Andy Newton’s got three flat trainers and three NH yards to look out for this week……
K R BURKE (6 winners from his last 11 runners, 55% strike-rate): Odeliz was a nice winner for the team over in France on Sunday, while over on these shores they sent out four winners from their last 5 runners too. Karl was handed back his licence on the 25th August after his wife, Elaine, had been running their horses under her name due to Karl’s ban. However, now back under his name Karl’s started with a bang with 5 winners from his last 13 runners (38%) – these are in addition to the 35 Elaine has already fired in in 2013. Plenty of entries on the horizon, while looking at their track stats it’s probably more accurate to look at Elaine’s figures. With that in mind look for anything they run at Beverley, Ffos Las, Linfield (turf), Nottingham and Sandown – all tracks they do well at.
KRISTIN STUBBS (5 winners from her last 10 runners, 50% strike-rate): We flagged up this North Yorkshire-based yard last week and with 3 more winners at 4/1, 9/2 and 6/1 then they didn’t let us down. Jockey Jacobs Butterfield has been on all of those recent winners and in this debut season this now puts them on 10 winners for the year. They’ve entries at Leicester, Bath and Newcastle in the coming week to look out for, while it could pay to know 6 of their 10 winners have been with their 3 year-olds. They are also 3 from 7 (43%) with their Beverley runners.
WILLIAM HAGGAS (8 winners from his last 32 runners, 25% strike-rate): With 74 winners then breaking the 100 for the season – something they’ve yet to do – is certainly on for 2013 - Their best yet has been 86 (2008). They’ve sent out 14 juvenile winners this term, but 40 of their 74 winners have been with their 3 year-olds. This season, however, has already seen them bank the most prize money with over £1.47m pocketed, while they are still firing in the winners at a 22% strike-rate. They have runners most days to look for, but pay special attention to anything they send to Bath, Brighton, Catterick, Chepstow, Chester, Ffos Las, Hamilton, Haydock, Musselburgh, Newcastle, Pontefract, and Southwell (AW) – again, all venues they’ve got very decent strike-rates at.
TIM VAUGHAN (4 winners from their last 10 runners, 40% strike-rate): Ok, so Falcarragh has been responsible for two of these winners, but their prolific Chillbury Hill got back on the winning trial last time and at 10/1 too. This puts them on 22 winners over the sticks, but don’t forget they also have a fair few flat runners too – they are 4 from 35 on the level in 2013. We can expect their NH runners to start getting more and more in the coming months, and they will be hoping to get close to the 85 they managed last season and the 102 (their best yet) in 2011-12. They do very well with their runners at Perth, Carlisle and Ayr – so look out for any entries there, while on the flat they are currently 2 from 3 at Brighton.
NEIL MULHOLLAND (9 winners from their last 14 runners, 64% strike-rate): No winners on the flat from 20 runners, but they’ve fired in 12 over the sticks and most of these have been in the last few weeks. Note any money in the market for their runners too as 6 of their last 11 to be sent off favourite have won. Jockey Noel Fehily has ridden three winners from his last 4 for the stable, so anything he rides for the yard should be respected. They are now on 12 winners over the sticks in 2013-14 and showing a +£10 level stakes profit, while as the season gets going properly then look for runners at Sedgefield, Cheltenham and Ludlow – all courses they’ve built up good strike-rates at in recent years.
JONJO O’NEILL (6 winners from his last 16 runners, 38% strike-rate): This powerful yard have already sent out 58 winners this jumps season, and considering the NH campaign is yet to hit top gear then things are looking well and they should easily better the 90 they managed last season. 115 in 2002-03 was their best ever finish in terms of numbers, while this season they are also showing a nice +£18 level stakes profit. Look for any NH Flat runners too as of the 6 they’ve sent to post they’ve had 3 seconds and 2 winners, while 38 of their 58 winners have been over hurdles. They’ve also had 4 flat winners this year, but that has been from 44 runners. Look for any runners at Cartmel – they’ve a 31% strike-rate there.
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