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Aintree Thursday trends – bottom weight Kie leaps out in the 4:15

Away from the day’s feature races there are a whole host of other contests with winning Aintree bets to be made. Here we take a look at some key trends that should help you narrow down the search:

2:00 Matalan Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle

Grumeti is the only British-bred victor in the last 16 years.

Eight of the last 10 winners had taken in between four and eight hurdles runs.

Since the race became a Grade 1 all eight winners had either won or been placed in the Triumph Hurdle.

The Trendy Types – Vasco De Ronceray, Rolling Star – the pair are the highest placed finishers in this season’s Triumph, finishing fifth and sixth respectively.

3:40 John Smith´s Fox Hunters´ Chase

Following the 18 winners in the last 20 years have come from the first four in the market.

18 of the winners in the past two decades had recorded a win that season.

Six of the last eight winners had previously experienced the Grand National fences.

The Trendy Types – Battlefront, Emergency Cover, Kildonnan, Offshore Account

4:15 Matalan.co.uk Red Rum Handicap Chase

Nine of the last 10 to win carried less than 11st2lbs

Novice chasers have won seven of the last 11 runnings.

The Trendy Types – Ciceron, Kie

4:50 Manifesto Novices´ Chase

All four winners in the race’s short history had run in a graded race at at that year’s Cheltenham Festival.

The first three home in the last two runnings were rated 150 or higher by the handicapper

The Trendy Types – Captain Conan, Changing Times.

5:25 Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle

The last nine winners had notched a win in that season.

Eight of the last 10 winners carried between 10st10lb and 11st 1lb

Four of the last eight winners were successful last time out.

The Trendy Type  – Lienosus

NB: Baby Shine,  Buthulezi, Hada Men