The Trainer Jockey Combo Stats report shows that John Butler and James Keniry have an extremely good long-term record here at Lingfield. Over the past five years, they've had six winners (28.57%) and nine places (42.86%), for level stakes profits of 19.30 and 17.40. This has also produced an Impact Value of 2.38.
They team up together with Red Invader in a five-furlong dash here today.
The current form of Red Invader has been poor, finishing well down the field in his last four races. His last run on the polytrack here at Lingfield was back in July, when he was an easy winner from his current mark and with today's jockey on board. I am hoping that a return to a course he has won twice on so far this year and over his optimum distance will again bring out the best in him
The Trainer Snippets on the racecard show that Butler has a really good record here at Lingfield. Over the past year, he's had 11 winners and places (26.83%) for level stakes profits of 40.50 and 25.92 respectively, and an Impact Value of 2.29.
He has a good record overall on the all-weather courses and had a strike rate of almost 30% with his sprinters.
Liam Keniry has been riding well recently and has had four winners (26.67%) and six places (40%) from 15 runners over the past couple of weeks. These have yielded level stakes profits of 16.00 and 23.43 respectively, and an Impact Value of 2.56.
The Instant Expert report has very few sections of green on it, but one of those does belong to Red Invader. He also has three sections of amber, showing he is reasonably well suited to conditions in this one. As mentioned earlier, this shows he is the same weight as for his last victory, so at a current price of 12/1 he looks a good each way option at least.
The Pace report shows that early leaders here over this distance have an excellent record, with 27.18% of the going on to win the race, for a level stakes profit of 560.08 and an Impact Value of 1.91.
Red Invader is usually a hold up horse and it is likely that Keniry is going to have to pass the majority of the field if he is going to win this.
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