Racing stats and pointers - 29 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:
In the Wetherby 14:45 Fair Along and his trainer and jockey (Phillip Hobbs and Rhys Flint) are looking for a hat-trick of wins, having won this race in 2010 and 2009. In addition Rhys Flint shows a profit of £143 using £10 stakes at the track in the last 5 years and Phillip Hobbs is also a profitable trainer there.
Since starting his training career, Charles Hills has yet to have a runner at Ayr. But today he will be travelling the 357 mile journey with two of his runners: I’m Harry (Ayr 13:50) and Supreme Seductress (Ayr 14:25).
£125 is the profit you would have made by backing £10 on Mark Johnston’s runners at Newmarket this year. He is sending one runner on the 200 mile journey to the track today, Abishena (15:55).
Last year Nick Williams was a great trainer to follow having made a profit of £432 to £10 stakes by backing all of his runners in steeplechase races. Today he has one runner at Wetherby, Diamond Harry in the Charlie Hall Chase at 15:20.
Proven fitness is often considered important in early season jumps races, but every Charlie Hall Chase (Wetherby 15:20) from 2004 has been won by a horse who was running their first race of the season.
The Ascot 13:55 has seen 6 winning favourites from the last 8 years.