Apr 19

Beverley – Opening Day Fixture

This is something I wrote for a client sometime ago, seems a shame to waste it…

Johnston And Fahey Hit The Ground Running At First Meeting Of The Season On The Westwood

One of the many reasons why Mark Johnston and Richard Fahey are usually found in the top three of the Beverley Racecourse trainers table at the end of the season, is they both have their strings in fine order, come the third Wednesday in April.

Both trainers share 12 winners for the opening day of the season on the Westwood, that’s a 19% strike rate in the last seven first day fixtures.

Mark Johnston was in irresistible form on the opening day in 2013, firing in a treble for his legion of supporters. The Singspeil gelding, Aryal gallantly made all to take the three-year-old Handicap over 1m2f at 7/2 favourite, under jockey Neil Callan. The jockey completed his double on the well fancied Vine De Nada in the two-year-old Maiden Auction Stakes over five furlongs, while Liam Jones secured the three-timer for the Middleham handler, when Ambleside took the three-year-old handicap over one mile four furlongs at 5/1.

Richard Fahey has delivered a winner at this meeting for the last three years, including a double in 2014 as Justonefortheroad took the one mile half furlong seller, with Flycatcher taking the three-year-old, seven and half furlong handicap at 3/1, the second winner on the day for trainer and jockey, Tony Hamilton. The duo took the latter race 12 months later as Montefalcon headed the David O’Meara-trained Spryt inside the final furlong to win the 12-runner contest by a length at 3/1. Popular gelding Arctic Feeling won for the only time in a 12-race season at the Westwood’s curtain-raiser last season, taking the five furlong handicap by half length at 5/1.

 

The six Mark Johnston winners were aged two or three, had an SP no bigger than 5/1 and were in the top three in the betting. Following these three simple steps would have the Johnston strike rate up to a massive 46% from an original 22%.

Richard Faheys’ six opening day winners had similar profiles to Mark Johnston winners in being in the top three in the betting and had an SP no bigger than 5/1, taking the Malton trainers strike rate up to 32% from 16% following his runners.

Apr 19

Mal Boyle stats – Wednesday 19th

 

In form trainers – either new to the list or added from yesterday given their winners on Tuesday – other stats of trainers who have been in form of late can still be viewed under Tuesday’s listings.

12/33–Dan Skelton (+45) – 5 runners: Blair’s Cove (2.05 Cheltenham), Its’afreebee (3.15 Cheltenham), Red Tornado (5.20 Cheltenham), Fadas (5.55 Sedgefield) & Thisonetime (7.00 Sedgefield)

11/22–Paul Nicholls – 5 at Cheltenham: Coastal Tap (2.05), Art Mauresque (2.40), Port Melon (3.50), Marracudja (5.00) & Copain De Classe (5.30)

7/16–Nicky Henderson – 4 at Cheltenham: William Henry (2.05), Divine Spear (3.15, Minstrel Royal (4.25), Silverhow (5.30)

7/22–John Gosden (+12) – 8 runners: Seven Heavens (2.25 Newmarket), Chippenham (3.25 Beverley), Daban (3.35 Newmarket), Stradivarius (4.00 Beverley), Dancing Breeze (4.45 Newmarket), Middle Kingdom & Azam (5.20 Newmarket) & Zillion (6.45 Wolverhampton)

5/18–Emma Lavelle (+42) – 1 runner: Casino Markets (2.40 Cheltenham)

4/13–Saeed Bin Suroor (+4) – 1 at Newmarket: Battuta (5.20)

3/4–Roger Charlton (+24) – 1 at Newmarket: Natavia (4.45 Newmarket)

3/5–Simon Crisford (+6) – 4 runners: Rodaini (2.25 Newmarket), Hadeera (4.45 Newmarket), Century Dream (5.20 Newmarket) & Salamah (5.45 Beverley)

3/7–Andrew Balding (+7) – 3 at Newmarket: Perfect Angel (2.25), Poet’s Vanity (3.35) & Meccabah (4.45)

BEVERLEY (via last year’s first four meetings at the venue):

4 winners–David O’Meara (6/1, 11/2, 5/1 & 7/2) – 2 runners today: Sunrize (3.25) & Edward Lewis (4.35)

3 winners–Brian Ellison (10/1, 7/4* & 4/9*) – 2 runners: Steel Helmet (4.00) & Miss Ranger (6.20)

CHELTENHAM:

The only trainer to saddle winners on both days of the two day fixture last year: Neil Mulholland (8/1 & 8/11*) – 2 runners today: Solighoster (2.05) & Doing Fine (3.50)

Martin Keighley secured a 41/1 double on last year’s Wednesday card – 3 runners today: Forecast (3.15), Any Currency (3.50) & Bobby Emerald (5.30)

Leading trainer over both days during the last two years: 5 winners–Dan Skelton (9/1, 5/1, 3/1, 9/4* & 13/8* – see today’s 3 runners above)

 

Apr 18

Mal Boyle stats – Tuesday 18th

Best of luck today with these in form trainers.  Apologies for the fact that several horses clash (like yesterday) but that is beyond my control obviously.

