Ralph Beckett & Charles Hills – Micro Angles

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Something a little different this week, with these micro angles as I look at two trainers who do well with certain types of runners at Newmarket & Haydock respectively.

Ralph Beckett – Newmarket’s July Course

Trainer Ralph Beckett has an excellent win strike rate at Newmarket’s July course with his three-year-olds running in handicaps. Since 2014 he has had –

11 winners from 31 runners

35% Strike Rate

+12.62 Profit

A/E 1.74

13 placed for a 42% strike rate

That can be improved by looking at such runners with the following:

Race Distance: 1m 2f+
Headgear: None

9 winners from 12 runners

75% Strike Rate

+23.37 Profit

A/E 2.79

9 placed for a 75% strike rate

N.B. Ralph Beckett three-year-old handicappers, not wearing headgear and racing over a distance of 1m 2f+.

Charles Hills Handicap Debutants – Haydock

Trainer Charlie Hills seems to like to send his handicap debutants to Haydock. Since 2014 he has had –

4 winners from 10 winner

40% Strike Rate

+20.12 Profit

A/E 1.85

6 placed for a 60% strike rate

N.B. Charles Hills handicap debutants at Haydock.

Granted we are dealing with small sample’s, unlike the Saeed Bin Suroor one which has the ideal sample size. But they are interesting nonetheless and there will hopefully be a runner or two from the above, as both tracks host meetings on Friday & Saturday.

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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