Racing action is scheduled for Ascot, Lingfield, Uttoxeter and Wolverhampton today and we’ve also got in depth stats and analysis of last year’s Ascot meeting and the story so far this season at Wolverhampton. Plenty to aim at!
Stats from the two-day fixture last year:
Winning favourites (includes joint and co favourites): 5
Odds on favourites: 1/2
Trainers with more than one winner:
3–P. Nicholls (11/4**–2/1–3/10*)
2–N. Henderson (2/1 & 11/10*)
2–D. Pipe (9/2 & 8/5)
Maiden hurdle event scheduled for 12.45: Nicky Henderson has saddled two (four-year-old) winners of this event via four contests thus far.
Novice handicap chase scheduled for 1.20: Five and six-year-olds have (equally) shared six of the seven renewals contested during the last decade. Three favourites have prevailed during which time, the biggest priced winner was returned at just 5/1.
Grade 2 Novice Hurdle due to be contested at 1.55: Four-year-olds have secured five of the last seven events, with vintage representatives coming to the gig on a hat trick this time around. Nicky Henderson was responsible for four of the twelve five-day declarations, the trainer having saddled two of the last six winners.
Nineteen furlong Grade 2 Novice Chase scheduled for 2.30: The biggest priced winners was returned at 13/2 via seven contests during the last ten years, statistics which include three successful favourites.
Twenty two furlong handicap hurdle event scheduled for 3.05: Five-year-olds have won all four renewals to date, whilst Jonjo O’Neill has saddled two gold medallists thus far.
Closing bumper event scheduled for 3.40: Four-year-olds have won five of the six recent renewals during which time, successful favourites were only conspicuous by their absence.
General stats: Given the sheer number of races contested at Lingfield, their statistics in the non handicap sector during the last five years makes for good reading: 2YO: 45%–3YO: 48%–Older horses: 44%.
General stats: Save a couple of shillings this week for Benozzo Gozzoli who represents Simon Earle in the scheduled 1.45 event. Simon has saddled four winners from just eight runners at the track and this was his only potential representative on the card at the time of writing. Conversely, Donald McCain had seven runners involved at the five-day stage, the trainer having saddled forty-five winners here at Uttoxeter in recent times. Dr Richard Newland’s 32% strike rate at the venue is also worth taking into consideration.
Statistics since the end of the turf season:
Number of races at Wolverhampton: 105
Favourite stats (includes joint and co favourites): 40 (38.1% of races)
Ratio of Odds on favourites: 9/12 (75.0%)
Trainers with winners at Wolverhampton:
6–M. Botti (Evs*–7/2–5/4*–7/2–2/1*–3/1)
6–K. Dalgleish (9/2–15/2–11/8*–9/2–13/8*–5/4*)
6–M. Easterby (12/1–13/2–7/2–9/4*–13/2–6/5*)
5–J. Osborne (13/2–20/1–11/8*–11/4*–Evs*)
3–M. Appleby (8/1–6/1–9/2)
3–David (P.D.) Evans (10/1–2/1–2/1*)
3–J. Ryan (9/2–15/8–7/2)
Beaten favourites at Wolverhampton:
4–A. Balding (3/1**–3/1–5/4–7/4)
4–K. Dalgleish (6/4–3/1–5/4–6/5)
4–B. Ellison (11/4–4/1**–9/4–11/4)
4–R. Fahey (4/1–9/4–2/1–13/8)
3–M. Easterby (9/2***–100/30–7/2)
3–M. Johnston (7/4–11/4–2/1)