16/28 in 2017 (57.1% strike rate)–William Haggas (+20 LSP) – 1 runner: Elyaasaat (1.50 Newcastle)

12/74–Richard Fahey (+34) – 3 at Newmarket: Areen Faisal & Shobrom (2.20) & Vova (2.55)

11/29–Dan Skelton (+45) – 4 runners: Focaccia (2.00 Kempton), Djarkalin (5.00 Ludlow), Askoka (7.10 Exeter), & Cobra De Mai (7.30 Ludlow)

9/24–Richard Hannon (+13) – 3 at Newmarket: Jalela (1.50), Lethal Lunch (2.20) & Shaiyem (3.30)

9/26–Jonjo O’Neill (+27) – 1 today: Broncho Billy (6.10 Exeter)

8/17–Paul Nicholls – 6 runners: Gibbes (3.40 Kempton), Rouge Devils (5.10 Exeter), Ceasar Milan (5.20 Kempton), San Satiro (5.40 Exeter), Alcala (6.30 Ludlow), Trevisani (7.40 Exeter)

8/23–Mick Easterby (+25) – 1 at Southwell: Robero (3.55)

5/14–Charlie Hills (+18) – 5 at Newmarket: Borthwen & Dawaaleeb (1.50), Devil’s Cowboy (2.20), Afaak & Never You Mind (4.35)

4/7–Sir Michael Stoute – 1 runner: Buldan (1.50 Newmarket)

4/8–Nicky Henderson – 8 runners: Clondaw Banker (3.05 Kempton), Le Dauphin & Milzipa (3.40 Kempton), Oscar Hoof & Stowaway Magic (4.45 Kempton), War Creation (5.00 Ludlow), Leaderofthedance (6.00 Ludlow) & Wigwam Or Yours (6.30 Ludlow)

4/9–Roger Varian (+3) – 1 runner: Jumira Prince (4.35 Newmarket)

4/11–KIm Bailey (+16) – 1 runner: Gallery Exhibition (4.15 Kempton)

4/11–Ruth Carr (+22) – 1 at Southwell: Midlight (4.25 Southwell)

4/11–William Knight (+3) – 2 at Newmarket: Unit Of Assessment (1.50) & Secret Art (3.30)

4/11–Tim Vaughan – 2 runners: Ruacana (4.45 Kempton) & Rasasee (7.00 Ludlow)

4/14–Emma Lavelle (+19) – 4 at Kempton: Talent To Amuse (2.30), Mr Mountain (3.05), Caulfields Venture & Set List (4.15)

3/9–Jamie Snowden (+10) – 2 at Ludlow: Oliver’s Island (5.00) & Dans Le Vent (8.00)

3/10–Marco Botti (+13) – 2 at Newmarket: Brex Diago (3.30) & Al Hamdany (4.05)

Early season positive stats from Newmarket last season with runners today:

7/31–John Gosden – 6 runners today: Mark Of Approval & Damocles (1.50), Via Egnatia (2.55), Sacred Act (3.30), Khalidi (4.05) & Jewel House (4.35)

3/13–Charlie Appleby (+9) – 3 runners: Night Circus (1.50), Sound And Silence (2.20) & Salsabeel (2.55)

2/3–John Quinn (+12) – 1 runner: El Astronaute (5.05)

 

Apr 17

Mal Boyle stats – Monday 17th

Best of luck today with these in form trainers.  Apologies for the fact that several horses clash but that is beyond my control obviously.

15/27 in 2017 (55.6% strike rate)–William Haggas (+17 LSP) – 1 runner: Original Choice (3.10 Wolverhampton)

8/21–Richard Hannon (+13) – 2 at Wolverhampton: Mostahel (1.00) & Medahim (3.10)

8/22–Jonjo O’Neill (+28) – 4 today: Conteur D’Histoire (12.45 Huntingdon), Join The Clan (2.50 Fakenham), Compadre (3.20 Market Rasen) & Shutthefrontdoor (5.00 Fairyhouse)

7.20–Dan Skelton (+41) – 11 runners: Sierra Oscar (12.45 Huntingdon), Honkytonktenneesee (1.20 Huntingdon), I’ll Be Your Clown (1.50 Huntingdon), Hestina (2.20 Huningdon), Fadas (2.45 Market Rasen), Open Hearted (2.50 Fakenham), Workbench (2.55 Huntingdon), Shelford (3.30 Huntingdon), Hatcher (4.05 Huntingdon), Zarib (4.30 Market Rasen) & Momella (5.55 Chepstow)

