Trainers for courses! Key stats and trends for Sunday’s racing

Wille Mullins has some decent chances on opening day.

There is a plethora of racing to look forward to on Sunday, with five cards to watch out for! Market Rasen, Ripon, Newbury, Cork and Tramore are all on the menu as we’re treated to a Sunday feast!

We’ll have horse racing tips for all of those meetings! We’ll be focusing on the trainers here, selecting one who does extremely well at each of Sunday’s venues. Are you a trends or stats man? Then you’ll want to be following these trainers!

Market Rasen

It’s been fruitful to follow Dr Richard Newland at Market Rasen in the past five seasons. He holds a 27% strike-rate from seventy runners, equating to a level stakes profit of £9.23! He’s known for invigorating horses who lost their way for other yards and he has just the type in Foreign Secretary.

He had some fair form in Ireland for his previous stable, including at Grade 3 level where he wasn’t beaten far. He’s not obviously well-treated on debut for Newland, but he has a great track record with these types. Watching for market support could be essential.


Iain Jardine has sent four runners to Ripon in 2020, with two of them returning as winners. He sends a pair to the venue on Sunday, with his best chance looking to be Equidae. He’s been running well without reward of late, including a close third at Ayr earlier this month.

He’s not the most consistent, but dropping to six furlongs could prove fruitful as he’ll get a strong pace to aim at. He sits on his last winning rating and has plenty of upside for his in-form trainer.


With a 16% strike-rate from 116 runners in the past five seasons, Roger Charlton can boast heavy profit. If you backed those runners blind, you’d be in £21.62 profit to level stakes. Beheld runs in the opening novice contest and she looks bred for the job on debut.

A daughter of Frankel, she’s got plenty of speed on her dam’s side, closely related to Group 2 winner Showcasing. She should be plenty forward given her breeding and the seven-furlong distance looks an ideal starting point. Charlton in general is having a fruitful few weeks and things could get even better in Berkshire this weekend.


Ger Lyons has been the man to follow at Cork in recent years. You’d be in a healthy profit of £31 to level stakes if you backed all of his 83 runners at the venue in the past five seasons. Lyons runs just one of Sunday, with that being the filly Anjalawi.

She made a promising debut when third at the Curragh last month, finishing close-up despite a tardy start and having making up plenty of ground mid-race. She’s likely to take a big step forward from that and an extra half a furlong will help matters. There is plenty to like about her chances.


To the surprise of no one, if you backed all 382 of Willie Mullins’ Tramore runners, you’d be in £22.03 profit to level stakes. He has three great chances on Sunday, with the strongest looking to be Dysart Diamond.

She took four attempts to get off the mark in bumpers, but did so in good style at Limerick last month. She looks just the type to excel over obstacles for Mullins and she’s been found a very good opportunity to make her presence felt on hurdling debut.

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