Trends Thursday: Weekend Pointers

Pointers for x3 handicaps this weekend…


What follows are a few ‘trends’ pointers for three of the big handicaps this weekend. ‘Trends’ analysis is only ever a guide at the best of times but even more so this season. In the relevant Daily Posts i’ll highlight any horses of note, including any horses running for trainers who’ve previously won said races – they’ve highlighted a few winners in the early weeks of the season so far, and are always a useful ‘way in’. As with much of what I do, you’re free to use / ignore as you please…




3.00 – 10f Handicap  

12/135 runners, 36p

10/12 – had 1-6 career runs over 10 furlongs (10/80, 22p, +46 BFSP)

9/12 – not the youngest horse in race (youngest – 3/74, 13p, -41)

7/12 –  aged 5 (7/27, 15p, +67)

7/12 – 2nd or 3rd in the weights (inc joint) (7/24, 11p, +38)

Trainers (last 12 renewals)

  • R Varian: 3/4,3p
  • S Kittow: 2/4, 2p
  • X1: Saeed Bin Suroor/ R Fahey/ J Gosden/ A Balding/ R Beckett/ H Morrison
  • Eve Johnson Haughton: 0/5,2p




3.15 – Old Newton Cup

12/188, 42p

8/12 were 1st or 2nd LTO (8/65, 16p, +49)

5/23 race winners ran in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Royal Ascot) on last start

Trainers (last 12 renewals)

  • M Johnston: 3/29, 7p
  • M Botti: 2/3,3p
  • X1: B Meehan/ M Channon/ C Cox/ D OMeara/ K Burke
  • T Dascombe: 0/2, 2p
  • R Charlton: 0/3,2p




3.00- 8f Handicap

12/175, 39p

11/12 ran in Class 2 LTO (Did not: 1/53, 5p)

10/12 had 13< career runs (10/82, 21p, +72)

6/12 had 0 handicap wins (6/29, 11p, +85)

5/12 had 1 career win (5/15, 8p, +93)

5 of last 23 race winners ran in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot

Trainers (last 12 renewals)

  • X1: Saeed Bin Surror, A Balding, C Cox, J Gosden, W Knight, W Haggas, T Tate, Sir Michael Stoute, R Hannon (jnr), M Johnston
  • D OMeara: 0/6, 2p



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