Form Focus – Who’s Hot In The Trainer And Jockey Stats 11/12/18

Form Focus – Who’s Hot In The Trainer And Jockey Stats 11/12/18
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Sean Trivass
Sean Trivass
Tuesday 11th December 2018

Born in to the sport (father owned Northmore Stud and bred St Leger runner up Kite Wood among others), freelance sports writer for over 30 years now enjoying the twilight of his career. Friend to many in the sport of racing, enemy of none (that I know of), massive champion of International racing and has an opinion on everything, though often wrong (allegedly). Nominated for various Sports Journalist Association Awards but a regular "also ran", life goes on regardless with TV and radio work numbing the pain of rejection.....

Trainers and Jockeys report 11/12/2018

Nothing too exciting to report from last week’s form focus, unless you include a record of six selections, two places at odds of  10/1 and 4/1 plus a pair of winners 7/4 and 14/1, so hopefully we can continue that sort of form in the week ahead with our horse racing tips filling in any obvious gaps.

In-Form Trainers:

Hugo Palmer – 57% winners 71% placed runners

Stand up and take a bow Hugo Palmer with some outstanding results in the past seven days. The place percentage is frankly ludicrous and if the master of Kremlin Cottage Stables can keep that up, we can all reap the benefits. His entries this week are hard to pick from but the previously unraced Biz Markee looks interesting ahead of the 5.15pm at Kempton on Wednesday evening. An unraced son of Slade Power, he could go well at a price, though common sense suggests a small each way bet at this stage of his embryonic career.

Jeremy Scott – 42% winners 75% placed runners

Plenty of possible winners in the week ahead for the Jeremy Scott stable but hopefully none more so than Demon Fou, who remains on target for the 2.30pm at Warwick on Thursday afternoon. A big priced win at Taunton was followed by a close up second at Fakenham and any further improvement could see another big run from the five-year-old gelding.

Nicky Henderson – 35% winners 58% placed runners 

Top trainer – check, in form horse – check, leaving plenty to like about the chances of She Mite Bite ahead of the 3.30pm at Leicester on Wednesday afternoon. A point to point winner, she looked one to make note of when second at Warwick on her hurdling bow, and in receipt of weight all round even before Alan Doyle’s claim, she looks well worth a punt in these circumstances.

Ivan Furtado – 33% winners 44% placed runners

Looking at the stable’s runners in the next few days, they will need to pull off a bit of a shock to come home with a winner, but Irish Charm could well run a big race at Wolverhampton at a big price if the son of Siyouni improves as expected. Green as grass on his debut at the same track over further, he ought to learn considerably from that experience and is a tentative each way suggestion this week.

In-Form Jockeys:

Nico de Boinville  – 37% winners 58% placed rides

No difficulty in nominating the suggestion here with just the one booked ride for Nico at the time of writing. Casablanca Mix is down to run on Saturday in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and although she has finished second on both starts this season at Kempton and Market Rasen, today could be her day with the trip looking ideal. If she can keep tabs on the early leaders in this classy company, that is.

Barry Geraghty – 26% winners 53% placed rides

The Irish based jockey travels over to Cheltenham on Saturday afternoon to ride Countister in the 3.40pm at Cheltenham for owner J P McManus and the six-year-old looks an intriguing option. Although well beaten at Cheltenham in the Trull House Stud Novices Stakes she may have been over the top by then and can go well fresh on Saturday afternoon.

Harry Cobden – 23% winners 64% placed rides

Plenty of decent mounts for Harry this week but perhaps none more so than Worthy Farm for Paul Nicholls in the 3.40pm at Cheltenham on Friday. A winner by a neck at Taunton last time out, he is getting better with every race and has a decent chance of following up at these weights.

Gavin Sheehan – 23% winners 38% placed rides

A distinct lack of early bookings for Gavin makes our life that bit trickier but Kapga De Lily has a livewire chance at Leicester on Wednesday and looks the one to be on. Admittedly she only finished fourth on her return at Chepstow but she looked as if the race would bring her on and with the extra half mike expected to bring improvement, she certainly has a sporting chance.

Summary (in chronological order, all times subject to change):

Kapga De Lily – 1.00pm Leicester Wednesday

She Mite Bite – 3.30pm Leicester Wednesday

Biz Markee – 5.15pm Kempton Wednesday

Demon Fou – 2.30pm Warwick Thursday

Worthy Farm – 3.40pm Cheltenham Friday

Casablanca Mix – 1.15pm Cheltenham Saturday

Countister – 3.40pm Cheltenham Saturday

Irish Charm – 8.15pm Wolverhampton Saturday

Last week’s form focus can be found on site here, while if you fancy a more up to date list of runners and selections – have a look at our racecard page here.

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