Facts and figures – Key stats to help you get on top of the bookies on Thursday
We list the key trainer and jockey stats for every meeting today and highlight some horses’ punters might want to side with on Thursday 25th July.
British fans have five good quality cards to get stuck into on Thursday, with Sandown’s card featuring the Listed Star Stakes. Here are some key stats to help point you in the right direction and, hopefully, find some winners!
SILVESTRE DE SOUSA is a man to follow around Sandown. The reigning Champion Jockey has ridden more winners there than anyone else this term. Over the past five years, he’s struck with almost 30% of his rides, returning £32 profit from a level £1 stake.
De Sousa has five rides at Sandown tomorrow, the first three all onboard runners for the in-form Mark Johnston. WEST END GIRL (9/1 Coral) is a filly out of Golden Horn who won nicely enough on debut at Haydock. She’s one to watch in the Listed Star Stakes at 2.15pm.
SEAN BOWEN has had as many rides as course regulars like Harry Skelton and Richard Johnson here at Southwell. Yet, his strike record of 23% holds up next to any of his fellow jockeys, with his profit return of almost £40 to a level £1 stakes vastly superior to all.
Bowen has won with four of his last 11 rides and he’ll have three opportunities to add to his tally at Southwell on Thursday, with BUCKEYE SHAN (5/2 Coral) looking a likely challenger in the 2:05pm Handicap Hurdle.
Only Silvestre De Sousa has ridden more winners at Yarmouth than JAMIE SPENCER. His 42 winners over the past five years have come at a strike rate of 24%, returning a whopping £60 profit from a level stakes.
David Simcock’s record here at Yarmouth is almost identical, winning with almost a quarter of his runners in recent years. Spencer and Simcock will team up with STARCZEWSKI (7/4 Coral) on Wednesday and he will be hoping to go one better than the runner-up finish he’s recorded in all of his previous three starts.
DANNY TUDHOPE’S name has crapped up in practically all of these articles lately, but the Champion Jockey contender really is in flying form and boasts an excellent strike rate at practically all of the Northern racecourses. Only Andrea Atzeni and Jamie Spencer have ridden more winners at Doncaster than Tudhope in recent years and his strike rate of 32% is the highest of any jockey here in 2019.
Tudhope will don the blue of Godolphin tomorrow as he rides GLOBAL STORM (6/4 Coral) for Charlie Appleby. Appleby has won with a quarter of the horses he has sent to this track over the past five years and he’s struck with over 40% of his juvenile runners this term.
After striking up a formidable partnership in 2018, JAMES DOYLE and WILLIAM HAGGAS has been a little cold so far this year. Maybe that’s to do with Danny Tudhope taking more rides for Haggas, or Doyle filling in for the injured William Buick more often, but to see they have only combined for 10 winners so far this term is surprising!
Both Haggas and Doyle boast especially strong record at Newbury, however, and they will have three opportunities to build on that paltry total on Wednesday. Knight Shield carries an odds-on price into the Novice Stakes at 6:00pm, before INCREDULOUS (6/4 Coral) bids to claim back-to-back wins in the Newbury Handicap an hour later.