Free Horse Racing Tips & Trends: Sat 16th April
Free Horse Racing Tips & Trends: Sat 16th April

The C4 cameras head to Ayr racecourse this weekend, with Scottish Grand National and Scottish Champion Hurdle their feature contests, while they are also at Chelmsford racecourse , who have stepped in to save Newbury's Duby Duty Free Spring Trials day, with the Berkshire track waterlogged – that includes the Fred Darling and Greenham Stakes.

As always we’ve got all the key trends and stats – plus free horse racing tips for the LIVE C4 races to help you narrow down the runners – we hope they help!

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CHELMSFORD HORSE RACING TRENDS (RUK/C4)

 

2.10 – Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (Registered As The John Porter Stakes) (Group 3) Cl1 1m4f5y CH4


13/13 – Aged 6 or younger
13/13 – Had won over 1m4f before
13/13 – Priced 11/1 or shorter in the betting
12/13 – Had won between 2-5 times before
12/13 – Placed in the top 5 last time out
11/13 – Having their first run of the season
10/13 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
9/13 – Had raced at Newbury before
9/13 – Winning distance – ¾ lengths or less
8/13 – Had won a Listed or better class race before
8/13 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
7/13 – Drawn 6 or higher
6/13 – Had won a Group race before
5/13 – Raced at Newbury last time out
4/13 – Won last time out
3/13 – Winning favourites
3/13 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 13/2

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: Being aged 6 or younger and having won over this 1m4f trip in the past are the key trends to note. Placed in the top 5 last time out is also key, while 4 and 5 year-old have the best record. With all that in mind the John Ryan-trained SANDRO BOTTICELLI (Bet here at 11/2 with Boylesports) is the call. This 4 year-old has the services of Frankie Dettori and caught the eye a few weeks ago when winning at Doncaster in soft ground. He’ll be fitter than most and with this being just his fourth career start there could be more to come.

 

2.40 –Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 7f CH4

 

12/13 – Had won over 6f or 7f before
12/13 – Having their first run of the season
11/13 – Returned 7/1 or shorter in the betting
11/13 – Finished in the top three last time out
11/13 – Had won between 1-2 times before
10/13 – Drawn 5 or higher
10/13 – Came from the top three in the betting
8/13 – Raced at Newmarket last time out
6/13 – Won last time out
6/13 – Had won over 7f before
5/13 – Had won at Listed or Group class before
5/13 – Had won at Newbury before
3/13 – Winning favourites
3/13 – Trained by Mick Channon
4/13 – Trained by Ralph Beckett
2/13 – Ridden by Jim Crowley
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 7/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: Really on these terms this should be going to the William Haggas-trained BESHARAH (Bet here at 11/8 with Betfred). This 3 year-old had a great 2 year-old campaign last season – winning the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York, but was also only just touched off in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes and on that running would take all the beating. The yard has made a decent start to the new campaign and on these terms is rated 6lbs clear of his nearest rival – Katie’s Diamond. Of the rest, the Ralph Beckett team took this in 2010, 2012 and 2015 so despite looking to have bundles to find their Nassuvian Pearl might also be worth a small e/w interest at a big price. 

 

3.15 – JLT Greenham Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 7f CH4


12/13 – Priced 8/1 or shorter in the betting
12/13 – Had won at either 6f or 7f before
11/13 – Having their first run of the season
11/13 – Won at Listed class or better before
10/13 – Won between 2-4 times before
10/13 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
10/13 – Placed favourites
9/13 – Winning distance – 1 length or more
9/13 – Finished in the top two last time out
7/13 – Won last time out
7/13 – Had won over 7f before
7/13 – Had won a Group race before
6/13 – Winning favourites
5/13 – Had won a race at Newbury before
5/13 – Raced at Newmarket last time out
4/13 – Trained by Richard Hannon Snr
2/13 – Irish-trained
0/13 – Winners from stall 1
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 4.2/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: A shame we’ve only got five runners here, but we should still be set for a decent race. The Hannon camp has a good recent record in the race – winning it in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013, this year they run two – Palawan and Log Out Island. Palawan might just have a bit to find at the weights, but their other runner has a great chance of upholding their record in the race. However, on these terms this really looks to rest between Godolphin’s Log Out Island and TASLEET (Bet here at 11/10 with Coral). The first-named hails from a yard that love to win this race, but his last race over in France was a tad disappointing and has a bit to prove over this trip. Yes, Tasleet hasn’t won over 7f either but he was a nose second over it at HQ last September and seemed to see it out well. He’s a course winner at the track too and hasn’t finished out of the first two in his last five starts.

