DAVID BARRON: His horses have been in decent form of late and that’s a good sign ahead of this week’s Newmarket July Meeting as this is a track this North Yorkshire-based yard like to have winners at. So far in 2013 they are doing very well with their 2 year-olds (4 winners from 18), and also their 3 year-olds (16 winners from 70), while with 33 successes in total they need just 17 more winners to better their 2012 tally of 50 winners (71 in 2003 was their best yet). If you drill into their Newmarket (July) course stats then it’s their 3 year-old we need to focus on with 4 of their last 14 (29%) winners coming in that age bracket. They’ve got plenty entered at this stage, but Pearl Secret, ,who hopefully runs in the July Cup on Saturday, looks a leading player, especially after his recent third in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.
Newmarket Track Stats (5 winners from his last 25 runners, 20% strike-rate)
JEREMY NOSEDA: The form of their horses overall at the moment is a bit in question with plenty of placed runners but just one winner at Windsor on Monday night. However, they will be hoping to turn that around at a course they normally do well at this week. So far this season they’ve sent out 24 winners from just 109 runners so this selective yard are showing a decent strike-rate, but they really do need to fire in some big race winners with just £170k banked so far in total prize money. Looking at their Newmarket (July) age track stats they actually do well across the board with and 18% strike-rate with their 2 year-olds, 25% with their 3 year-olds and 26% record with their older horses – suggesting anything they do run this week, regardless of their slightly poor recent form, should be noted. At this stage they’ve got Grandeur (Thurs) and Fantastic Moon (Thurs) entered to run.
Newmarket Track Stats (17 winners from his last 75 runners, 23% strike-rate)
SAEED BIN SUROOR: After all the early season troubles surrounding the Godolphin camp the Saeed Bin Suroor team are ticking along nicely with 38 winners and just over £550k in total prize money banked. They’ve had ten 2 year-old winners too from just 45 sent to post so that bodes well for the future, with over half of their juvenile runners actually finishing fourth or better. Staying with their 2 year-olds as if they do run any this week they really do take notice – they are 16 from 53 (30%) at the track. They also do fairly well with their 3 year-olds (24%), but if there is a word of caution it’s with their older horses as they are just 3 from 39 (8%). Plenty entered, so we’ll just have to see across the 3 days which ones actually make it to post.
Newmarket Track Stats (29 winners from his last 134 runners, 22% strike-rate)
GEORGE BAKER: They’ve fired in a few winners of late so at least we know their horses head to HQ this week in decent form. Look for any money in the market too as 3 of their last 5 to be sent off favourite have won too. With just 12 winners from just over 100+ runners then their overall strike-rate needs a bit of a shot in the arm, but over the last 5 seasons they’ve not done too badly at this track. They are 2 from 4 (50%) with their older horses, and are also showing a 50% record with their juveniles, albeit being just 1 from 2. The only downside at this stage is that Boomshakerlacker, on Thurs, might be their only runner.
Newmarket Track Stats (3 winners from his last 12 runners, 25% strike-rate)
TOM DASCOMBE: Another yard that has been going well at present, but be warned as the Newmarket July course has not been a happy stomping ground for them in recent years. They’ve not had a single winner from their last 29 runners at the course so they will be hoping to improve those figures there this week. With 28 winners so far in 2013 they are doing well but really if they want to kick on again this term they will need to get going soon as they’ve 79 to beat from last season. They’ve done by far the best with their 3 year-olds with a current 20% strike-rate, but they are 0-from 11 with that age group at the July course. It looks like they’ve got some decent 2 year-olds coming through again this season with well over half of their 51 juvenile runners finishing fourth or better so far, but like are also poor here being 0 from 15.
Newmarket Track Stats (0 winners from his last 29 runners, 0% strike-rate)
WILLIE MUSSON: Having a poor season with just 4 winners from over 70 runners and with just 2 successes here at the July course in the last 5 seasons then it’s hard to see that figure getting any better this week. Those 2 winners came with their older horses, but are still 2 from 35 in that age bracket at the track. At this stage of the week they’ve got just three entered – Rocket Rob, Common Touch and Rustic Deacon.
Newmarket Track Stats (2 winners from his last 49 runners, 4% strike-rate)
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