6/13–Paul Nicholls – 4 runners: Dolos (3.05 Chepstow), Ulck Du Lin (3.40 Chepstow), Lou Vert (4.10 Plumpton) & If You Say Run (5.55 Chepstow)

5/11–Simon Waugh (+19) – 1 runner: Imperial Focus (4.20 Redcar)

5/12–Charlie Hills (+20) – 2 at Wolverhampton: Farook (1.00) & Nayyar (1.30)

4/7–Ruth Carr (+26) – 4 at Redcar: Foxy Rebel (3.10), Cosmic Chattwer (3.45), Dubai Dynamo (4.20) & Meshardal (4.55)

3/5–Kim Bailey (+20) – 6 runners: Un Ace (2.55 Huntingdon), Net Work Rouge (3.30 Huntingdon), Red Spinner (3.40 Chepstow), Billy Elliott (4.05 Huntingdon), You’re A Lady (5.25 Chepstow) & Monrocco (5.55 Chepstow)

3/5–Nicky Henderson – 3 runners: No Hiding Place (4.05 Huntingdon), Baratineur (4.30 Market Rasen), Sunshade (4.35 Fakenham)

3/6–Jamie Snowden (+13) – 3 runners: Kapgarde King (1.20 Huntingdon), Presenting Pearl (4.35 Fakenham) & Oscar Star (5.25 Chepstow)

3/9–Alan King (+22) – 6 runners: Bettatogther (12.50 Huntingdon), Corrie Loch (2.00 Chepstow), Want the Fairy Tale (2.20 Huntingdon), Winner Massagot (2.55 Huntingdon), Cogburn (4.05 Huntingdon) & Cybelle Colombe (5.25 Chepstow)

3/10–Emma Lavelle (+22) – 4 runners: Swaton (2.00 Chepstow), Vendredi Trois (4.15 Chepstow), Pawn Star (4.50 Chepstow) & Majestic Moll (5.25 Chepstow)

Before closing, I should make the point that although Richard Fahey’s recent strike rate is nothing to write home about, his 11/68 stats in April have produced 33 points of level stake profits, his last two winners having scored at 25/1 & 16/1.  Richard saddles six runners today: Major Cornwallis (2.40 Wolverhampton), Abiento (3.10 Wolverhampton), Grandad’s World (3.45 Redcar), Miss Goldsmith (3.45 Wolverhampton), Gin In The Inn (4.55 Redcar) & Scotch Mist (6.00 Redcar).  For the record, Richard was the top trainer at Redcar last season via stats of 13/75, winners which accrued level stake profits of 26 points.

Other trainers worth noting from Redcar in 2016 with runners today:

10/55 (+8) Michael Dods – 2 runners: Mininggold (2.05) & Ninepin Bowler (2.35)

Ian Jardine won with three of his first ten runners at the track last year(7/1, 13/2 & 4/1) – 3 runners: Eastern Dragon (4.20) & Dizoard & Mr Globetrotter (5.30)

Two of the first five runners saddled by Mark Johnston at Redcar last season won at 8/1 & 6/5* – One 12/1 chance there today: Highly Sprung (3.45)

Be lucky but as ever – be aware!

 

Apr 16

Mal Boyle stats – Sunday 16th

Not too much to offer, given that I am working on Easter Monday stats at the time of writing, notwithstanding the big Newmarket (Craven) meeting which starts on Tuesday.  You can find more stats for today via the Sporting Life link which I will offer later this morning on my Twitter page as soon as it becomes available, hopefully around the 10.00 mark.  There are also some ‘small play’ outsiders I have earmarked via my Placepot analysis (available now) via the Twitter page as well….

As far as Newmarket is concerned (Tuesday through Thursday), I will be listing the complete details of the first half of the Rowley Mile season from last season – where else can you find such information?  

As a taster, the first nine meetings (before racing transferred to the July course at Newmarket in 2016) produced an average Placepot dividend of £2,403.44.  67 favourites were returned – 27 winners via 63 races (43% strike rate) – 14 placed (exact science) – 26 unplaced.  

The best trainer in the juvenile sector produced 2/7 stats, whilst two of the first three runners from a northern based yard scored at 8/1 & 5/1, nothwithstanding first half ratios of 7/31 & 2/4 from other stables. Anyone who followed the early trend at Pontefract last week will confirm that these stats can offer wonderful results.

In the meantime, these are a few of the leftovers to gnaw on today!

8/22–Jonjo O’Neill (+28 LSP) – 1 runner today: Forza Man (4.40 Ffos Las)

4/6–Ruth Carr (+27 LSP) – 1 runner: Flash City (3.20 Southwell)

4/11–Paul Nicholls (2 at Plumpton: Peak To Peak (2.05) & Tommy Silver (3.45)

Be lucky but as ever – be aware!