3.50 – Be Wiser Insurance Spring Cup (Handicap) Cl2 1m CH4


13/13 – Aged 6 or younger
13/13 – Winning distance – 2 lengths or less
13/13 – Won no more than 4 times before
12/13 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
11/13 – Drawn in a double-figure stall
11/13 – Rated between 85-98
10/13 – Won over at least 1m before
10/13 – Won between 2-4 times before
9/13 – Carried 8-12 or less
8/13 – Unplaced last time out
7/13 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
7/13 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
7/13 – Raced within the last 4 weeks
6/13 – Unplaced favourites
6/13 – Had run at Newbury before
2/13 – Winning favourites (2 joint)
1/13 – Won last time out
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 13/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: Power Game will be a popular pick here, but the call here is GABRIAL’S KAKA (Bet here at 5/1 with Skybet) – This horse was a good third last time out at the Curragh and with that being his first run for just over 5 months then we can expect him to have come on for the outing. Surface is a slight unknown, but has won on good-to-firm in the past on the turf.


AYR HORSE RACING TRENDS (RUK/C4)

 

2.25 – Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices´ Chase Grade 2 Cl1 2m4f110y CH4


13/13 – Priced 8/1 or shorter in the betting
13/13 – Had raced within the last 6 weeks
12/13 – Aged 8 or younger
12/13 – Had won between 1-3 times over fences before
12/13 – Priced 5/1 or shorter in the betting
11/13 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
9/13 – Placed favourites
8/13 – Finished in the top 2 last time out
7/13 – Had raced within the last 2 weeks
7/13 – Aged 5 or 6 years-old
5/13 – Raced at Aintree last time out
4/13 – Winning favourite (1 joint)
4/13 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
4/13 – Had raced at Ayr before
4/13 – Won last time out
3/13 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
3/13 – Ridden by Ruby Walsh
2/13 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/13 – Trained by Nicky Richards
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 3/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: Not a bad little race, despite there only being 6 runners heading to post. However, on these terms this really should be going to either Henryville or BRISTOL DE MAI (Bet here at 5/4 with 888Sport.com) , with slight preference for the last-named. Henryville gets 4lbs and was a solid winner last time out at Exeter, but this is a step up in grade and might struggle to keep tabs on Bristol de Mai, who was second in the JLT Novices’ Chase at the Festival last month.

 

3.00 – QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle (A Limited Handicap) (Grade 2) Cl2 2m CH4


13/13 – Won over at least 2m (hurdles) before
12/13 – Had won between 2-4 times over hurdles before
12/13 – Had raced within the last 5 weeks
12/13 – Carried 10-13 or less
11/13 – Favourites that finished in the top 3
10/13 – Returned 17/2 or shorter in the betting
10/13 – Aged 7 or younger
10/13 – Rated 137 or higher
9/13 – Had won between 2-3 times over hurdles before
7/13 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
7/13 – Finished unplaced last time out
6/13 – Irish bred
4/13 – Won last time out
3/13 – Winning favourites (joint)
3/13 – Ran at Aintree last time out
3/13 – Trained by Philip Hobbs
3/13 – Ridden by Richard Johnson
1/13 – Irish-trained
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 10/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: The Philip Hobbs team took this 12 months ago, so their STERNRUBIN (e/w) (Bet here at 10/1 with William Hill) will be looking to follow-up. He was last seen running a decent third in the County Hurdle and off the same mark would have a cracking chance. He’s still lightly-raced with just 10 runs over hurdles (winning 3 of them), and has only finished out of the top three twice from those 10 hurdles starts. Of the rest, the Paul Nicholls team took this in 2011 and runs two – Some Plan and Connetable – while the Malcolm Jefferson-trained Cloudy Dream and the Iain Jardine-trained Shrewd both head here on three-timers so are respected too.

