THE SATURDAY STATS

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Favourites: 9 out of 21 won producing a profit to a level pounds 1 stake of pounds 1.76.

Winner at longest price: Le Sport, 33-1, at Wolverhampton. He had finished among the back markers on each of his three previous runs.

Winner at longest Tote odds: Le Sport at a marginally poorer 32.6-1. However, Tote backers did well at Doncaster where John Drumm (SP 9-1) paid 29.6-1.

Shortest-priced loser: The Mary Reveley-trained Random Harvest at 4-5 lost out to Jenny Pitman's Magellan Bay in Doncaster's maiden chase.

Worst Tote odds: Plenty of short-priced contenders but Kaitak at Haydock (SP 11-8) paid only evens on the Tote.

Tote Placepots: Doncaster (5 placed favourites) pounds 9.50; Haydock (4 placed favourites) pounds 22.50; Wolverhampton (3 placed favourites) pounds 1,024.40.

Jackpot: None on Saturday because of the abandoned Cheltenham meeting, where the pool was won on Friday. Today's jackpot is at Newton Abbot.

Jockey: Mick Fitzgerald, who recorded a double at Cheltenham on Friday but was seen at his best in defeat when surviving a bad mistake aboard Mobile Messenger to claim second place in the novice chase.

Trainer: Charlie Brooks, for a generous defence of the handicapper in a letter to the trade press while several fellow trainers are after the latter's blood.

Horse: Our Kris, who looked prime Triumph Hurdle material when beating rivals who were his superiors on the Flat in the best juvenile hurdle of the season so far at Cheltenham on Friday.

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