2022 Mallard Handicap Preview, Trends & Analysis (St Leger Festival)

2022 Mallard Handicap Preview, Trends & Analysis (St Leger Festival)

2022 Mallard Handicap Preview

Scheduled to take place in September of each year at the Doncaster racecourse is the Mallard Handicap which is run during the St Leger Festival. The class two handicap is aimed at the stayers on the flat with it being over a trip of one mile, six and a half furlongs that is open to runners aged three or older.

We also have a dedicated Doncaster Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Saeed bin Suroor trained Sunday Symphony ridden by Frankie Dettori who has set the fastest winning time in the Mallard Handicap, the runner won the race in a time of 2:58.52 that was set when winning the race in 2006. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer John Gosden and jockey Robert Havlin with Camborne who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 3:13.36 in the 2013 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Mallard Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - Sunday Symphony (2:58.52)
  • 2009 - Nanton (3:02.64)
  • 2015 - Curbyourenthusiasm (3:03.34)

How competitive is the Mallard Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2006 when the race had an over-round of 110%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 123%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Mallard Handicap, the over-round has been 116% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Mallard Handicap next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -9.67. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2022 Mallard Handicap.

Mallard Handicap Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Mallard Handicap. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall which the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Mallard Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
Rhythmic Intent
5yo 9-12 (5 of 10) 6/1
Hollie Doyle
Stuart Williams
4yo 9-4 (3 of 8) 5/1
David Egan
Roger Varian
Sleeping Lion
4yo 9-3 (5 of 6) 4/1
Jamie Spencer
James Fanshawe
Just In Time
4yo 9-1 (7 of 3) 12/1
Martin Harley
Alan King
Time To Study
3yo 8-8 (7 of 3) 11/8F
P J McDonald
Mark Johnston
Wall Of Fire
3yo 8-6 (10 of 3) 5/2F
Josephine Gordon (3lbs)
Hugo Palmer
4yo 9-3 (4 of 2) 7/1
Jamie Spencer
David Simcock
4yo 9-1 (4 of 2) 15/2
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute
5yo 10-0 (1 of 2) 7/1
Robert Havlin
John Gosden
Sir Graham Wade
3yo 9-5 (6 of 1) 9/4F
Kieren Fallon
Mark Johnston

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Mallard Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 5 placings from 217 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Mallard Handicap Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Mallard Handicap over the last 20 renewals with all of Mark Johnston, James Fanshawe, Michael Bell & Stuart Williams having all won the race 2 times. Mark Johnston winners have been with Sir Graham Wade (2012) & Time To Study (2017). James Fanshawe winners have been with Old Hundred (2011) & Sleeping Lion (2019). Michael Bell winners have been with Shabernak (2003) & The Betchworth Kid (2008). Stuart Williams winners have been with Sendintank (2005) & Rhythmic Intent (2021).

Here are some of the top Mallard Handicap trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Mark Johnston 22-2-7 -16.37 +4.24
James Fanshawe 7-2-3 +15.00 +10.88
Michael Bell 4-2-2 +18.00 +12.50
Stuart Williams 2-2-2 +9.33 +5.68
Sir Michael Stoute 10-1-3 -1.50 +4.04
Jim Goldie 8-1-5 +5.00 +13.46
John Gosden 6-1-2 +2.00 +4.08
Alan King 5-1-3 +8.00 +8.45
Saeed bin Suroor 5-1-3 +0.00 +3.28
David Simcock 3-1-2 +5.00 +4.64

Mallard Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Mallard Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Jamie Spencer who has won the race 5 times. Those 5 winners came from Shabernak (2003), Sendintank (2005), Precision Break (2010), Curbyourenthusiasm (2015) & Sleeping Lion (2019). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Mallard Handicap, Paul Hanagan has had a total of 10 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Mallard Handicap jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Jamie Spencer 9-5-7 +40.33 +27.02
William Buick 11-1-1 -7.50 -1.50
Ryan Moore 9-1-4 -0.50 +4.62
Daniel Tudhope 7-1-3 +6.00 +8.15
Frankie Dettori 7-1-3 -2.00 +2.97
Nicky Mackay 3-1-1 +0.50 +1.56
Martin Harley 2-1-2 +11.00 +9.00
Hollie Doyle 2-1-2 +5.00 +4.50
Hayley Turner 1-1-1 +10.00 +6.25
Robert Havlin 1-1-1 +7.00 +4.38

2022 Mallard Handicap Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,2,11,1,1,7,1,(2,8),3,(6,8),11,1,(2,3),6,7,1,1,12,5,2,3

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Furthest ran of 1m4f-2m½f
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Fewer than 10 starts (Over Further)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Fewer than 4 starts (Higher Class)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Fewer than 2 placings (Higher Class)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Field of 4-15 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 19 / 20 (75%) - No older than a 5yo
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Carried 119-136lbs (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Held an OR of 90+
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - Won with last 8 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Mallard Handicap. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races which are you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Mallard Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +16.46 is when runners had a furthest trip run of 1m6f. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 4 career wins in Handicap races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-31.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2021: Winner in 5 (10,4) [10 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (6,5) [8 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (3) [6 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 7 (6,3) [14 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 7 (6) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Mallard Handicap is York, there has been a total number of 10 winners of this race who ran at York last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 208 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 10 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Mallard Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Galileo (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Hernando (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Sadlers Wells (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Precision Break in 2010 when winning for Paul Cole at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of Jamie Spencer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 6 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2022 Mallard Handicap why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today.

Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival

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