3.35 – Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (Listed Race) Cl1 2m CH4


13/13 – Aged 9 or younger
12/13 – Had won over at least 2m (chase) before
12/13 – Returned 7/1 or shorter in the betting
11/13 – Had won between 2-4 times (chase) before
11/13 – Had raced within the last 5 weeks
11/13 – Rated between 127-139
10/13 – Carried 10-12 or less in weight
10/13 – Finished in the top four last time out
9/13 – Aged 8 or 9 years-old
9/13 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
8/13 – French bred
8/13 – Favourites to finish in the top 3
7/13 – Had run at Ayr before
4/13 – Ran at Aintree last time out
2/13 – Winning favourites
2/13 – Won last time out
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 5/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: Solar Impulse will be popular after landing the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival, but is up 9lbs here and that life tougher. The trends suggest to focus on 8 or 9 year-old and horses that were rated between 127 and 139. With that in mind Ubaltique and ULTRAGOLD (Bet here at 6/1 with Ladbrokes) are the two that standout, but with 10 of the last 13 winners having finished in the top 4 last time out then Ultragold is the call. This 8 year-old heads here off the back of a nice win at Newbury and a 4lb rise for that doesn’t look harsh. The Tizzard camp are going well at the moment too and jockey Harry Cobden, who claims 5lbs, get on well with the horse.


4.10 – Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) Cl1 4m110y CH4


12/13 – Finished in the top 6 last time out
12/13 – Last ran 57 days or less ago
12/13 – Aged 8 or older
11/13 – Carried 10-9 or less
11/13 – Fallen or unseated no more than once during their careers
10/13 – Finished in the first three last time out
10/13 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
9/13 – Aged between 8-10 years-old
8/13 – Last raced between 30-57 days ago
8/13 – Came from the first 7 in the betting market
8/13 – Had won over 3m2f or further
4/13 – Won last time out
4/13 – Had won over 3m7f or further before
3/13 – Returned 15/2 in the betting
2/13 – Ran in the Grimthorpe Chase (Doncaster) last time out
2/13 – Trained by Ferdy Murphy
2/13 – Trained by Andrew Parker
0/13 – Winning favourites
The average winning SP in the last 13 runnings is 21/1

THATSBETTINGTIPS VERDICT: Plenty of key trends to take into Saturday’s Scottish Grand National, but a good place to start is that 11 of the last 13 winners carried 10-9 or less. This rules out several of the well-fancied runners – like Cause of Causes at the head of the weights – and means the big 30+ field quickly narrows down to around 10. If we add in other key trends like being 8 or older, and having raced in the 57 days then this rules out a few more. Having a safe jumper is another big plus with 11 of the last 13 winners having falling or unseated no more than once during their careers. With the average winning SP in the last 13 runnings being 21/1 then also don’t be too put off if your fancy is one of the more-fancied entries. So, taking all these stats into account the four horses that stand out the most are – BEREA BORU (e/w) (Bet here at 22/1 with Paddy Power) , STRAIDNAHANNA (e/w) (Bet here at 50/1 with Paddy Power) , BALLYCULLA (Bet here at 25/1 with Bet365) and HEATHFIELD (Bet here at 14/1 with Betfred). All are decent each-way prices so there is no harm having dutched interests in them all if you wanted.

Berea Boru has been in the form of its life – winning its last three in decent fashion and despite up again in the ratings still gets in here with just 10-9 and Sean Bowen is one of the best young jockeys around.

Straidnahanna was well beaten into second last time out here, but the really heavy ground wasn’t ideal that day and is worth giving another chance too based on his win at Catterick the time before.

Heathfield comes from the shrewd Tony Martin yard and after a recent win over hurdles could be thrown-in here off just 10-7 and should relish the longer trip.

Ballyculla took a tumble two runs back, but that has been his only fall of his career and has wins sandwiched around that fall. He was an easy 10 length winner last time out at Wetherby in a novice chase and doesn’t look too badly treated back into handicap company, while the first-time blinkers are another interesting addition.

 

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