In the preview section I have mentioned just how well James Tate and Martin Harley get on when joining forces at Leicester but I can take that another step on.
Over the last five years Tate has put Harley up on 37 juveniles. Harley has won on six of them, come home second on another six, third on 12 and fourth on 5.
Only eight have therefore failed to hit the frame so it’s safe to assume they intend being competitive when they go racing together, with juveniles.
They work with two today:
HEY GAMAN (Leicester 1-50)
LEESHAAN (Leicester 2-20).
I expect both to run well.
I’m looking to cover a host of bases in here eventually and one of the things I’m looking for is the record of those trainers that send out a last time out winner inside the following week.
Today John Spearing sends WHITECREST for the Lingfield 4-40 having won at that track less than a week ago. When this trainer sends a winner out that quickly he has a 9-28 strike rate (32%), whereas when he waits a little while to put them back on a track, his stake rate falls to 9%.
Jeremy Scott, when doing likewise, has a 33% strike rate (2-6). He obviously cherry picks the horses to do this and when he also takes time to send out a previous winner after a week has passed, his strike rate drops to 12%.
He sends DAY OF ROSES for the Newton Abbot 6-20pm race tonight.
Some horses will only run well for a certain jockey and I’m always looking out for one of those. Pat Dobbs has been put up on VENTURA BLUES in the Leicester 5-20pm and the horse has raced four times, winning twice. For both those wins, Dobbs was in the saddle, including one over this course and distance. On the other two occasions he was ridden by Sean Levey and was unplaced.
Hopefully we have some fun with this section.