Tuesday 8 April will feature a busy day of horse racing in Nottingham, where the going is likely to be soft (heavy in places). This will be ideal for passing time ahead of the start of the 2015 Grand National. Today’s daily speed figures come via the Racing Post.
The 14:40 Handicap features a speedy horse in the 85-rated Waaday, which is trained by John Gosden and ridden by Paul Hanagan. Waaday also has an overall rating of 83 and a Racing Post rating of 88.
Casterbridge has a higher Racing Post rating of 90, but a lower top speed of 73. Meanwhile, Darma has a Racing Post rating of 88, while its top speed is 77.
However, perhaps the deciding factor is that Waaday has been earmarked as the favourite with odds of 2/1. There are many more races to check out in Nottingham today.