Statistics are the lifeblood of racing for many punters and its always interesting that there are some pertinent trends that it can pay to follow for certain trainers year in year out.
With Royal Ascot a few weeks away one trainer that you should pay particular attention at the Royal Meeting is that of Mark Johnston especially with his stayers at the meeting. Backing all of his horses over 1M 4F or further since 2000 during the June meeting has resulted in a profit of £64, and his runners in the Queens Vase should have particular attention paid to them as he has won that contest four times since 2000. Those looking at the horse racing mobile betting should really bear this in mind.
Certain trainer and jockey combinations are always worth noting and one that catches our eye is the partnership between trainer Clive Cox and jockey Luke Morris, since the start of 2009 the two have a record of 27 winners from 164 runners, but it is the level stakes profit that is impressive with a profit of £119.78 resulting from supporting the combination blindly. If you want to refine the system even more the pairing are very effective together on the polytrack at Kempton with a 21% strike rate.
Richard Fahey’s stable is one of, if not the most powerful stable in the north and his two-year-olds are a group that many people follow blind. Well since the start of 2010 that tactic would have yielded 88/379 with a profit of £77.82, a strike rate of 23%. It should be noted that the majority of those winners came at 5F and 6F and concentrating on Fahey’s runners at that distance improves the strike rate to 26% and the profit figure to £82.29 at SP, which could be attractive to those looking at the mobile sports betting.
There are trainers who always do well at certain courses or seemingly like to run their better horses at those courses and Andrew Balding is one such trainer – he clearly has an affinity with Salisbury and his runners there should be noted. In particular his 2-year-olds in non-handicap races with which he has a 40% strike rate (12/30) and supporting all of those runners would have produced a level-stakes profit of £52.22.
Just a few useful statistics from a plethora that are available that could provide some good profits in the coming flat season.