Well, the winter jumps horse racing season had really moved out of first gear after events at Wetherby & Down Royal at the weekend.
This week’s article has a handful of trainers whose runners are worth keeping onside in the next seven days or so. I also have another of my profile horses for you, ante-post advice for the Greatwood Hurdle and some trends for the weekend big handicaps.
Paul Nicholls is a trainer whose runners in handicaps are worth noting at this time of year. Since 2014 he’s had –
21 winners from 103 runners
Strike Rate 20%
SP Profit +25.4
A/E 1.15 (profit +39.74)
Place Strike Rate 38%
in handicap races in the two week period (14 days) either side of today’s date.
The real profit is to be found when focusing in on his runners in Class 3 handicaps –
13 winners from 37 runners
Strike Rate 35%
SP Profit +34
A/E 1.9 (profit to BSP +41.25)
Place Strike Rate 51%
Alan Fleming is an Irish trainer whose runners go well at this time in the season. Since 2014 he has had –
10 winners from 21 runners
Strike Rate 48%
SP Profit +35.46
A/E 2.25 (profit to BSP +54.08)
Place Strike Rate 57%
and the signs are looking good for some more winners.
Henry Oliver is the final of this week’s trainers and it’s his handicappers we should focus in on. Since 2014 he has had –
10 winners from 33 runners
Strike Rate 30%
SP Profit +54
A/E 2.37 (profit to BSP +64.27)
Place Strike Rate 58%
and like with Alan Fleming the signs are encouraging that his good record can be maintained.