Here’s Mal Boyle’s weekly preview of the upcoming race fixtures. He’s got details of six meetings over the next five days, ending at Limerick on Saturday
General stats: Adrian McGuiness and Paul Nolan are the only represented trainers to have saddled more than one winner at the course in recent times whilst additionally securing level stake profits.
General stats: Reginald Roberts is a name to add to the weekly report at Dundalk, the trainer now boasting level stake profits at the track of sixteen points.
General stats: Trainer Aidan O’Brien has saddled six of his last sixteen runners to winning effect as he potentially raids his local Tipperary course en route to his 1000 and 2000 Guineas representatives across the Irish Sea.
Mile and a half maiden event scheduled for 7.00: Aidan O’Brien (top trainer at the venue) was responsible for six of the twenty-one five-day acceptors earlier in the week.
Seven and a half furlong event scheduled for 7.30: Four-year-olds have won three of the four contests whilst a vintage representative secured the silver medal on the other occasion.
General stats: Reginald Roberts is a name to add to the weekly report at Dundalk, the trainer now boasts level stake profits at the track of sixteen points.
General stats: Dancer’s Dilemma was Dermot Weld’s only potential runner on the card at the time of writing, the trainer having saddled three of his four runners at the venue in recent years to winning effect.
General stats: Kieran Purcell’s LSP figure of forty pounds cannot be beaten at Limerick (via stats of 5/18 at the venue), albeit Willie Mullins leads the way with an impressive 35% strike rate at the track, featuring thirty-five winners during the last five years.
Two mile handicap hurdle event scheduled for 2.45: Six-year-olds have secured three of the last four contests.
Two and a quarter-mile maiden hurdle event scheduled for 2.45: Six-year-olds come to the gig on a six-timer, whilst the biggest priced winner via seven renewals was last year’s 7/1 gold medallist. Three favourites have prevailed thus far.
Three mile handicap hurdle event due to be contested at 3.50: Seven-year-olds have secured five of the eight renewals to date.
Beginners Chase scheduled for 4.25: Four renewals have slipped by without a successful favourite being recorded, three of the four previous contests having been secured by market leaders of one description or another.