Cheltenham Festival Trendwatch – the Thursday undercard
Away from the championship races there are a whole host of other contests with winners to be had. Here we take a look at some key trends that should help you narrow down the search:
Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle
Horse rated 129 to 142 have won eight of the last 10 renewals.
In the last 10 runnings just three runners placed 10/1 or shorter have made the places.
Six of the last seven winners were aged eight or older.
Three of the last 10 winners contested the Pertemps qualifiers at Cheltenham in October.
The Trendy Type – American Spin
Byrne Group Plate
Just two of the last 25 horses to win this contest have done so off a mark above 141.
18 of the last 21 victors had finished in the first four on their previous run.
Six of the last 10 winners had finished in the first four of a graded chase
In the last three years eight of the nine horses to earn a place in this race were within the seven lowest-weighted starters.
The Trendy Types – Casey Top, Divers, Finger On The Pulse, Tartak
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase (Amateur Riders)
The last 10 winners had run over 3m or more last time out.
Runners aged eight or nine made up less than half the total entrants in the last decade yet they’ve won eight renewals in that period.
The last four runnings have been won by runners within 6lbs of top weight in the handicap.
The last four scorers had run over hurdles in their last three races.
The Trendy Types – Harry The Viking, Prince Of Pirates, Galaxy Rock, Deal Done