Portland Heritage Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Portland Heritage Handicap. This is a race that is hosted at Doncaster during the St Leger Festival with the race being run over a distance of 5½f, see which trends the past winners of the Portland Heritage Handicap have set for this year.

Portland Heritage Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Portland Heritage Handicap Preview

Run over five furlongs and 143 yards at Doncaster on St Leger day, it is a race for sprint handicap lovers, the Portland Handicap carries plenty of history with its inaugural running in 1855 and won down the years by some popular sprinters like Dawn's Delight (won it twice), Sarcita, Ian Balding's flying filly Lochsong and three-time winner Halmahera, successful between 2002 and 2004.

Portland Heritage Handicap Information:

Our dedicated Doncaster tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Portland Heritage Handicap but will also have predictions for each meeting at Doncaster throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Portland Heritage Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 122%. The race in 2013 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 139%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Portland Heritage Handicap, the over-round has been 131%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £131 which is bet.

Portland Heritage Handicap Trends:

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 Portland Heritage Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -5.00. Ahead of the 2024 Portland Heritage Handicap why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2015 renewal when Steps from Roger Varian under the guidance of Louis Steward, won in a time of 1:08.79, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Fantasy Believer, trained by John Quinn and ridden by Jimmy Quinn set the quickest time of 1:02.44 in the 2006 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Portland Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - Fantasy Believer (1:02.44)
  • 2014 - Muthmir (1:05.38)
  • 2004 - Halmahera (1:05.64)

Portland Heritage Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Portland Heritage Handicap past winners for the last 10 renewals. 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 where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Portland Heritage Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The stewards reversed the placings of the 2022 renewal placing Call Me Ginger first and demoting Chipstead to second.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:07.53
Annaf (IRE)
4yo 9-12 (12 of 22) 7/1
Rossa Ryan
Michael Appleby (GB)
2022
1:08.27
Call Me Ginger (GB)
6yo 8-7 (3 of 19) 20/1
Amie Waugh (5lbs)
Jim Goldie (GB)
2021
1:08.56
Hurricane Ivor (IRE)
4yo 9-10 (5 of 16) 11/2F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2020
1:06.67
Stone Of Destiny (GB)
5yo 9-0 (18 of 21) 16/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Andrew Balding (GB)
2019
1:06.31
Oxted (GB)
3yo 9-4 (14 of 22) 14/1
Cieren Fallon (3lbs)
Roger Teal (GB)
2018
1:06.04
A Momentofmadness (GB)
5yo 9-4 (18 of 21) 25/1
William Buick
Charles Hills (GB)
2017
1:06.81
Spring Loaded (IRE)
5yo 8-9 (22 of 22) 12/1
Joey Haynes
Paul DArcy (GB)
2016
1:06.91
Captain Colby (USA)
4yo 9-0 (12 of 20) 6/1F
William Buick
Ed Walker (GB)
2015
1:08.79
Steps (IRE)
7yo 9-7 (10 of 20) 12/1
Louis Steward (3lbs)
Roger Varian (GB)
2014
1:05.38
Muthmir (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (15 of 20) 3/1F
Paul Hanagan
William Haggas (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 60 placings from 408 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Portland Heritage Handicap Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Portland Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals with Charles Hills, William Haggas and David Marnane having all won the race two times. Charles Hills winners have been with Angels Will Fall (2013) and A Momentofmadness (2018). William Haggas winners have been with Muthmir (2014) and Hurricane Ivor (2021). David Marnane winners have been with Santo Padre (2009) and Nocturnal Affair (2011). There are two trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Portland Heritage Handicap, Tim Easterby has sent a total of 18 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Ronald Harris has sent out 11 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Portland Heritage 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
Charles Hills 7-2-3 +36.00 +22.26
William Haggas 3-2-2 +7.50 +4.32
David Marnane 2-2-2 +28.00 +17.50
Kevin Ryan 33-1-7 -21.00 -5.61
David O'Meara 19-1-4 +2.00 +2.57
David Barron 10-1-1 -5.00 -6.50
Clive Cox 9-1-2 +6.00 +2.13
Jim Goldie 7-1-2 +14.00 +8.75
John Quinn 7-1-1 +14.00 +6.50
Roger Varian 7-1-3 +6.00 +4.19

Portland Heritage Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Portland Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals with both William Buick and Neil Callan who have both won the race two times. William Buick winners have been with Captain Colby (2016) and A Momentofmadness (2018). Neil Callan's winners have been with Halmahera (2004) and Nocturnal Affair (2011). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Portland Heritage Handicap, David Allan has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Portland Heritage Handicap jockey 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
William Buick 9-2-4 +24.00 +15.20
Neil Callan 8-2-3 +19.00 +11.63
Paul Hanagan 12-1-2 -8.00 -0.37
Daniel Tudhope 9-1-3 +12.00 +8.19
Silvestre De Sousa 8-1-2 +9.00 +5.25
Adam Kirby 5-1-2 +10.00 +6.13
P J McDonald 3-1-3 +18.00 +15.63
Jimmy Quinn 3-1-1 +18.00 +10.50
Tom Marquand 3-1-1 +3.50 +1.44
Amie Waugh 2-1-1 +19.00 +11.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (9, 13, 16), 6, 3, 17, 7, (16, 22), 1, 5, 6, 2, 1, (4, 16), (1, 16), 2, 8, 15, 2, 1, 13, 8

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 (77%) - No bigger than 25/1
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Achieved an RPR of 97+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Achieved a TS of 61+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Within the first 16 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Carried 124 - 138lbs (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 33/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Achieved an RPR of 97+ (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 82+ (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Achieved an RPR of 75+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Achieved a TS of 78+ (Class)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - No bigger than 20/1 (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (74%) - No more than -11lbs (Vs Max Weight)
  • 18 / 20 (78%) - Held an OR of 93+
  • 18 / 20 (80%) - Achieved a TS of 85+ (Last 5)
  • 18 / 20 (88%) - No more than -5yrs (Vs Max Age)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Portland Heritage Handicap. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Portland Heritage Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +58.50 is when runners had the same jockey as last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a biggest odds run of 50/1, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-71.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 12 (13,8,6) [22 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 3 (14,5,6) [19 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (8,15,17) [16 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 18 (4,13,14) [21 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 14 (13,20,2) [22 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Portland Heritage Handicap is Haydock, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Haydock last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Goodwood, York and Ripon, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 387 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 26 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Portland Heritage Handicap:

  • Acclamation (2 Wins)
  • Elnadim (2 Wins)

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

  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 15 runners)
  • Kheleyf (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Piccolo (0 Wins from 9 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was A Momentofmadness in 2018, winning for Charles Hills at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of William Buick. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Portland Heritage Handicap.

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