Facts and figures – Vital stats and form figures for Friday’s meetings
We list the key trainer and jockey stats for every meeting today and highlight some horses’ punters might want to side with on Friday 26th July.
Racing fans have a handful of excellent meetings to take in on Friday, with the cards at Ascot and York contaning two important Listed races. Here are some key stats to help point you in the right direction and, hopefully, find some winners!
RYAN MOORE boasts a near 20% strike record around Ascot over the past five years and when he’s teamed up with SIR MICHAEL STOUTE this season, the pair have struck with almost a quarter of their 53 runners.
Moore rides CRYSTAL KING and SEXTANT for Sir Michael at Ascot tomorrow afternoon and both have leading claims.
No jockey has ridden more winners at Thirsk than DANNY TUDHOPE this term, or, infact, over the past five seasons, with Tudhope boasting a 21% strike rate around this track.
When Tudhope has teamed up with DAVID O’MEARA in the last two weeks, the pair have scored with over 30% of their runners. It’s little wonder why IMPERIAL GLORIANA is fancied by many in Friday’s opener.
RICHARD JOHNSTON has been banging in the winners left right and centre over the past two weeks. From his 32 rides, the reigning two-time Champion Jockey has registered 14 wins, a superb winning percentage off 44%.
Only Harry Skelton has ridden more winners at Uttoxeter than Johnston over the past five years and he looks to have a couple of strong chances on Friday, with Olly Murphy’s FLOS offering significant appeal in the card-closing mares bumper.
CHARLIE APPLEBY has won with 36% of his runners on the July Course this season and his five-year strike rate of 25% is better than all of his major rivals.
JAMES DOYLE, who himself has a near 25% winning ratio on this track, takes the ride on Appleby’s PATH OF THUNDER and the pair look to have an excellent chance of victory.
SIR MARK PRESCOTT’S stable have been in flying form over recent weeks, scoring with almost a third of his runners in the entire month of July.
RYAN TATE rode two winners for Prescott at Bath earlier in the week and he jumps into the saddle of ROAD TO PARIS, who’ll carry and extremely short price into a 17-horse handicap at 8:15pm.
Very few jockeys or trainers boast a strong strike record here at York, Dettori and Gosden aside. One who does, however, is WILLIAM HAGGAS, who’s won with 20% of his runners here over the past five years.
FRANKELLINA comes into the Listed feature at York on the back of sixth place finishes at Epsom and Royal Ascot, with the form of her Ribblesdale run being boosted in the Irish Oaks last weekend. She should go well.