Plenty of placed runners again last week from those cherry-picked in form focus, but there some at bigger prices (up to 25/1 if you noted Kelso hope Just Got To Get On headed to Ffos Las instead) and hopefully they paid off for some of you at least. It’s all a bit quiet this week with lower than normal success figures for those in the top four. Do note the two top in-form jockeys don’t have any booked rides so I have moved down the list accordingly and don’t forget you can always check out our other horse racing tips for more up to date information.
Nicky Richards – 38% winners 69% placed runners
Plenty of possibilities to choose from this week, hopefully headed by WOT A SHOT, who sneaks in off bottom weight in the 2.55pm at Musselburgh tomorrow despite a seven-pound penalty for winning over course and distance last time. Looked to have plenty left in the tack to call upon if needed. NON-RUNNER.
Michael Wigham – 38% winners 50% placed runners
No working out to do for the Newmarket handler who only has the one runner declared at the time of writing in AWSAAF
Roger Charlton – 33% winners 33% placed runners
IL CAPITANO makes plenty of appeal in the 1.20pm at Lingfield on Wednesday afternoon as he makes his handicap debut off a mark of 74 which seems pretty generous after his length third last time out when running on strongly over a furlong and a half shorter at Wolverhampton. This looks ideal and he does seem to be improving with every race.
Charlie Deutsch – 33% winners 58% placed rides
Still riding well with a 7/1 winner last week in the form of IWILLDOIT
Marc Goldstein – 33% winners 33% placed runners
Two booked rides so far in the week ahead and both of them unraced heading off to their first bumpers so no form whatsoever to go on sadly. As a son of Cape Cross WHERE’S TOM
Ross Chapman – 31% winners 38% placed runners
Not a name many will be familiar with but five winning rides from six mounts from the fifth to the eighth of January catapulted him up the leaderboard and it will be interesting to see if he can add to those with INDIAN OPERA
Robert Havlin – 30% winners 63% placed runners
Given a bit of stick last week on social media for a ride on a Gosden hotpot, he will hopefully make them all eat their words with HOLY HEART who returns to the track carrying top-weight for John Gosden in the 5.30pm at Kempton on Wednesday evening. A lightly raced four-year-old the son of Holy Roman Emperor should have even more to offer after a good Chelmsford second and looks to have every chance.
Summary (in chronological order, all times subject to change):
Wot A Shot 2.55pm Musselburgh Friday NON-RUNNER.