The weekend starts here and Mal Boyle's got some interesting pointers to help you pick a winner (or two!) at Bath, Catterick, Doncaster, Newmarket and Market Rasen.
General stats: Rod Millman saddled a 44/1 double on the card last season. The six winners ranging between 3/1 and 8/1 with all six favourites beaten on the day. The £1,063.10 toteplacepot dividend confirmed the unlikely results.
Ten furlong Class 5 handicap scheduled for 6.30: Four-year-olds have won four of the six races thus far with vintage handicappers coming to this year’s gig on a hat trick. Three of the eight favourites have finished in the frame, statistics which include two winners.
Class 5 Five furlong handicap for fillies scheduled for 7.35: Five renewals have slipped by without a favourite scoring since the inaugural 6/5 market leader won back in 2006. Three of the six favourites have secured toteplacepot positions.
Five and a half furlong handicap due to be contested at 8.10: Three of the nine favourites have claimed toteplacepot positions via six renewals. Just one winning favourite has been recorded though it was hardly surprising that relevant contest produced a successful market leader as in a five runner event, four horses were sent off as 3/1 co favourites!
General stats: David O’Meara saddled a 19/1 double on the card twelve months ago where favourites won three of the seven races on the card. All seven winners ranged in price between 1/9 and 5/1.
Class 6 selling event scheduled for 2.35: Three of the nine races during the last decade were won by market leaders. The biggest priced winner during the last six contests (all three favourites won during the period) was returned at 5/1, whilst five of six market leaders secured toteplacepot positions.
Five furlong (Class 5) handicap scheduled for 3.10: The last six winners have carried a minimum burden of 9-2, whilst five of those gold medallists were saddled with weights ranging between 9-6 and 9-13. Ruth Carr has saddled two of the last three winners and the trainer held two options at the five-day stage.
Class 4 six furlong handicap: Two of the three market leaders have prevailed though last year’s hat trick seeker finished out of the frame.
Maiden event over twelve furlongs due to be contested at 4.20: Six favourites have obliged via nine contests during the last decade. All nine market leaders finished in the frame though from a win perspective, it’s worth noting that the beaten favourites were sent off at 4/11-8/13-5/4.
Class 6 six furlong handicap scheduled for 4.55: Six renewals have slipped by since the only successful favourite (via nine renewals) scored back in 2005. All nine winners carried 8-13 or more whilst six of the last seven gold medallists carried a minimum burden of 9-4. Four of the nine market leaders claimed toteplacepot positions.
General stats: Brian Meehan saddled a 1082/1 treble on the card last year via winners at 16/1-15/2-13/2. Just one of the six races was secured by a market leader.
General stats: The results I have down for this two-day meeting were for the previous weekend when the Derby was staged later than was the case this time around. Certain publications suggest this is a new two-day meeting whereby you might want to check for yourself though that said, trainers tend to target venues at certain times of the year whereby I believe the stats could still be relevant, whatever your detections find! Winning favourites were conspicuous by their absence on last year’s Friday card with Mark Johnston securing a 31/1 double at the meeting.
General stats: Nicky Henderson (15/34 during the last five years) boasts a 44% ratio at the venue.