 

Apr 15

Mal Boyle stats – Saturday 15th

Plenty of winners again yesterday (including the 129/1 double for Richard Fahey), albeit Easter corresponding meetings are, as ever, all over the place because of the change of dates on an annual basis.  My Saturday Stat Attack for the Sporting Life (link offered on my Twitter page later this morning) outlines past meetings etc to look back on + relevant leading trainers.

In the meantime, details of some other in form trainers to look out for as well as those listed in my Sporting Life column:

3/5–Charlie Longsdon – 7 runners today: Bob Tucker (2.40 Haydock), Vivas (3.15 Haydock), Leith Hill Lad & Midnight Shot (4.20 Haydock), Aunty Ann (4.45 Newton Abbot)

Azure Fly (5.30 Haydock) & Tinted Rose (5.50 Stratford)

3/9–Charlie Hills (+13) – 1 runner: Momentofmadness (2.35 Kempton)

Trainers who boasted good early form last year at Brighton include: 

3/7–Richard Hughes (+7 LSP) – 2 outsiders: Tojosimbre (5.35) & Caspian Gold (7.05)

3/9–Sylvester Kirk (+8) – 14/1 chance Greyjoy (7.05)

3/10–Amanda Perrett (+11) – 10/1 chance Archangel Raphael (6.05)

2/4–Stuart Williams – 3 runners: Inniscastle Lad (6.05), Little Kipling (6.35) & Doctor Parkes (7.35)

Be lucky but as ever, be aware!

 

Apr 14

Mal Boyle stats – Friday 14th

It’s good to be back – many thanks to Tony for covering these last few days to such good effect!

Catching up always takes time whereby today’s efforts are limited though that said, a full service should resume for the rest of a busy weekend. Having looked at early season performers to such good effect at Ponte on Tuesday, there are some trainers which catch the eye at BATH Today:

Roger Charlton: Three of Roger’s first ten runners won at Bath last year offering level stake investors a profit of 15 points – 1 runner today: Espirit De Corps (2.00)

Two of the first four won for William Haggas – 1 today: Muthmir 4.00.

Just a warning against plunging in too deeply at Bath today however, as no winning favourites were returned on last year’s corresponding card on April 15th (not Good Friday), with horses scoring at 28/1-16/1-12/1-9/1-17/2-8/1-7/2 via seven races which produced a Placepot dividend of £1.020.10, with three market leaders finishing in the frame.

Bearing this in mind, 20/1 chance Bookshackerlacker (4.30) might be worth a small each way play, given that George Baker’s raiders at the track tend to run well at decent prices – Last year’s ratio: 5/20 (+4)

Today’s in form trainers include:

5/13–Saeed Bin Suroor – 5 runners today: Winning Story & Natural Scenery (2.10 Lingfield), Good Run (3.25 Newcastle), Leshlaa (3.55 Newcastle) & Dubai One (4.10 Lingfield) – it’s interesting to note that Saeed has no more runners until Newmarket’s Craven meeting next week which starts on Tuesday

4/9–William Knight (+4 LSP) – One 33/1 chance today: Gavlar (2.10 Lingfield)

3/7–Richard Hannon (+4)- 6 today: War Gl0ry (1.40 Lingfield), Chatoyer (2.30 Bath), Hushood (3.30 Bath), Tomily (4.10 Lingfield), Oh this Is Us (4.30 Bath) & Zalshah (5.00 Bath)

You can find my Lingfield analysis & Stat Attack for the Sporting Life via links on my Twitter page – very best of lucky today guys.

Be lucky but as ever – be aware!

 

Apr 13

Racing Stats – Thursday 13th

WETHERBY – Last three years at this meeting.

Warren Greatrex – two wins from two runners

(2.0 Bobs Boy, 3.30 Deserter)

Mrs A Hamilton – one winner from two runners

(3.0 Nine Alters)

Mark Walford – one winner from three runners

(2.30 Mr Snoozy, 5.0 Bankhall & Blakolive)

WETHERBY – Leading Trainers 2016/17 Season (Min 10 runs)

N Richards (40%), N Twiston-Davies (30%), D Skelton (28%), M Walford (28%), G McPherson (27%)

 

TOWCESTER – Leading Trainers 2016/17 Season (Min 5 runs)

N Mulholland (57%), D Arbuthnot (40%)

 

Good luck

Tony

Apr 12

Racing Stats – Wednesday 12th

40/1 & 25/1 Winners For Mal

I put out to my list yesterday that this man is untouchable!

He proved it once again!

I will aim to cover for the next couple of days, not copy, cover, for Mal who we send our love and best wishes to.

CATTERICK – Last three years at this meeting.

