We have all backed horses in a races that contains a large number of
runners and its the picking the winners of these races that can bring
about the most reward. But lets just stop for one moment and think about
what we are actually doing.
First we are backing a horse in a race that will in all probability
split into two groups, fffectively we have two races running at the same
time and we have to win them both with one selection.
Secondly the percentage take out by the bookmaker is higher that a
normal race because they know that the average punter will be quite
happy with a 12/1 winner, one thing we can do is to find the top
trainers for any particular racecourse.
There is usually a reason why top trainers do well at the courses they
do and finding these can improve the number of winners you find. For
example the trainer may like the racecourse layout, friendly staff or
it's a local course. Other reasons they do well maybe it suits the type
of horses they have or one of there big owners likes the course.
What ever the reasons for their success you could share by finding top
trainers. Just as important as the trainer is of course the jockey and
finding a good list of top jockeys can help you on your way. The success
of top jockeys at a racecourse can be for a number of reasons including
local course, riding style or friendly banter in the changing room.
All there can be reason why a jockey does well at one course and
not so well at another.
He/she may like to come with a late run and snatch the race on the line.
This maybe fine on a wide straight course but imagine holding a horse up
for a late run at Chester Racecourse. I suspect they would find one or
two traffic problems trying to weave their mount through a wall of
horses on the tight bends of Chester.
Another way to improve our chances is to find horses that are suited to
a particularly racecourse. We have all heard the saying horses for
courses but how often do we look for the top horses at the racecourse.
Horses can run well at certain racecourses for a number of reasons
including trainers likes the course or the layout suits the horses style
Spring Holly (IRE)
Jimmy Quinn has an excellent head to head record against Raul Da Silva and will finish in front 50% of the time.