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

Published: Sep 3, 11:58pm Last Updated: Sep 13, 2:31pm Horse Racing 1 Comment 6721 Views

2022 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.

Our dedicated Doncaster Betting Picks 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.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the John Quinn trained Fantasy Believer ridden by Jimmy Quinn who has set the fastest winning time in the Portland Heritage Handicap, the runner won the race in a time of 1:02.44 that was set when winning the race in 2006. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Kevin Ryan and jockey Frankie Dettori with Halmahera who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:09.31 in the 2003 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)

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 130% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £130 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 Portland Heritage 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 -10.00. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Portland Heritage Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Portland Heritage Handicap Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Portland Heritage 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 Portland Heritage Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The 2006 renewal took place at York over 5 furlongs and 89 yards.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2021
1:08.56
Hurricane Ivor
4yo 9-10 (5 of 16) 11/2F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas
2020
1:06.67
Stone Of Destiny
5yo 9-0 (18 of 21) 16/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Andrew Balding
2019
1:06.31
Oxted
3yo 9-4 (14 of 22) 14/1
Cieren Fallon (3lbs)
Roger Teal
2018
1:06.04
A Momentofmadness
5yo 9-4 (18 of 21) 25/1
William Buick
Charles Hills
2017
1:06.81
Spring Loaded
5yo 8-9 (22 of 22) 12/1
Joey Haynes
Paul DArcy
2016
1:06.91
Captain Colby
4yo 9-0 (12 of 20) 6/1F
William Buick
Ed Walker
2015
1:08.79
Steps
7yo 9-7 (10 of 20) 12/1
Louis Steward (3lbs)
Roger Varian
2014
1:05.38
Muthmir
4yo 9-7 (15 of 20) 3/1F
Paul Hanagan
William Haggas
2013
1:08.14
Angels Will Fall
4yo 9-2 (12 of 21) 16/1
Robert Winston
Charles Hills
2012
1:06.01
Doc Hay
5yo 8-11 (21 of 20) 20/1
Daniel Tudhope
David O'Meara

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 412 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Portland Heritage Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Portland Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Kevin Ryan who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Halmahera (2002), Halmahera (2003) & Halmahera (2004). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Portland Heritage Handicap are Charles Hills (2 wins), William Haggas (2 wins) & David Marnane (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Portland Heritage Handicap, Tim Easterby (0-19), Ronald Harris (0-11) & Nick Littmoden (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

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
Kevin Ryan 35-3-9 -4.00 +5.02
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
David O'Meara 17-1-3 +4.00 +2.57
Clive Cox 10-1-2 +5.00 +1.13
David Barron 10-1-1 -5.00 -6.50
John Quinn 9-1-1 +12.00 +4.50
Roger Varian 6-1-3 +7.00 +5.19
Andrew Balding 5-1-2 +12.00 +8.00

Portland Heritage Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Portland Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals with both William Buick & Neil Callan who have both won the race 2 times. William Buick winners have been with Captain Colby (2016) & A Momentofmadness (2018). Neil Callan winners have been with Halmahera (2004) & Nocturnal Affair (2011). There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Portland Heritage Handicap, Ryan Moore has had a total of 11 rides to the race without recording any wins whilst David Allan has had 10 rides without a winner.

Here are some of the top Portland Heritage 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
William Buick 9-2-4 +24.00 +15.20
Neil Callan 8-2-2 +19.00 +9.63
Paul Hanagan 11-1-2 -7.00 +0.63
Frankie Dettori 10-1-3 +2.00 +1.44
Silvestre De Sousa 8-1-2 +9.00 +5.25
Daniel Tudhope 7-1-3 +14.00 +10.19
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 2-1-1 +4.50 +2.44

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,11,(9,13,16),6,3,17,7,(16,22),1,5,6,2,1,(4,16),(1,16),2,8,15,2,1

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%) - Avoid chestnut runners
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Not drawn in stalls 1-4
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Wgt Vs Race Ave >= -4lbs
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not Ascot, Bev or Epsom (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Avoid 6yo runners
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not +1yr vs Average Age
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Placed in at least a Cl2
  • 20 / 20 (98%) - Same or up 1 class vs LTO
  • 19 / 20 (62%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 19 / 20 (62%) - Within first 12 of market
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - Carried 126lbs+ (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Focus on geldings
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Ran in a Class 2-3 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Ran in a handicap race (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Carried 123lbs+ on debut

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. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Portland Heritage Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +52.50 is when runners had the Same jockey as last time out. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were Chestnut in colour, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-96.

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

  • 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]
  • 2018: Winner in 18 (11,8,15) [21 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 22 (8,18,15) [22 Runners]

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Portland Heritage Handicap are Goodwood and Ripon, there has been a total number of 4 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 383 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 33 runners.

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

  • Petardia (3 Wins)
  • 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 16 runners)
  • Kheleyf (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Piccolo (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 8 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was A Momentofmadness in 2018 when 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 5 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Portland Heritage Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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