Summer Plate Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 1092 Horse Racing

We look at the Summer Plate ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m5½f at Market Rasen to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Summer Plate.

Summer Plate Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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 Summer Plate Preview

The Summer Plate is run at Market Rasen in July of each year, the race is a Group 3 Handicap Chase which is run over two miles, five and a half furlongs for runners aged four years old or older who will face a total of fourteen fences during the race.

Summer Plate Information:

We also have a dedicated Market Rasen tips 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.

How competitive is the Summer Plate 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 119%. The race in 2010 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 134%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Summer Plate, the over-round has been 127%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £127 which is bet.

Summer Plate 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 Summer Plate next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -4.12. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 5:07.60 was set by Glinger in 2004, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Nicky Richards and ridden by Brian Harding. The slowest winning time was set in 2007 when Iron Man won in a time of 5:45.90, booked to ride was Paddy Merrigan on this Peter Bowen trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Summer Plate over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2004 - Glinger (5:07.60)
  • 2018 - More Bucks (5:15.90)
  • 2013 - Bobowen (5:16.20)

Summer Plate Past Winners

Here are the Summer Plate 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. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Summer Plate as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2023
5:28.51
Born Famous (IRE)
6yo 10-3 3/1F
Harry Cobden
Iain Jardine (GB)
2022
5:16.40
Francky Du Berlais (FR)
9yo 12-0 5/1F
James Bowen
Peter Bowen (GB)
2021
5:17.10
Francky Du Berlais (FR)
8yo 10-13 11/1
James Bowen
Peter Bowen (GB)
2020
5:22.10
Really Super (GB)
6yo 10-4 25/1
Jack Quinlan
Amy Murphy (GB)
2019
5:28.70
Casablanca Mix (FR)
7yo 11-6 5/1F
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2018
5:15.90
More Bucks (IRE)
8yo 10-5 6/1
Sean Bowen
Peter Bowen (GB)
2017
5:21.30
Alcala (FR)
7yo 11-7 9/1
Sam Twiston-Davies
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2016
5:27.10
Long House Hall (IRE)
8yo 10-12 6/1F
Harry Skelton
Dan Skelton (GB)
2015
5:19.20
Brave Spartacus (IRE)
9yo 10-12 12/1
James Reveley
Keith Reveley (GB)
2014
5:35.10
Its A Gimme (IRE)
7yo 11-1 2/1F
A P McCoy
Jonjo O'Neill (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Summer Plate have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 49 placings from 295 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 6 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Summer Plate Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Summer Plate over the last 20 renewals is Peter Bowen who has won the race six times with those six winners coming from Yes Sir (2006), Iron Man (2007), Snoopy Loopy (2008), More Bucks (2018) and Francky Du Berlais (2021 & 2022). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Summer Plate is Jonjo O'Neill (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Summer Plate, Alan King has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Summer Plate 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
Peter Bowen 39-6-15 +13.00 +13.96
Jonjo O'Neill 21-2-6 -13.50 -4.93
Paul Nicholls 20-1-4 -10.00 -8.67
David Pipe 14-1-5 -5.50 -0.68
Dr Richard Newland 11-1-1 -2.00 -5.00
Dan Skelton 9-1-4 -2.00 -0.36
Nicky Henderson 6-1-2 +0.00 -0.62
Nigel Twiston-Davies 5-1-1 +5.00 +1.63
Nicky Richards 3-1-1 +18.00 +10.50
Amy Murphy 2-1-1 +24.00 +14.63

Summer Plate Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Summer Plate over the last 20 renewals with both Sam Twiston-Davies and James Bowen who have both won the race two times. Sam Twiston-Davies winners have been Bobowen (2013) and Alcala (2017). James Bowen winners have been with Francky Du Berlais (2021 & 2022). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Summer Plate, Aidan Coleman has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Summer Plate 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
Sam Twiston-Davies 10-2-3 +9.00 +4.26
James Bowen 4-2-2 +14.00 +8.01
Harry Skelton 8-1-4 -1.00 +0.64
Sean Bowen 7-1-2 +0.00 -0.50
Graham Lee 5-1-1 +5.00 +1.63
Harry Cobden 4-1-1 +0.00 -1.12
Nico de Boinville 3-1-1 +3.00 +1.13
Jack Quinlan 2-1-1 +24.00 +14.63
David Bass 2-1-1 +8.00 +4.63
James Reveley 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 3, 1, 5, 5, 1, (5, PU), PU, 2, (8, F), 1, 4, (1, 3), 3, 9, (1, PU), 12, 5, 1, 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 (75%) - Highest Won is not G1-2/LST/Cl4-5
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Break of 6 - 121 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Had 1 - 6 placings (180 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Within the first 12 of market
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Furthest Placed 2m4½f - 3m2½f
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Made 13 - 46 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Ran over 1m1f - 2m6f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - No bigger than 25/1
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Off a break of 6 - 92 days
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Beaten no more -22l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - In a field of 3 - 16 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - Achieved an RPR of 119+ (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Not on HY/SFT/GS/FM/STD (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 25/1 (Career Place)
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Achieved an RPR of 123+ (Last 3)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Market Rasen racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Summer Plate. 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 too in the OLBG Betting School.

Are you already a member? If not, then why not? With over £6,000 given away each month in the tipster competition, why not get involved? Remember, It is completely FREE! So, head over to the registration page to sign up today! If you are already a member, then share your thoughts on the Summer Plate by adding a tip on the race here.

Summer Plate Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +2.00 is when runners had a different jockey to last time out. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 places in the past 180 days, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-59.

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Summer Plate are Perth, Worcester, Uttoxeter and Stratford, 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 17 winners from a total of 290 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 3 winners from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Summer Plate, that stallion Saint Des Saints has produced 2 winners (2022,2021).

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

  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Mahler (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Really Super in 2020, winning for Amy Murphy at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Jack Quinlan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters. If you are interested in other races at the Market Rasen racecourse, then why not read our blog for the Summer Hurdle?

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