Wednesday’s action comes from Carlisle, Catterick, Kempton, Wolverhampton and Worcester and here’s a quick reminder of Mal Boyle’s thoughts on the day ahead…
General stats: Sir Mark Prescott held two options at the Cumbrian circuit at the weekend, Mark having saddled three of his four runners at the racecourse to winning effect in recent years.
General stats: Sir Mark Prescott held two options at the time of writing, the trainer attempting to build on his 23% strike rate at venue during the last five years.
2.10: Three favourites have won via eight renewals during the last decade. Seven of the eight winners have scored at odds of 7/1 or less.
2.40: All eight winners during the last decade have been sent off at 10/1 or less, statistics which include three successful market leaders.
3.10: Five of the seven winners thus far have been burdened with a minimum weight of 9-7. Three favourites have won since the inaugural running back in 2005 during which time.
3.40: The last seven gold medallists have carried weights of 9-2 or less. Successful market leaders have only been conspicuous by their absence via eight contests during the last decade. That said, three of the last four favourites have secured toteplacepot positions.
4.10: Six of the last nine available toteplacepot positions have been claimed by horses sent off in double figures, statistics which include the last two (16/1 & 14/1) winners. Four renewals have slipped by since the first two favourites obliged back in 2005/6.
4.40: The last six winners of the toteplacepot finale carried a maximum burden of 9-1. All eight winners during the last decade have scored at odds of 10/1 or less, statistics which include two successful market leaders.
5.10 & 5.45 (two divisions of the contest): Six of the eight winners during the last decade carried a maximum burden of nine stones during which time, just one favourite has obliged. The other seven winners were sent off at odds ranging between 7/1 and 25/1, which four gold medallists returned in double figures.
General stats: Michael J Murphy’s 4/7 strike rate from the saddle in recent times attracts the eye in no uncertain terms. Michael’s figures include a positive level stake profit of over twenty points during the period.
General stats: Roger Varian would have hoped for a better Ebor meeting but a week is a long time in the sport of kings whereby Roger will be attempting to improve his impressive Wolverhampton strike rate of 7/15 at Dunstall Park.
General stats: Rachel Green continues to excel at the track having now ridden eleven winners from just twenty-one opportunities. The incredible ratio has produced a level stake profit of eighty-five points.