Micro-Angles – Autumn Horses

Silsol – Paul Nicholls – The 8-year-old hasn’t been the easiest horse to keep sound but he has been well placed by his trainer having had, over jumps –

8 wins from 19 runs 42% +28.32 15 placed 79%

Strike Rate 42% +28.32 15 placed 79%

SP Profit +28.32 15 placed 79%

15 placed 79%

Place Strike Rate 79%

October/November has been his best months having had

4 wins from 5 runs

SP Profit +23.75

4 placed, he is also 3 wins from 3 runs + 23.00

when racing 121 to 365 days since his last start.

He hasn’t raced since making a winning seasonal return in the Grade 2 West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby last October at the Charlie Hall meeting. He will be one to be with if he does show up for that race this year.

Baron Alco – Gary Moore – A useful 140 rated handicap hurdler went novice chasing last year winning twice at Plumpton before finishing the season with an excellent second to Road to Respect in a valuable 2m 5f handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival. That run shows you cant just pigeonhole the 6-year-old as an October to December horse although he has had 5 wins from 9 runs 8 placed in those months.

He has won on his seasonal reappearance in 2014 & 2015 and was third in 2016. He is 3 wins from 6 runs on soft ground with form figures of 31212 – 3 wins from 11 runs on all other going – hat said he has won twice on good ground and his Cheltenham second was also on a sound surface.

He can go well first time up but will surely land a nice handicap chase this season at around 2m 5f, hopefully before the year is out.

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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