Saturday Trends (23rd February 2019)

Itchy feet with Gavin Sheehan riding

With less than three weeks now till the tapes go up on the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, then many stables will be looking to get a final run into some of their horses before heading to Prestbury Park.

With that in mind, we’ve some top jumping action at Kempton, Newcastle and Chepstow to take in, while it’s also a big day on the all weather as Lingfield Park host their Winter Derby fixture.

The ITV4 cameras will also be beaming eight races across three venues – Kempton, Newcastle and Lingfield – so armchair fans won’t have to travel far to see the best of the action.

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:


1.50 Kempton: Trainer Paul Nicholls has won this race seven times in the last ten runnings, including the last two.

2.25 Kempton: The Alan King yard have won the last two renewals.

3.00 Kempton: Eight of the last ten runnings have been won by the Alan King (three), Nicky Henderson (three) or Paul Nicholls (two) yards.

3.35 Kempton: A nine-year-old has won four of the last five runnings.


2.05 Lingfield: Gracious John won the race in 2018, while Royal Birth landed the prize in 2017.

3.15 Lingfield: Jockey Frankie Dettori has a 40% strike-rate riding four-year-olds, or older, at the track.

3.50 Lingfield: Goring won this race twelve months ago, while Chevallier took the prize in 2017.


2.10 Newcastle: Trainer Philip Kirby won this race last year and is also three-from-six with his chasers at the track.

2.40 Newcastle: A nine-year-old has won three of the last four runnings of this race.

3.20 Newcastle: Trainer Nicky Henderson has a stonking 83% strike-rate (five-from-six) with his hurdlers at the course.

4.30 Newcastle: The Neil Alexander yard have won two of the last five runnings.


2.15 Fairyhouse: The Padraig Roche stable boasts a 60% record with their hurdlers at the track.

3.25 Fairyhouse: The Padraig Roche stable boasts a 60% record with their hurdlers at the track.

4.00 Fairyhouse: Trainer Willie Mullins has a 29% record with his chasers at the track.


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