5 things you didn't know about British Champions Day at AscotOctober 17th, 2013
Champions Day Trainers and Jockeys
We have so far only had two years of the excellent Champions Day but we are already seeing a pattern emerging with regard to the trainers and jockeys who win or place in these races. First we look at the trainers with the best records so far.
The chart shows you their number runners in the last 2 years, winners and win and placed horses.
The chart shows you their number rides in the last 2 years, winners and win and placed horses.
Country of Breeding
GB Bred runners have a great record in this race winning 8 of the last 16 renewals from 64 runners, which is 59% above expectations. Take note of FR bred runners who are 3 from 13, a small sample, but could be an emerging trend. IRE bred have fared poorly with just 3 winners from 67 runners. This is 55% below expectations.
Country of Breeding Chart
KEY : - The %'ages are better than expectation %'ages. ROW = Rest of the world.
GB Bred horse running today are Farhh, Mukhadram and Hillstar.
FR Bred horse running today are Cirrus Des Aigles, Morandi and Triple Threat.
Last Time Out Course
Horses which ran at Goodwood, Newmarket or overseas last time out have won 10 of the last 16 renewals from a pool of just 63 runners. This is 140% better than expectations. Whereas, horses who ran last time out at any other course are running at 50% lower than expected with 6 winners from a pool of 116 runners.
Last Time Out Course Chart
Horses running today that ran at Goodwood, Newmarket or overseas last time out are Cirrus Des Aigles, Morandi and Triple Threat.
Horses which ran prominently have provide the most winners in the last 17 years, with 11 winners from 70 prominent runners, which is 59% better than expected. Hold up horses are next best with 5 winners from 90 hold up horses but that is 39% lower than expectations. Finally leaders have had 0 winners from 18 early pace setters.
Pace Chart of Past Winners