Trainers and Jockeys report week commencing 08/01/2019
A good week last time around for those following our form focus guides, and hopefully we can continue the good streak with another successful period of winners and places -and don’t forget you can always check out our other tips for more up to date information.
William Haggas – 60% winners 100% placed runners
The Haggas yard seems to be getting stronger year on year and should never be underestimated. The percentages are from a small enough sample, but he clearly has them running well and a few more winners may well be just around the corner. His runners this week include SEA OF REALITY
Venetia Williams – 40% winners 53% placed runners
Good to see Venetia firing in the winners once again and as with most on our lists, she is trying to strike while the iron is hot and has plenty of possible runners over the week ahead. Picking the right one isn’t easy (so do look out for her other horses as well), but UHLAN BUTE looks seriously overpriced in the 3.00pm at Wetherby on Saturday and could put in a decent show at huge odds. NON-RUNNER
John Gosden – 30% winners 60% placed runners
Still on the list, despite the win percentage slowly dropping, though I doubt his yard has too many that are best suited to the All-Weather over the winter. WHITE COAT
Nicky Richards – 29% winners 53% placed runners
It’s all a bit quiet for a few days for the Nicky Richards team but they are set to swing back into action over the weekend with SKIDDAW VALLEYS
Callum Rodriguez – 43% winners 57% placed rides
Sitting pretty again this week and with three more winners in January at the time of writing. No rides between Wednesday and Sunday rather forces our hands leaving just the two booked rides with BROKEN WINGS
Robert Havlin – 40% winners 73% placed rides
Closely associated with the John Gosden yard, Rab continues to ride at the top of his game and has been winning and placing for numerous yards of late. He rides NEW KING
Derek Fox – 24% winners 38% placed rides
I can’t say his is a name I expected to see on the list but credit where it is due and those percentages are not to be sniffed at. Two rides at Kelso on Sunday are all we have to go on at present and although Big River could go well, FOREST DES AIGLES is the one we narrowly prefer for trainer Lucinda Russell in the 2.05pm at Kelso on Sunday afternoon. NON-RUNNER
Charlie Deutsch – 30% winners 45% placed rides
Charlie has had his well-documented issues which we will not go in to here but is back to doing what he does best now and is riding as well as he ever has. He has ridden another winner since we took the stats as well so no sign of his good form coming to an end anytime soon. As things stand he will be heading off to Warwick on Saturday afternoon where he has a chance of yet another winner with JUST GOT TO GET ON who makes his racecourse debut in the closing bumper for jockey turned trainer Sam Thomas and he could go close. NON-RUNNER.
Summary (in chronological order, all times subject to change):
Uhlan Bute 3.00pm Wetherby Saturday NON-RUNNER.
Just Got To Get On 4.05pm Warwick Saturday NON-RUNNER.
Forest Des Aigles 2.05pm Kelso Sunday NON-RUNNER.