BA & M Plate, 2m 5f, Thursday, March 17, 4.10pm
Key Stat: Just two of the last 20 winners carried more than 11st to victory
A strong race for trends followers and a rewarding one too if you don’t like backing favourites as 14 of the last 26 winners were sent off at 20/1+.
The David Pipe stable (including his father Martin) have won it seven times, while Nicky Henderson has bagged four victories and Venetia Williams has hit the net three times in recent renewals.
Just two of the last 20 winners carried more than 11st to victory while another pointer is that the Irish have not won this race since 1982.
If you’re a fan of breeding stats, French-bred horses have won this seven times since Majadou in 1999 and they’ve been runner-up on six of the eight other times they have missed out on top spot.