John Quinn – two wins/two place from five runners

(2.30 Grand Meister, 4.0 Master Of Irony & Wotabreeze, 4.30 Indian Pursuit)

Ruth Carr – two wins/one place from eight runners

(3.0 Faintly & Slemy, 3.30 Victoire De Lyphar, 4.0 Be Perfect, 5.0 Bogsnog)

Richard Guest – one winner/one place from four runners

(2.0 Nyx, 4.30 Dalalah, 5.0 Ambitious Icarus, 5.30 Lady Joanna Vassa)

Marjorie Fife – one winner/two place from five runners

(5.0 Storm Trooper)

Scott Dixon – one winner/four place from 10 runners

(4.30 Socialites Red, 5.0 Penny Dreadful, 5.30 Pearl Noir)

 

NOTTINGHAM – Last three years at this meeting.

John Gosden – five winners, two place from 10 runners

(1.50 Valcartier, 4.50 Hertford Dancer, 5.20 Mary Anne Evans)

Karl Burke – one winner/two place from six runners

(1.50 Born To Boom, 2.20 Twizzell, 3.50 Marsh Pride, 4.50 Costa Percy)

 

FONTWELL – Last three years at this meeting.

As Mal will tell you, ”BE AWARE”

Strange old meeting this over the last couple of years, but trainers to keep tabs on include…

Paul Nicholls

(2.10 Black Valentine, 2.40 Red Hanrahan, 4.10 Be Daring)

Gary Moore

(3.10 Knightly Pleasure and 5.10 King Cool)

FONTWELL – Leading Trainers 2016/17 Season

Paul Nicholls (39%), Neil Mulholland (31%), Daniel Skelton (25%), Alan King (24%)

Good luck

Tony

 

Apr 11

Mal Boyle Stats – Tuesday 11th

Mal highlighted a 341/1 Richard Fahey treble yesterday, along with an Iain Jardine winner at 11/1

In the words of the great man…

”WHERE ELSE?”

Mal is away until Friday/Saturday, but he left this for us on yesterdays post.

EXETER:

Harry Fry secured a 54/1 double at last year’s corresponding meeting – 2 runners on Tuesday

4.20 An Siltean

5.20 Tonganui

PONTEFRACT:

Mark Johnston won with five of his first eleven runners at Pontefract last year – 3 runners on Tuesday:

Marqoom (2.40), Final (4.10) & Ravenhoe (5.40)

Three of the first four runners saddled by William Haggas won at the track in 2016 – 1 runner tomorrow: Battered (3.10)

Karen McLintock’s early season stats last year at the venue: 2/3 (7/1 & 9/2) –  1 runner: Rockwood (5.10)

Two of the first four runners saddled by Richard Guest won at Pontefract last season (12/1 & 11/1) – 2 on Tuesday: Billy Roberts (2.10) & Pickett’s Charge (5.10) – Richard recently saddled a 33/1 winner for good measure.

Apr 10

Mal Boyle Stats – Monday 10th

Important message – I am away after today until Friday (maybe Saturday), hoping you back plenty of winners during my absence!

MONDAY MESSAGES: 

WINDSOR:

Richard Hannon saddled a 25/1 winner on last year’s opening Windsor card and the trainer has four declared today: Lethal Lunch (2.00), Bristol Missile (2.30), Fields Of Fortune (4.00) & Kassandra (4.30)

David Evans won with three of his first ten runners at the track in 2016 (10/1-11/2-4/1) with six each way chances today: Give Em A Clump (2.00), Outback Blue (3.00), Moonjaned (3.30), Things Happen (4.30), Essenaitch (5.00) & Celerity (5.30)

REDCAR: 

Richard Fahey secured a 74/1 double at the first Redcar meeting last year – 8 runners today!  Ventura Gold & Invioable Spirit (2.20), Noah Amore (2.50), Lord Commander (3.20), Character Onesie (4.10), Golconda Price (4.55) & Monaco Rose & Sir Reginald Brown (5.55)

Iain Jardine won with three of his first ten runners at the track last year (7/1-13/2-4/1) – win, lose or draw; where else can you find this type of info? – 4 runners: Marnie James (2.20), Newmarket Warrior (4.20), Kerry Icon (5.25) & Rosemary (5.55)

TUESDAY PREAMBLE:

EXETER:

Harry Fry secured a 54/1 double at last year’s corresponding meeting – 4 potential runners on Tuesday

PONTEFRACT:

Mark Johnston won with five of his first eleven runners at Pontefract last year – 3 entries on Tuesday: Marqoom (2.40), Final (4.10) & Ravenhoe (5.40)

Three of the first four runners saddled by William Haggas won at the track in 2016 – 1 runner tomorrow: Battered (3.10)

Karen McLintock’s early season stats last year at the venue: 2/3 (7/1 & 9/2) –  1 runner: Rockwood (5.10)

Two of the first four runners saddled by Richard Guest won at Pontefract last season (12/1 & 11/1) – 2 on Tuesday: Billy Roberts (2.10) & Pickett’s Charge (5.10) – Richard recently saddled a 33/1 winner for good measure.

