PJ Towey Construction Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)

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We look at the PJ Towey Construction Handicap ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m2f at Doncaster during the St Leger Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the PJ Towey Construction Handicap.

PJ Towey Construction 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 PJ Towey Construction Handicap Preview

Scheduled to take place in September of each year at the Doncaster Racecourse during the St Leger festival is this handicap which is contested over one mile and two furlongs, the race is open to runners who are aged three or older.

PJ Towey Construction Handicap Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Doncaster then head over to the Doncaster tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. 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 PJ Towey Construction Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2023 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2020 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 125%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the PJ Towey Construction Handicap, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

PJ Towey Construction 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 PJ Towey Construction 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. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 PJ Towey Construction Handicap.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:04.81 was set by Red Gala in 2007, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore. The slowest winning time was set in 2019 when Davydenko won in a time of 2:15.67, booked to ride was Ryan Moore on this Sir Michael Stoute trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run PJ Towey Construction Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2007 - Red Gala (2:04.81)
  • 2021 - Anmaat (2:05.56)
  • 2009 - Mawatheeq (2:06.14)

PJ Towey Construction Handicap Past Winners

Here are the PJ Towey Construction 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 PJ Towey Construction Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:11.88
La Yakel (GB)
4yo 9-7 (4 of 5) 13/8F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2022
2:08.53
Mujtaba (GB)
4yo 9-13 (7 of 11) 7/2
Jim Crowley
William Haggas (GB)
2021
2:05.56
Anmaat (IRE)
3yo 9-4 (3 of 7) 11/4
William Buick
Owen Burrows (GB)
2020
2:07.91
Irish Homie (IRE)
3yo 8-4 (11 of 14) 6/1
Andrea Atzeni
Jedd O'Keeffe (GB)
2019
2:15.67
Davydenko (GB)
3yo 9-7 (1 of 7) 11/10F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2018
2:09.01
Another Eclipse (IRE)
4yo 8-10 (1 of 10) 11/2
Andrea Atzeni
David Simcock (GB)
2017
2:14.60
Euginio (IRE)
3yo 9-4 (4 of 4) 11/4
Andrea Atzeni
Richard Hannon (GB)
2016
2:10.88
Central Square (IRE)
4yo 9-6 (10 of 10) 6/1
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
2015
2:06.80
Blue Waltz (GB)
4yo 8-12 (2 of 10) 10/1
Jamie Spencer
Luca Cumani (GB)
2014
2:08.49
The Corsican (IRE)
3yo 8-9 (5 of 13) 11/2
Jim Crowley
David Simcock (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the PJ Towey Construction Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 31 placings from 170 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner

PJ Towey Construction Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the PJ Towey Construction Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Rohaani (2006), Red Gala (2007) and Davydenko (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the PJ Towey Construction Handicap are William Haggas (2 wins) and David Simcock (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the PJ Towey Construction Handicap, Saeed bin Suroor has sent a total of 12 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top PJ Towey Construction 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
Sir Michael Stoute 9-3-7 +1.85 +3.76
William Haggas 7-2-4 +0.13 +1.35
David Simcock 5-2-2 +8.00 +4.74
Richard Hannon 5-1-1 -1.25 -4.00
David Barron 3-1-1 +5.00 +2.20
Jedd O'Keeffe 3-1-1 +4.00 +1.75
Roger Varian 2-1-2 +5.00 +3.40
Ed Dunlop 2-1-1 +3.00 +2.40
Ed Vaughan 2-1-1 +3.00 +1.40
Clive Cox 2-1-1 +2.50 +1.19

PJ Towey Construction Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the PJ Towey Construction Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Andrea Atzeni who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Central Square (2016), Euginio (2017), Another Eclipse (2018) and Irish Homie (2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the PJ Towey Construction Handicap are Ryan Moore (3 wins), Jamie Spencer (2 wins) and Jim Crowley (2 wins).

Here are some of the top PJ Towey Construction 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
Andrea Atzeni 7-4-5 +17.25 +8.45
Ryan Moore 13-3-7 -3.15 -1.60
Jamie Spencer 6-2-2 +9.33 +4.00
Jim Crowley 3-2-3 +8.00 +5.74
William Buick 8-1-1 -4.25 -5.28
Joe Fanning 6-1-2 +9.00 +4.69
Tom Marquand 3-1-2 -0.37 +0.40
Adam Kirby 2-1-1 +2.50 +1.19
Frankie Dettori 7-0-0 -7.00 -6.00
Paul Hanagan 6-0-0 -6.00 -6.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 8, 2, 2, 1, 2, (1, 2, 3, 6), 3, 2, 3, 3, 8, 8, 2, (2, 4), 7, 1, 2, 2, 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 (54%) - Had 3 - 7 placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (63%) - Made 1 - 11 starts (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (67%) - Fewer than 6 placings (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (68%) - Made 4 - 19 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Made 1 - 8 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Had 1 - 4 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Made 1 - 6 starts (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Fewer than 2 wins (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Fewer than 5 wins (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not in a G3/Cl2-3/Cl6 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Carried 117 - 134lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 50/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Within the first 8 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved an RPR of 93+ (Last 3)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the PJ Towey Construction 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 read this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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PJ Towey Construction Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +23.10 is when runners had 4 season starts. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-26.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 4 (2) [5 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 7 (11,4) [11 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (4) [7 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 11 (10,8) [14 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 1 (8) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the PJ Towey Construction Handicap is York, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at York last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Ascot and Newmarket (July), 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 164 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 7 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the PJ Towey Construction Handicap, that stallion Pivotal has produced 2 winners (2015,2008).

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Leos Luckyman in 2005, winning for Mark Johnston at odds of 14/1 under the guidance of Joe Fanning. 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. Before placing your bet on the 2024 PJ Towey Construction Handicap head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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