7.25: Four of the last five winners have been returned in double figures in a race in which we still await the first successful favourite following seven renewals. Only two market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions.
One mile Class 4 handicap scheduled for 7.55: Four-year-olds have won the last four renewals whilst vintage representatives have claimed six of the last seven available toteplacepot positions. The last four favourites have all finished in the frame, statistics which include two gold medallists.
Ten furlong three-year-old maiden event scheduled for 8.30: Three clear market leaders and one joint favourite won consecutive races between 2006 and 2007, though successful ‘jollies’ have been conspicuous by their absence in subsequent events. Sir Michael Stoute held three options earlier in the week as the only trainer to have won two renewals of this event during the last decade. The last three market leaders have finished out of the frame at odds of 11/10-11/10-7/4.
General stats: Although all seven winners were returned at odds of 100/30 or less, just two successful favourites were recorded.
General stats: Watch out for any Paul Webber runners on the card with the trainer holding five options at the time of writing. I noted that Paul did not have any runners at Sunday’s meeting at the track despite saddling a 21/1 double on last year’s card. Four of Paul five winners at the course in recent times have hailed from his hurdlers and it’s worth considering the fact that Lemon’s Gent held two options in races over timber at the meeting.
General stats: Three of the seven favourites won at the meeting with an 8/1 chance being the biggest priced winner on the card.
General stats: Paul Rich boasts a 35% strike rate at Dunstall Park with potential runners at the meeting at the time of writing. Popular handlers such as John Gosden (24%), Jeremy Noseda (32%), Roger Varian (36%) and Mark Johnston (24%) also held options at the meeting earlier in the week.