That’s all until the weekend guys – thanks (as ever) for your support/loyalty and kind comments

Be lucky but as Sunday proved yet again, Be aware!

 

Apr 09

Mal Boyle stats – Sunday 9th

Regular readers will know that my main stats can be found on my Sporting Life column from around 10.00 this morning.  A link will be posted on my Twitter page:

Additional relevant leading trainers at today’s venues are as follows:

FFOS LAS: 

6/12–Philip Hobbs – 1 runner: Perform (4.30)

Neil Mulholland has already saddled a 12/1 winner at Ffos Las this season, with the trainer saddling four outsiders at the track today.  If nothing else, they may be worth a saver in each instance; Ballyantics (2.15), Oscarteea & Knight Of Noir (4.30) & Espoir De Teillee (5.30)

MARKET RASEN: 

3/9–Warren Greatrex – 2 runners today: Storm Warning (2.00) & Boagrius (2.30)

Be lucky but as ever – Be aware!

 

 

Apr 08

Mal Boyle stats – Saturday 8th

One thing fascinates me more than most on big race days and that is where certain trainers target there horses away from the main meeting which on this occasion of course is Aintree.

Take Paul Nicholls for example who has supposedly been hell bent on winning big prize money this week in order to catch Nicky Henderson at the top of the trainers’ championship. Paul saddles eleven runners at Liverpool to back up those claims, though he has found time to declare two at Chepstow today, namely Boa Island (3.30) & Mont Des Aralois (6.05).

If you’re looking for a red hot trainer today to mix up some doubles and trebles, look no further than Colin Tizzard who secured a 4,334/1 treble at Aintree yesterday.  Colin has made six declarations for today ranging in price between 3/1 & 40/1; Unsafe Conduct (1.30 Chepstow), Morello Royale (1.45 Aintree), Finian’s Oscar (2.25 Aintree), Sizing Codalco (3.40 Aintree), Muffins For Tea (4.05 Chepstow) & Battle Of Ideas (5.35 Chepstow).

Another trainer who has not ‘forgotten her roots’ is Sue Smith who has entered Just Minded (2.05) & No Planning (3.55) at Newcastle for their NH card today.

Tom George has been busy too and his three runners at Chepstow are trying to improve Tom’s fine 5/14 ratio at the track today, namely Get Rhythm (4.05), Forgot To Ask (5.35) & Truckers Lodge (6.05).

Matt Sheppard secured a 75/1 double at Chepstow this day last year and Matt is four handed at the track this afternoon; Cry Fury & Act Four (2.50), Hill Fort (4.05) & Loughalder (4.40).

It’s difficult to think of Grand National Day without the name McCain springing to mind and sure enough, Donald has six runners entered today.  Donald has five runners at Aintree, even though he is without a runner in the big race.  The stable celebrated a 59/1 double yesterday and his half dozen today are as follows, Mr McGo & Desert Cry (1.45 Aintree), Golden Investement (2.40 Newcastle), Knock House (3.40 Aintree), & Cousin Oscar & Raise A Spark (6.15 Aintree).

On the level away from turf, Mark Johnston could be the man to follow having saddled four of his last eleven runners to winning effect (+7 LSP) – Baileys Showgirl (3.45 Lingfield), Nothing Compares (4.50 Lingfield), Blue Bahia (6.20 Wolves), Fruitful Promise (7.20 Wolves) & Sennockian Star (7.50 Wolves).

As for the big race, One For Arthur and hopefully, one for us!

Be lucky but also – be aware!

Apr 07

Mal Boyle stats – Friday 7th

Leicester stats and facts for those of you yearning for some ‘flat action’ today!

Represented leading trainers at Leicester from last year:

7/35–Richard Fahey (+7 LSP) – saddled a 15/8 winner on the corresponding opening card last year – 5 runners today: Jedi Master (2.00), Gabrial The Tiger, Gallipoli & Prying Pandora (3.50) & Billy Bond (5.25)

7/43–Richard Hannon – saddled a 7/4 winner on the corresponding opening card last year – 4 runners today: Staiight Ash (2.00), Endeavour (2.30), Sufi (3.40) & Mostahel (4.50)

3/10–Ralph Beckett (+8 LSP) – early season Leicester stats of 2/5 last season – 2 runners: Mr Cripps (4.15) & Albizzia (4.50)

Meanwhile, John Gosden secured a 16/1 double at Chelmsford last night to prove that his string is well forward (as ever) – 2 runners at Leicester today: Face The Facts (3.40) & Present Tense 4.50)

Saeed Bin Suroor has won with six of his last eight runners – 1 at Leicester today: Glassy Waters (3.40)

Sir Michael Stoute has saddled two of his last five runners to winning effect – 1 at Leicester: Desert Dream (4.50)

Be lucky but as ever – be aware!

