The Weekend Bulletin (Fri 16th Oct)
The main focus of the coming weekend’s horse racing action is the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot. It is also the richest race day in the British flat racing calendar. As the culmination of the QIPCO British Champions Series, this race day features the end-of-season championship races over 10f (The Champion Stakes), a mile (The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), 6f (Sprint Stakes), 2 miles (Long Distance Cup) as well as a Group 1 race for fillies and mares over 1m 4f.
Fortunately for readers of the Betting Insiders Club Members Report this particular raceday was extensively covered by Big Race trends/stats Guru Nick Hardman who has been making hay from these types of meetings all year long. The intuitive analysis is used to “narrow down the field” and provide a shortlist of likely contenders from which Nick makes his final selections which are shared on a dedicated thread in the Club’s community/forum. During 2015 these have produced just shy of 350 points profit so far which, given the ultra competitiveness of the events he is tackling, is a very commendable performance. Last weekend Nick’s selections included Tea In Transvaal (adv EW) – Won 14/1, Nearly Caught (adv EW 25/1) – Placed 12/1 and Digeanta (adv EW 25/1) – Won 16/1.
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As an avid researcher Nick often also contributes micro methods for our Research Corner content and recently he turned his attention away from the spotlight of the big jumps meetings such as Cheltenham and Aintree and took a closer look at a couple of the lessor tracks that hold plenty of fixtures. One of these was Britain’s newest turf track, Ffos Las which happens to be holding a meeting on Saturday and as such may slip under the radar given all the attention that Champions Day at Ascot will command.
From his findings he noted the impressive performance of one particular trainer who enjoyed their best season at the track so far in the last campaign.
Rebecca Curtis has been compiling an increasingly impressive record at the Welsh track and enjoyed her best season so far during the last campaign. Since 2013 she has sent out 29 winners from 107 runners at a strike rate of 27% for a level stakes profit of £38.93. In the 2014 – 2015 season (October to April) she saddled 14 winners from 40 runners at a fantastic 35% strike rate.
On Saturday the yard have 4 entries and whilst the level form they have achieved to date may not shout “got to be backed” it will be interesting to see if any attract support in the betting markets when the races are priced up later today.
The entries are as follows:-
Mister Chairman (14.35pm)
Minella On Line (15.50pm)
Wild Rover (16.20pm)
Gus Macrae (16.55pm)
In an interview for the ATR website the trainer listed Wild Rover as one to keep an eye on particularly when racing on good ground which is currently the forecast for the track on Saturday.
All that remains is to wish you a great weekend from the Betting Insiders team!
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Darren & Steve