Micro-Angles – Weekend Trainer Track Stats

Cheltenham International Meeting

I will begin with some trainer stats from Cheltenham’s International Meeting. The figures for the meeting are from 2012 to 2016 and consist of 70 winners from 618 runners 174 placed.

Below are the top five trainers in terms of the number of winners, two notable trainers with negative records at this festival and three interesting trainers whose runners are worth noting.

The top four trainers in terms of winners are 28 winners from 147 runners 56 placed. They have won 40% of the races at the meeting from just 24% of the runners –

Paul Nicholls –

9 winners from 51 runners

Strike Rate 18%

SP Profit +4.92

A/E 0.95

18 placed

Place Strike Rate 35%

Nigel Twiston-Davies –

7 winners from 39 runners

SP Loss -15.52

A/E 1.28

12 placed

Place Strike Rate 31%

Jonjo O’Neill –

6 winners from 21 runners

Strike Rate 29%

SP Profit +41.58

A/E 1.75

8 placed

Place Strike Rate 38%

Philip Hobbs –

6 winners from 36 runners

Strike Rate 17%

SP Profit +22.57

A/E 0.94

18 placed

Place Strike Rate 50%

Willie Mullins –

0 wins from 9 runners

SP Loss -9

2 placed

Place Strike Rate 22%

Kim Bailey –

0 wins from 9 runners

SP Loss -9

1 placed

Place Strike Rate 11%

Martin Keighley –

3 winners from 10 runners

Strike Rate 30%

SP Profit +25

A/E 2.88

5 placed

Place Strike Rate 50%

Venetia Williams –

3 winners from 17 runners

Strike Rate 18%

SP Profit +26

A/E 1.69

6 placed

Place Strike Rate 35%

Evan Williams –

3 winners from 19 runners

Strike Rate 16%

SP Profit +38

A/E 1.65

6 placed

Place Strike Rate 32%

Jonjo O’Neill’s profit figures are very good and his runners are performing 75% better than the market expects.

Willie Mullins hasn’t saddled a winner at this meeting in the past 5 seasons.

Be lucky,


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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