Apr 06

Mal Boyle stats – Thursday 6th

I have a special stats column dedicated to the meeting at Aintree for the Sporting Life today – I will offer the link on my Twitter page, hopefully around 9.00 this morning:

In the meantime, here are some equally important stats for today:

Trainers who secured doubles away from Aintree on the corresponding day at Taunton last year:

23/1–Philip Hobbs – 2 runners in the 2.40 there today: Bite The Biscuit & Daylami Days

3/1–Paul Nicholls – 3 today: Garo De Juilley (2.40), The Last But One (3.15) & Black Corton (4.30)

Today’s in form trainers include (good winners at 9/1, 6/1, 2/1 & 5/4 yesterday):

10/25–Paul Nicholls (+15 LSP) – Above trio at Taunton + 6 at Aintree: Frodon (1.45), Silviniaco Conti (2.50), Old Guard (3.25), Pacha Du Polder & Rebel Rebellion (4.05) & Romain De Senam (4.40)

7/17–Dan Skelton (+7) – 3 runners today: Bedrock (2.20 Aintree), Yorkist (4.40 Aintree) & Captain Simon (5.35 Taunton)

7/18–Harry Fry (+14) – 2 at Taunton: Old Harry Rocks (2.40) & Space Oddity (4.30)

6/17–Ian Williams (20) – 1 at Taunton: Taurian (2.10)

6/6–Saeed Bin Suroor (!!!) – 2 at Cheltmsofrd: Extra Mile (6.15) & Maghfoor (7.45)

5/10–Derek Shaw (+10) – 1 at Chelmsford: Captain Lars (8.45)

5/16–Richard Hannon (+32) – 2 at Chelmsford: No Not Again (5.45) & Mustarrid (6.45)

Be lucky but as always – be aware!

Apr 05

Mal Boyle stats – Wednesday 5th

Today’s in form trainers include: 

8/21–Paul Nicholls (+7) – 5 runners today at Wincanton: Lou Vert (2.20), Anchor Man & San Satiro (3.20), Mon Parrain (4.45) & Diamond Guy (4.55)

7/17–Harry Fry (+15) – 2 at Wincanton: Innocent Girl (2.50) & Shall We Go Now (4.55)

6/15–Dan Skelton (+2) – 3 at Wincanton: Listen To The Man (2.50), Toby Lerone (4.25) & Alma Mix (4.55)

6/15–Ian Williams (+22) – 2 at Wolverhampton: Frap (3.10) & Freud (4.15)

6/23–Philip Hobbs (+13) – 1 runner at Wincanton: Lapalala (1.50)

5/12–Richard Hannon (+36) – 4 runners: Luduamf (5.15 Wolverhampton) & 3 at Kempton: Al Mansor (5.45), Hippocampus (6.15) & Sans Suci Bay (7.45)

3/5–William Haggas (+1) – 1 runner: Selection (7.15 Kempton)

Not forgetting Saeed Bin Suroor who has saddled his last five runners to winning event: 1 runner: Archer’s Arrow (6.45 Kempton)

Be lucky but as always – be aware!

 

Apr 04

Mal Boyle stats – Tuesday 4th

Tuesday’s DAILY STATS:

Leading trainers at today’s venues:

KEMPTON (NH):

Nicky Henderson – 3 runners: Laurium & Bivouac (2.30) & Silent Steps (4.10) – 39 entries at Aintree this week

Paul Nicholls – 2 runners: Favorito Bucks (2.30) & Wealth Des Mottes (3.05) – 31 entries at Aintree

Alan King – 2 runners: Laser Light (3.05) & Handsome Sam (3.40) – 12 entires at Aintree

SOUTHWELL (A/W):

Michael Appleby – 6 runners: Appleberry (2.10), Moi Aussie (3.15), Chililili (3.50), Call Out Loud (4.20), Ominotago (5.25) & The Lock Master (5.55)

Daniel Mark Loughnane – 1 runner: Big Amigo (2.10)

Represented in form trainers with runners today include:

7/16–Harry Fry (+16 LSP) – 1 runner: Status Quo (2.00 Kempton)

6/22–Philip Hobbs (+14) – 1 runner: New Millennium (2.00 Kempton)

5/8–Derek Shaw (+21) – 3 at Southwell today: Treaty Of Rome (2.10), Tarfuto Classico (2.40) & Borough Boy (4.55)

Be lucky but as always – be aware!

