We managed to see off the worse of the weather and then a nasty equine flu virus comes along – you couldn’t make it up!
So, unless you’ve been on planet Mars this week, you’ll know that ALL the British horse racing has been put on hold until at least Wednesday 13th February, which will give the BHA, vets and trainers time to swab-test affected yards.
Therefore, unfortunately we’ve lost this weekend’s big Newbury and Warwick fixtures with a rare blank day on the domestic front. However, on a plus, Ireland have managed to dodge the lockdown so their Saturday jumping card at Naas gets the green light to race.
The ITV racing team have also acted quickly and decided to take in FIVE of the eight races from Naas, so at least we’ve got some action to get stuck into.
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.
1.40 Naas – Trainer E D Delany is currently two-from-two with his hurdlers at the track.
2.10 Naas – Trainer Willie Mullins has won two of the last three renewals, plus also boasts a 27% strike-rate with his chasers at the track.
2.40 Naas – Jockey Mark Walsh has a 28% record when riding over hurdles at Naas.
3.10 Naas – Trainer Paul Nolan boasts an 18% strike-rate with his chasers at the track.
3.40 Naas – In the last five seasons, trainer Gordon Elliott has won more hurdles races at the track (fifteen) than all the other trainers in this race put together (eight).
Every Naas race covered live on ITV4 can be found on our Naas Betting Tips, with runner by runner previews for each contest.