With the snow and freezing weather sweeping the country the outlook for any jumps racing on the domestic front looks pretty bleak, with Musselburgh, Sandown and Wetherby, who are all due to stage ITV races, reporting problems.
Wetherby and Musselburgh are now in fact abandoned, but, on a plus, Sandown are a lot more hopeful than they were a few days ago – fingers crossed!
As always in these situations, the All-Weather tracks come to the rescue and that will be the case again on Saturday with Lingfield, Kempton and a new fixture at Chelmsford, flying the flag.
Oh, don’t forget we’ve also top action over in Ireland with the opening day of the Dublin Racing Festival from Leopardstown – with plenty of Cheltenham Festival pointers and clues on offer.
So, 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 Free Horse Racing Tips page.
1.15 Sandown – Trainer Kerry Lee has won three of last five renewals, including in 2018 with Gino Trail.
3.35 Sandown – The Lucy Wadham-trained Le Reve won this race in 2015 and 2016
12.50 Leopardstown – Trainer Willie Mullins has won six of last seven runnings – he runs five this year
1.25 Leopardstown – Eight winning favourites in the last nine runnings.
2.35 Leopardstown – Trainer Willie Mullins has a 43% strike-rate (12 from 28) in National Hunt Flat races at the track.
3.45 Leopardstown – Trainer Willie Mullins has won three of last four runnings, plus they all went on to win the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival.
12:35 Lingfield – Trainer Richard Hannon shows a +£42.08 level stakes profit with his three-year-olds at the track.
1.45 Lingfield – The last two winners of this race line-up again this year.
2.55 Lingfield – Trainer John Gosden won this race last year and jockey Frankie Dettori has a 33% recent record (3-from-9) riding four-year-olds or older at the track.
3.30 Lingfield – Trainer Sir Mark Prescott won this race in 2016 and also has a 37% strike-rate (7 from 9) with his four-year-olds or older at the track.
1.00 Chelmsford – Trainer Charlie Appleby boasts a 25% strike-rate with his three-year-olds at the track.
2.10 Chelmsford – Trainer Mick Channon has a 25% record with his four-year-olds or older at the track.
4.45 Kempton – The horse from stall one has won four of the last eight renewals
6.15 Kempton – Trainer John Gosden boasts a 34% record (34 from 99) and shows a +£44 level stakes profit with his three-year-olds at the track.
7.45 Kempton – Trainer Marco Botti has a 23% strike-rate (+£38.88) with his four-year-olds or older at the track.
8.15 Kempton – Trainer Amy Murphy is three-from-nine (33%) with her four-year-olds or older at the track.
Every LIVE Saturday race covered on ITV can be found on our ITV Racing Tips, with runner-by-runner previews for each contest.