Several trainers are attracting my eye at the moment but none as much as the very ‘hot’ looking trainers included in my article this week. These are two trainers in excellent form and one ‘under my radar’ about to explode… I hope!
Mark Johnston always seems to be churning out winners week after week, month after month but he keeps getting them over the line in first position. He is currently operating at 17 per cent of the runners are winning which is terrific for a large yard with so very many runners. Over 60 per cent of Marks horses are actually running to and above their form… another impressive statistic. We cannot ignore this guy who is a trainer to be reckoned with. Looking at the entries for this yard Burgonet immediately caught my attention for Sandown. Addicted To You and On A May Day also looked in need of consideration. So ignore Mark Johnson at your own peril.
Tom Lacey I have brought to my articles a few times but he is doing so well I bring him to your attention again. After a rather frustrating run of seconds Tom was a relieved guy to see Sword Of Fate win a match at Southwell. When you get seconditis you start doubting and thinking there is a problem when really there isn’t. Tom has Sword Of Fate entered up again at Southwell on Tuesday and he could go in again. Silk Run and David John are expected to go well for the yard is their selected entries this coming week… the latter needing to be kept away from soft ground I feel. So look out for Toms runners too.
Sir Michael Stoute has had, by his standards, a slow start to the season… I am hoping the winners are about to flow and reach explosion limits in the coming week or so. The horses Gabr and Braemar both produced career best efforts and Beachwalk showed the benefit of running with a run under his belt when winning at Lingfield… he seems a long way ahead of his handicap mark. It won’t be long before Royal Ascot and I have been told Sir Michael fancies Poets Word and Crystal Queen to go very well at the meeting. Although the yard isn’t as powerful as it was in days gone by the trainer is certainly able to get a horse ready for the big races. Let’s not ignore the Stoute team.
High Roller has been in good form and last week had the following winners…
The Last Indian 7/4, Ledham 8/11, Man Of Steel 8/11 and Hyperlapse 11/8.
So 4 winners from last 6 selections… 66per cent strike rate. Join us free and pay just £10 for a winning selection… no other charges!