Mal Boyle’s daily racing preview covers the action planned for Ascot, Ffos Las, Haydock and Wolverhampton today, it’s…
General stats: Nicky Henderson targets Ascot meetings to fantastic effect, especially in the hurdle sector.
Beginners’ Chase scheduled for 1.30: Favourites have won all four renewals to date, with Nicky Henderson potentially coming to the gig on a hat trick. Nicky held two options at the time of writing.
Two mile three handicap chase scheduled for 2.40: Seven-year-olds have won four of the last five contests. I highlighted the (previous) fact twelve months ago (3/4 at the time) and one of just two vintage representatives on the day scored at 20/1. Just five of this year’s twenty eight potential runners were seven-year-olds at the time of writing.
Three mile handicap chase scheduled for 3.15: Six-year-olds came into last year’s race on a four-timer, though the lone vintage representative finished out of the money at 6/1. Hopefully the race will revert to type this time around if more vintage raiders are entered at the final stage.
General stats: Anthony Honeyball held six options for the meeting earlier in the week, the trainer boasting outstanding figures of 5/11, statistics which have produced seven points of level stake profits at Ffos Las.
General stats: Donald McCain has saddled at least three times the number of winners than any other potentially represented trainer over the course of the two-day meeting.
General stats: Mary Frith was entered in two races at Wolverhampton on Friday night, William Knight’s only potential runner at Dunstall Park towards the end of the week. William’s 23% strike rate via eleven winners is far better than most trainers achieve in the ‘Black Country’.