Facts and figures – Key trainer and jockey stats for all of Wednesday’s meetings
We list the key trainer and jockey stats for every meeting on Wednesday and highlight some horses punters might want to side with on Wednesday 17th July.
Finding winners on a low-key Wednesday afternoon is often tricky business. Luckily, there are useful trends and stats that can point us in the right directions. Here are some key statistics for each of Wednesday’s meetings and a horse who might be able to capitalise.
Wednesday’s Facts and Figures
Since the start of Royal Ascot, DANNY TUDHOPE has been a man possessed. Tudhope has ridden 15 winners in the last 14 days, almost double the tally his closest rivals Oisin Murphy, Tom Marquand and Franny Norton have managed in the same space of time. Tudhope also boats a 15% win record around Catterick over the past five years, so it’s no surprise to see the Champion Jockey contender at the Yorkshire venue on Wednesday.
Tudhope rides the Rebecca Bastiman-trained Zumurud into the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery Handicap at 3:30pm. His best chance of a victory, however, could come on BETSEY TROTTER (11/4 Coral) for in-form trainer, David O’Meara in a handicap earlier in the card.
HENRY CANDY has his horses in fine fettle at the moment, striking with 33% of his runners over the past couple of weeks. Lingfield has also proven to be a happy hunting ground for Candy in recent seasons, winning with almost 20% of his runners on the grass track here at Lingfield Park.
Dane O’Neill is a jockey in good form too, scoring with 21% of his rides in the past couple of weeks and placing with 50%. O’Neill rides ALL RIGHT (7/2 Coral) for Henry Candy in the 4:40pm at Lingfield and he’s one to watch in a wide-open handicap.
The Skelton’s are usually the names to be feared at Uttoxeter. However, they have been outdone in the early stages of the season by HARRY WHITTINGTON and GAVIN SHEEHAN. Whittington has won with four of his five runners at Uttoxeter this term and Sheehan is a perfect 3-3 with his rides at this course.
Sheehan was spying a victory on HENRIETTA BELL (6/5 Coral) when his mount came down at the second-last at Southwell last month. Whittington’s mare is in with an odds-on favourite of Dr Richard Newland’s in the 3:20pm on Wednesday and will have to jump a little better if she wants to continue her trainer’s, and jockey’s, impressive course form.
It’s rare that CHARLIE APPLEBY sends a runner to Yarmouth. When he does, they usually win, with three of the four horses he’s saddled at this track entering the winners’ enclosure. JAMES DOYLE also boasts an impressive strike rate at this venue, with his win percentage of 30% bettered only by the great Frankie Dettori.
Doyle and Appleby will team up with IMPERIAL EMPIRE (9/2 Coral) in the Novice Stakes at 6:05pm on Wednesday. This son of Dubawi was well-beaten as the odds-on favourite on his first outing at Doncaster last month, but there’s a chance he’ll make up for that disappointment at Yarmouth.
GER LYONS is often the go-to man for punters when Fairyhouse showcases racing on the level. Lyon’s boasts an impressive winning percentage of 22% from his runners here over the past few years, placing with almost 40% of his 87 entries.
Lyon’s will saddle two contenders in the Rated Race which closes Wednesday’s card. He will have much higher hopes for RITA LEVI (13/2 Coral), who carries top-weight into a large-field handicap a little earlier in the evening.
JAMES TATE’S strike rate of 25% is as good as any other trainer has managed at Wolverhampton during 2019. PJ MCDONALD has ridden four winners for Tate in the past 2 weeks and together they’ve been striking at 36% during 2019 – a winning rate bettered only by Danny Tudhope and William Haggas, of those combinations who have teamed up on more than 20 occasions.
PJ Mac and Tate will be confident at least one of their two runners will score at the Midlands venue on Wednesday evening, with ACROSS THE SEA (5/2 Coral) and PROMOTE (9/4 Coral) boasting obvious winning chances in their respective races.