Nothing wrong with a few statistics to try and help the Christmas period (and the odd day without racing) that bit more bearable, and we have looked at the most important ones to help you in making profit over the Christmas period.
Ddiving in to the databases we have compiled for a list of “Number Ones” for you, focusing on trainers, jockeys, sires and favourites. Don’t forget you can find our full set of tips here as always.
Trainer To Watch – Kempton Chases
Step forward Colin Tizzard, current champion of the Kempton December chase scene with three winners from twenty-five runners for a 12% strike rate but more importantly, £16.60 of profit to a £1 stake at Starting Price for those who follow the stable religiously.
Trainer To Watch – Kempton Hurdles
No great surprise to see Champion trainer Nicky Henderson topping the charts here thanks to fourteen winners form just the forty-four runners for an outstanding 31.82% strike rate and a level stakes profit to £1 of £23.97 which isn’t bad for a few bets a year.
Kempton Boxing Day
Jockey To Watch
Those expecting Richard Johnson to top the list will be disappointed to see that honour goes to Paddy Brennan whose strike rate of 18.18%. However, he is riding elsewhere, leaving Nico De Boinville whose strike rate of 45.45% and profit of £3.68 makes him the highest ranked jockey riding Kempton this year.
Kempton Favourites – Christmas Record
Surprisingly, backing every favourite at Kempton over the last 10 years would have shown a level stakes profit to £1 of £19.33. Fifty-two of them were successful, at a strike rate of 44.44%.
Kempton – Sire To Watch
Beneficial by name and beneficial by nature. A one in three strike rate thanks to five winners from fifteen runners (33.33%), and a profit to £1 stakes of £22.50 at Starting Price.
Entries this year:
The first thing we have to mention is that sadly past performances are no guarantee for the future, and that this article can only state what has already happened. We do think the figures above make interesting reading and have noted all the qualifying runners we can find at the time of writing. If past performances are repeated there may well be money to be made, but this is a long-term scenario and there is sadly no guarantee that this year will fit the bill. If you want a closer look at the runners and the opposition to those mentioned, have a look at our racecards page.