Whose idea was it? Come on, own up. To extricate me from 29 degrees centigrade and drop me in a place where the monkeys are made of brass. It’s fecking cold ! I am in the Land of Matt Le Tissier and Heather Watson for Christmas and the New Year.
I will be on Uncle Duty for 3 weeks. Thankfully the Nephews and Neices are no longer ankle-biters so I get an easier time of it.
I thought this week I’d look at Boxing Day racing singularly, over the last 10 years.
How do mince-pie fuelled jockeys and horses perform on this one day of racing.
Favourites in the last 10 years have performed superbly to Industry SP at these courses
- Punchestown – 44.23 points profit 32% R.O.I
- Aintree – 25.4 points profit .48.85% R.O.I
- Towcester – 20.09 points profit. 18.43% R.O.I
- Kempton – 19.33 points profit. 16.52% R.O.I
- Ayr – 15.91 points profit. 41.86% R.O.I
And for the layers….
- Sandown – 23.5 points profit laying favourites .18.08 R.O.I
- Wetherby – 22.05 points profit – 13.44 R.O.I
- Kelso – 18.68 points profit – 20.53 R.O.I
- Cheltenham – 14.35 points profit – 9.44 R.O.I
- Exeter – 14.18 points profit – 10.82 R.O.I
Trainers to follow this Boxing Day?
The top 3 trainers for the backers in the last 10 years are
- Nicky Henderson – 41 point profit ISP
- Venetia Williams – 20 points profit ISP
- Richard Lee – 16.73 points profit ISP
- Henry De Bromhead – 14.03 points profit ISP
And trainers to lay on Boxing Day?
- Alan King – 44 points profit
- Gordon Elliott – 17.35 points profit
- Tom George – 14.05 points profit
2 big names falling flat in the last 10 years at Boxing Day!
And which jockeys are staying clear of the Matchmakers, Mince Pies, Christmas Cake, and Mulled Wine on Christmas Day?
- C Deutsch – 16.95 points profit
- Felix de Giles – 15.75 points profit
- Philip Enright – 14.07 points profit
- S Bowen ; Andrew Tinkler , Timmy Murphy, 12 points profit
Which jockeys are layable?
- Brian Hughes, Wayne Huchinson, and Adam Wedge are the 3 to lay.
So this Boxing Day, note the best and worst courses.