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Jonathan Blackledge 21st Oct 2011 - 12:15

Racing stats and pointers - 22 October

Horse racing on Saturdays always provides top-class racing but it is also the busiest day of the week for sport. So to help with the work, please find below our key stats and pointers for the day’s racing:

Jim Crowley has had a great season at Newbury by winning 20% of his rides and earning his followers £479 in profit to £10 stakes. He will be busy on Saturday with 7 booked rides at Newbury.

In the Doncaster 15:00 Camelot is the hot favourite, but don’t be put off by him only having had one race before today. Authorized in 2006 and Motivator in 2004 went to this race with only one previous start for experience, but they still won and BOTH went on to win the Derby the next year!

£208 is the profit you would have made by backing £10 on all favourites this year in 2 year-old handicap races at Doncaster. The Doncaster 15:35 provides an opportunity to follow the trend that has seen 44% of its qualifiers win this year.

The Aintree 17:45 has been a goldmine for favourite backers in recent years. 6 out of the last 7 times this race has been run it has been won by the favourite.

Last year’s winner of the Doncaster 14:00 was Hoof It, who prepared for the race by finishing 2nd in the “Lester Piggott Handicap” at Haydock. This year’s Haydock race was won by Marine Commando and he is running his next race in the Doncaster 14:00, surely a good pointer to a horse ready to run well.

Mark Johnston is the top trainer at Wolverhampton this year with 18 winners at a strike rate of 29%. He has two entrants for Saturday evening in the 17:50 and 19:50. Interestingly both runners are to be ridden by title-chasing Silvestre De Sousa on his first day back from his ban.


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