Thank heavens that racing has restarted because it was frightening of the impact any extension of the ban may have had. I can understand the BHA action and really think it did help contain and dampen the possible epidemic. But it’s over for now and we are racing again.
I have three trainers I think it would be folly not to consider after the ban. They are Tom George, Charlie Longsdon and Neil Mulholland. I am not saying every horse they run will win but think that if you judge the situation of each horse on merit then it could be prudent and profit making.
We need to look at declarations for each horse and watch where the trainer runs them. A trainer could enter a horse as many times as he wishes but then needs to choose the race where the horse seems to have the best opportunity to win. I know when I had my horses we ran one in a Listed Race because the race had few entries and only three ran… we finished third but the prize money for third was over double for winning a handicap on the all weather. Be mindful that some horses cannot win.
Tom George has had a rather frustrating couple of months with Summerville Boy and Black Op not performing well and Summerville Boy found with a stress fracture in a leg. Statistics show Tom George to perform well at this time of year… every year… we shouldn’t ignore him even though he has had a spell of bad luck and things going against him. Tom has three decent entries I have spotted this coming week. These horses are Doctor Dex, Double Shuffle and Now Look At Me. Have a look at the ratings and see how they rate in your eyes as Toms poor run cannot continue for ever. He is a good trainer who merits respect and consideration.
Charlie Longsdon only saddled 44 winners last season which was his worst total since 2010/2011 season. However Charlie isn’t as bad as the figures show because he too has been in a lull yet year after year Charlie does well in February and March so be warned don’t write him off just yet. I am hoping Charlie can revive his horses to start performing to his usual standard in February and March as is shown by recent seasonal trends. He could bounce back on Tuesday at Wetherby.
Neil Mulholland is in a similar lull to Charlie Longsdon and had 104 winners in 2016/2017 but with only 33 wins so far this season I wouldn’t think he would exceed that total… however like Charlie and Tom he has shown very useful form in February and March. So another trainer I feel it would be folly to ignore. Frau Georgia, Presenting Lucina and Wait are three from this yard who could go in to the winners enclosure sooner than later.
So look out for and consider Tom, Charlie and Neil as it could prove very profitable to smaller stakes.
High Roller Racing, my service, has been in decent form and as I write with a 50 percent strike rate having three winners from six runners plus an 11/2 second beaten by a neck. The two other selections from Henderson and Mullins yards ran miserably. Our winners were…
JOSIES ORDERS – WON 7/4 returned 5/4
PACK YOUR BAGS – WON 2/1 returned 13/8
UCELLO CONTI – WON 11/10 eturned 4/7
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