Micro-Angles – Horses To Follow

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One For Harry, trained by Nicky Richards, is a horse worth noting in the coming weeks. He might be a 9-year-old now but I think there is a still a handicap hurdle in him on the northern tracks when gets his optimum conditions.

His career record is –

7 wins from 33 runs

Strike Rate 21%

SP Profit +17.63

12 placed

Place Strike Rate 36%

but if you focus in on his record in handicap hurdles, between November & January, racing on good-to-soft, soft or heavy going, his record is –

6 wins from 15 runs

Strike Rate 40%

SP Profit +33.25

7 placed

Place Strike Rate 47%.

Even better if you add in his runs at 2m 4 ½ f & under as his record is –

6 wins from 9 runs

Strike Rate 67%

SP Profit +39.25

It’s worth noting that he won on his seasonal reappearance in 2014 & 2015 but he pulled up last year. He starts this campaign 2lb higher than for his last win at Wetherby, a track he is 2 from 2 at.

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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