Stat of the Day, 11th June 2015
A nice win for Ian’s Memory at Kempton on Wednesday evening got us back in front for the week as he benefited from an excellent ride from Richard Hughes.
He travelled really well thorughout and although he had to do a bit of work a furlong out, always seems to have plenty in hand and could well have won by much more than the official half length reported in what was the fastest run race of the meeting.
One last bonus came in the form of us taking 7/2 about a 9/4 winner, which is always pleasant. I’ll now be looking for more success in Thursday’s…
A Class 3, 4yo+ handicap over 6f on Good to Firm ground, where I’ve just taken 3/1 BOG about Yeeoow, who Joey Haynes will ride for Karl Burke.
The Burke runners may not have been plentiful over the last few years, but there’s definitely a case for quality over quantity and with just 42 runners here since the start of the 2011 season, their horsebox is hardly a standing fixture at this venue. In fairness, though, they do have plenty of courses nearer to their North Yorkshire base!
Of those 42 Burke (Mr & Mrs) runners here at Nottingham there has been 15 winners (35.7% SR) for 48.2pts (+114.8% ROI) profit, ensuring they’ve not had wasted journeys. Those sent off in the 7/4 to 15/2 price range are an impressive 13 from 27 (48.2% SR) for an equally impressive 37.6pts profit at an ROI of 139.1%.
Talented rising star Joey Haynes takes the ride today and he certainly has got the “feel” of this track, managing to win on five of his 18 rides here (27.8% SR) to date, generating level stakes profits of 41.3pts (+229.5% ROI) in the process.
Joey’s also becoming a regular rider on the Burke horses, winning regularly too! So far he has ridden 41 winners from 240 attempts for the yard, with that 17.1% strike rate generating profits of 168.1pts (+70.1% ROI) profit, of which the 6f runners are 10/47 (21.3% SR) for 135.8pts (+289% ROI) and in 6f handicaps, they are 8/35 (22.9% SR) for 66.4pts (+189.8% ROI).
Here at Nottingham, Joey is 3/7 (42.9% SR) for 26.2pts (+374% ROI) on the Burke string with 2 winners from the 3 sub-4/1 runners (+6.4pts).
Yeeoow was a winner at Pontefract over 6f last time out despite being blocked off on his run and being short of room, the 3lb rise in weight for hat win isn’t excessive in my opinion and Joey’s claim takes the penalty away anyway!
Prior to that win at Ponty, Yeeoow was a good 3rd in a decent Class 2 contest, finishing just two lengths behind the winner Out Do, who subsequently won again next time out, before finishing 2nd in the Achilles Stakes (Listed) at Haydock 12 days ago. I’m not suggesting Yeeoow is of that calibre, but to push such a decent horse that lcose, suggests he might still have more to offer here.
Yeeoow will enjoy the quicker gorund, he’s 2/8 on good to firm, he has won 6 times at this trip and he’s 3/9 when priced below 4/1.
All in all, Yeeoow looks a solid propostion and the general consensus in the marketplace is that he’s a 3/1 BOG shot, so take your pick of the bookies by…
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