Today’s action comes from Hereford, Kempton, Market Rasen and Wincanton and here’s a quick reminder of Mal Boyle’s preview of…
General stats: Professeur Emery was the only potential runner on the card hailing from the stable of Warren Greatrex which boasts a 31% strike rate at Hereford. The ratio improves to 37.5% in the relevant hurdle sector at the track.
General stats: James Fanshawe only had one runner entered this week at the time of writing and it was here at Kempton where James enjoys a 21% strike rate which is backed up by fifty-eight points of level stake profits. Spensely is entered for the scheduled 6.10 event.
General stats: O Crotaigh (scheduled to contest the 2.10 event) was Alan Brown’s only potential runner, the trainer boasting a strike rate of 27% at the racecourse. Otherwise, this is very much Nicky Henderson’s domain.
General stats: The world and his dog knows to respect each and every runner saddled by Paul Nicholls at this venue, whilst the 33% strike rate of Rebecca Curtis demands plenty of respect.
Two mile handicap chase scheduled for 1.30: Eight renewals have slipped by without a winning favourites being registered.
Two mile six furlong novice hurdle event scheduled for 2.30: Paul Nicholls has saddled five of the last eight winners with the trainer holding three options this time around. Philip Hobbs has two runners entered in the race having secured two winners during the Nicholls (virtual) domination of the contest.
Three miles three furlong handicap chase scheduled for 3.30: Horses carrying 11-2 or more have secured six of the seven contests. Favourites come to the gig on a hat trick on this occasion, the first market leaders having been beaten.