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Al Shaqab Racing Angle

The Qatar based Al Shaqab Racing is an operation clearly set up to have runners and of course winners in the best races. Today’s micro angle looks at their runners in UK Group races only. The utility of this angle is once again its real simplicity and given there will be plenty of runners for the team over the final months of the season there should be a good few qualifiers to get stuck into. Here are the qualifying criteria and results since 2014:

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
Race Class: UK Group 1, 2 or 3 only

Since April 2014 they have had –

25 winners from 88 bets

Strike Rate 28%

+85.31 (SP profit to £1 stake)

A/E 1.53

40 placed

Place Strike Rate 46%

with such runners.

Indeed the last 50 runners have yielded 15 winners from 50 runners for 30% strike rate and a +63.38 points profit to SP. The  A/E was 1.71. 

I expect this angle, to continue to be profitable at least in the short term and provide us with a nice return on investment.

John Burke

I have a MA in International Politics and having spent a number of years working in political campaigning but I eventually I realised that politics was not the world where I wanted to work I had been interested in horse racing since the late 1980s but in the early years I was merely just betting and watching racing like most people as a bit of fun and a hobby, then the hobby becomes a passion and that’s what happened to me with horse racing. I soon realised that to make money from my hobby I had to learn as much as I could about the sport and betting in general. The whole process took time but after a number of successful years of betting, I decided in 2011 to take the plunge, gave up my full time day job and decided to bet on horse racing as a part time business and I haven’t looked back since. I like to specialise in the better class of races and I love to solve the puzzles posed by big field handicaps the latter races often provide punters with great value betting opportunities. Whilst most of my time is spent reviewing previous races I like to keep things as simple as possible as even the biggest field handicaps can usually be pruned down to half a dozen strong contenders with the right sort of approach.
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