Trainers To Follow: Five More For May…

Continuing our run of giveaways, dear reader, and after yesterday's selling race fun (two winners from two runners for a little system I'd researched), it's back to the trainers to follow today. Five more to keep on the right side of in the next couple of weeks, or until the wheels fall off their respective stable bandwagons...

Please note, I researched these on Monday morning, so it's possible they had runners since then, which I'll highlight.

Season Last 14 Days
A J McCabe 26-172 +£80.75 3-21 +£67.00
B W Hills 32-135 +£43.79 6-40 +£9.00
A M Balding 18-97 +£35.28 10-38 +£23.90
T D Barron 23-114 +£9.50 6-28 +£1.13
H R A Cecil 13-61 +£20.30 6-22 +£23.13

There are some pretty big hitters in that quintet, notably Messrs Hills, Balding, and God himself, 'Sir' Henry Cecil. What a renaissance from the Renaissance Man himself! (Yes, I'm something of a fan of 'Sir' Henry - apostrophes used to highlight the absolute travesty of his lack of knighthood to date).

Alan McCabe had an 8/1 winner on Monday from five runners this week.

Barry Hills only had two places (at 9/1 and 22/1) from six runners this week.

Nothing from Andrew Balding this week so far (from six runners).

David Barron had a 13/8 winner from two runners this week so far.

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No gravy from Henry's single runner this week to date.

Today, Henry runs Sight Unseen (3.25 Goodwood), Hallingdal Blue (2.00 Lingfield); Andrew has Isabelonabicycle (4.00 Gdwd); and, Alan has Kipchak (4.20 Ling).

I'm not saying they'll win. I am saying their stables are in form, and they're worthy of note, all other things being equal.


Not much to float my boat today, despite it being Goodwood's May meeting. I normally like to look to the high draws at 7f and 1m1f (around the tighter of the two route round the top bend, where horses get fanned very wide). But it's tricky with small fields of unexposed runners in the two races over those distances.

Another aspect is to consider trainers at the track - Mark Johnston loves to win here, and sends out two today: Becausewecan in the opener (who appears well drawn to boot); and, Sabotage in the maiden at 4.35 (talk about not having a clue - the Racing Post tissue goes 7/1 the field. I don't think I've EVER seen that before in a maiden race...)

They might be worth looking out for but, to be honest, I'll be keeping my powder dry today. There will be better opportunities in the days ahead...

NOTE: for those of you tempted to row in with the selling race system again today, beware the 3.45 Lingfield. It's an all weather race, and we are only interested in turf races. I'm not saying the favourite won't win, but I am saying it's not a qualifier on that system.

Pip pip!


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3 replies
  1. paul says:

    Rather amazingly, the fave won the 3.45pm (assuming that it fitted all the other criteria as there were 4 n/r’s).
    Matt, does the system s/r go right down if you include a/w venues?

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