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