Saturday Trends (16th February 2019)

Waiting Patiently wins The Betfair Ascot Chase from Cue Card

Well, it’s certainly been a strange old week or so in the world of horse racing!

Hopefully that’s the last we’ll hear about the equine flu situation and even though we lost six days of racing the show is now back on the road.

Plus, it’s not all bad as planners have acted swiftly to move some of last weekend’s lost races to this Saturday – most notably the Denman Chase and Betfair Hurdle, which will now both be run at Ascot.

So, a bumper nine-race card at the Berkshire track that will really get the pulses racing again, while with other jumping fixtures at Haydock, that includes the Grand National Trial, and Wincanton, plus all weather cards from Lingfield and Kempton then we’ve a cracking Saturday in store.

As always, to help you through the cards we’ve picked some quickfire standout stats and trends that are certainly worth paying attention too.

Plus, you can get more help finding the winner for all this Saturday’s races on our Racing Tips page.

Trends Analysis:


1.00 Ascot: The Harry Fry-trained Air Horse One landed this race in 2017, plus the yard boast a decent 38% record with their hurdlers at the course.

1.35 Ascot: A seven-year-old has won five of the last eight runnings.

2.10 Ascot: The Anthony Honeyball-trained Regal Encore won this race last year, while the yard are currently two-from-six (33%) with their chasers at the track.

2.45 Ascot: Trainer Paul Nicholls has won this prize eight times in the past.

3.20 Ascot: Trainer Gary Moore has won this race three times since 2007.

3.55 Ascot: Waiting Patiently won this race twelve months ago, plus the favourite has also landed eight of the last ten runnings.


1.55 Haydock: Donna’s Diamond won the race twelve months ago, plus the Chris Grant yard are also two-from-seven with their hurdlers at the track.

2.25 Haydock: Seven or eight-year-olds have won ALL of the last seven runnings.

3.35 Haydock: The Venetia Williams yard have won the race twice in the last five runnings, including last year with Yala Enki.

4.45 Haydock: The Paul Nicholls yard have won the last two runnings of this race.


1.10 Wincanton: Trainers Paul Nicholls (38%) and Dr Richard Newland (50%) have cracking records and with their hurdles at the course.

3.00 Wincanton: The Alan King yard have won three of the last eight runnings, including the last two.

4.35 Wincanton: The Paul Nicholls yard has won this race five times in the last six years.


2.30 Gowran Park: The Willie Mullins yard have won this race three times since 2010 and also boast a 36% strike-rate with their chasers at the track.

3.40 Gowran Park: Willie Mullins has won the only two previous runnings of this race.


2.40 Lingfield: The Robert Cowell yard boast a 30% record with their four-year-olds or older at the track.

3.15 Lingfield: Three of the last six winners came from stall 1.


5.15 Kempton: Trainer James Given has 29% record with this three-year-olds at the course.

6.45 Kempton: The Archie Watson yard boasts a 32% record with their four-year-olds or older at the track.

7.15 Kempton: The Mark Johnston-trained Watermeet won this race last year.


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