SIR MICHAEL STOUTE: The Stoute camp have been firing in plenty of winners this month and are now sitting pretty with 51 successes for the current season. That’s just 18 shy of their 2012 tally and with Goodwood a track they like to farm winners at then it will be a huge shock if they can’t get on the score sheet at least a few times. Look for any 2 year-olds they run as they are 2 from 6 in that age bracket, but the bulk of their Goodwood winners have been with their 3 year-olds (18 from 67, 27%). Taking a quick glance at their entries they’ve got bundles, so look for any races they’ve targeted with success in the past before – that’s always a good starting point.
5 Year Goodwood Track Stats: 25 winners from 104, 24% strike-rate)
ROGER CHARLTON: Another stable riding high at present with 6 winners from their last 15 runners – that puts them on 23 for the campaign. They generally get between 35-50 winners in a season these days, so we can expect a fair few more winners as the year moves on. Goodwood has been a lucky track for them in recent years with 12 winners from their last 48 sent to post (25%), while they also boast an impressive +£35 level stakes profit there too. They are 1 from 4 with their juveniles, 5 from 24 with their 3 year-olds and a decent 6 from 20 (30%) with their older horses at the venue. Plenty entered so keep an eye on the ones that actually make the final line-ups.
5 Year Goodwood Track Stats: 12 winners from 48, 25% strike-rate)
ALAN JARVIS: Not one of the bigger yards, but certainly one to look out for this week. Being they are not one of the more fashionable stables they we might get a bit more value around their horses too. They’ve only had 7 winners in 2013 so far, but if recent seasons are anything to go on they generally only get around 20 anyway. In the last 5 seasons they are showing a +£39 level stakes profit with their Goodwood runners and are 5 from 24 (21%) – especially note any 3 year-olds they run as they are 3-from-9 (33%) in that age group at the course. At the moment they’ve got 4 entered across the meeting.
5 Year Goodwood Track Stats: 5 winners from 24, 21% strike-rate)
MICK CHANNON: With 43 winners this season they are ticking along, but, that said, those winners have come from a staggering 497 runners and that’s only a 9% strike-rate. Since 2002 they’ve fired in between 90-100+ winners so there should be more to come, but it might not be this week at Goodwood. Why? Well this big yard don’t have the best of records at the track. In the last 5 seasons the are just 12 from 253 (5%) and are 0 from 50 with their 2 year-olds as well. Bundles of entries but with figures like those you might want to think twice before siding with their runners there this week.
5 Year Goodwood Track Stats: 12 winners from 253, 5% strike-rate)
MICHAEL BELL: After a very slow start to the year the Bell horses seem to be back on track. They’ve had plenty of winners and placed runners in the last few weeks and will be hoping to continue that form into Goodwood this week. They are now on 26 winners for the term, about half of what they normally achieve, but with just 1 Goodwood winner from their last 53 sent to post (2%) then tit’s not been the best of stomping grounds for them.
5 Year Goodwood Track Stats: 1 winners from 53, 2% strike-rate)
RICHARD FAHEY: The final big name to potentially be a bit wary of this week is Richard Fahey. Yes, another very powerful yard and with 94 winners and over £1.4m in total prize money already banked this season then things are looking good. However, with just 4 (yes 4) winners at the track from their last 112 runners then that’s hardly an impressive strike-rate. 3 of those 4 winners came with their older horses, but they are just 1 from 22 with their juveniles at the track. Again bundles of entries to look out for, and based on those recent figures there might be a few worth taking on if the prices allow.
5 Year Goodwood Track Stats: 4 winners from 112, 4% strike-rate)
Note: All stats correct 29th July 2013
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