Apr 03

Mal Boyle stats – Monday 4th

About to go to bed (5.15) after an emotional return by our daughter late last night from her nine week voluntary teaching job in ‘war torn’ Palestine where and when gun fire can (and does) explode at any given moment.  I also have a big hospital appointment on Tuesday whereby the next couple of days will witness less detail than usual – though I will have something for you to peruse mid morning today and early doors on the morrow – laters…

PROMISED UPDATE – LEADING TRAINERS AT TODAY’S VENUE INCLUDE:

HUNTINGDON:

Nicky Henderson – 3 runners: Joy’s Spirit (2.20), My Wigwam Or Yours (3.20) & Raising The Bar (5.20) – 8 of last 27 have won

Jonjo O’Neil – 5 runners: Spiritual Man (2.50), Compardre (3.20), Pillard (3.50), Commanding Spirit (4.20) & Celtic Tune (4.50) – 4 of last 11 have won

LUDLOW: 

Nicky Henderson – 2 runners: Discours D’Un Roi (3.00) & River Of Intrigue (5.30) – 8 of last 27 have won

Alan King – 2 runners: Avispa (2.00) & Zeehan (4.30)

Nigel Twiston-Davies – 3 runners: Tintern Theatre (2.00), Thunder Sheikh (3.00) & Southport (5.30)

KELSO: 

Nicky Richards – 2 runners: Teddy Tee (3.10) & Chidswell (3.40)

Lucinda Russell – 5 runners: Ceegem (2.10), Bescot Springs (3.10), Vengeur De Guye (3.40), Topham Gay (4.10) & Tantamount (4.40) – 4 of last 13 have won

Good luck today everyone…

 

Apr 02

Mal Boyle stats – Sunday 2nd

I have my daughter coming home from her voluntary (nine week) teaching job in Palestine today whereby time is against me I’m afraid.  There are plenty of other stats and facts to digest via my Sporting Life Stat Attack column which will be ‘published’ later this morning (should be up by 10.30) and my Doncaster analysis via geegeez.com, or via the link available on my Twitter page.

Please refer back to yesterday’s in form trainers and work from there – whilst adding the following updated trainers who have jumped on the bandwagon!:

7/13–Harry Fry (+16) – 1 runner: Shuil Royale (4.15 Ascot)

5/10–Richard Hannon (+38) – 2 runners at Doncaster: Ower Fly (3.20) & Devil’s Bridge (5.05)

4/8–Iain Jardine (+14) – 1 runner: Archipeligo (5.35 Doncaster)

4/12–Ian Williams (+7) – 1 runner: So celbre (2.30 Ascot)

For the record – there were winners for Philip Hobbs (14/1) Saeed Bin Suroor (Evens) and Tom George (10/3) yesterday relating to the relevant list.

Be lucky but at always – be aware!

 

Apr 01

Mal Boyle stats – Saturday 1st

Regular readers will know that the bulk of my stats can be found at sportinglife.com on Friday/Saturday/Sunday of each week.

Today’s in form trainers include:

12/20–William Haggas – 1 runner: Foxy Lass (3.50 Kempton)

12/23–Chris Gordon (+30) – 1 runner: Ballycoe (5.05 Stratford)

9/18–Paul Nicholls (+14) – 1 runner: Volpone Jelois (5.50 Doncaster)

8/22–Nicky Henderson (+4) – 3 at Stratford: Bardd (2.30), Silverhow (3.05) & A Tail Of Intrigue (5.25)

7/23–Philip Hobbs (+14) – 4 at Stratford: Pull The Chord (3.20), St Saviour (3.55), Dr Dunraven (5.05) & Pyrios (5.35)

4/7–Jonjo O’Neill (+9) – 2 at Stratford: Hedley Lamarr (3.20) & Strongly Suggested (5.05)

4/10–Saeed Bin Suroor – 1 runner: Arabian Hope (3.50 Kempton)

3/8–Andrew Balding (+2) – 5 runners: Many Waters (1.30 Kempton), Absolutely So (1.50 Doncaster), Tullius (3.00 Doncaster), Highland Colori (3.35 Doncaster) & Brief Visit (4.25 Kempton)

3/9–John Gosden (+2) – 8 runners: Mesophere (1.30 Kempton), Linguistic (2.05 Kempton), Sacred Act (2.25 Doncaster), Crazy Horse & Castle Harbour (3.00 Doncaster), Joshua Reynolds  & Wasatch Range (5.20 Doncaster) & Trenchard (6.15 Chelmsford)

3/10–Tom George (+11) – 3 at Stratford: Rabunda (1.40), Bomber Commander (2.10) & Some Buckle (3.20)

3/10–Ian Williams (+5) – 2 at Stratford: Don’t Act Up (1.40) & North Hill (4.30)

Be lucky but as ever – Be aware!