5 things you didn't know about Royal AscotJune 12th, 2013
A Trainer to Follow
John Gosden has trained 28 winners from 207 runners for a 13.53% strike rate and a profit of £19.45 to a £1 stake at SP. The expected winners from this group is 19.03, so 28 winners is 47% above expectations. A quarter of these winners have come in the last two Royal Ascots, so that's 7 winners from 31 runners in the last two years.
Aussie's Raiding the Classy Races
Australian Bred runners are building up a excellent record at Royal Ascot in Group and Listed races with 8 winners from 37 runners since 2003. They are winning 62% more races than expected and are worth keeping on the right side of.
Fresh Legs for the Handicaps
In the handicaps at Royal Ascot horses running of the back of just 2 runs in the last 3 months have won 20% more of the handicaps than expected.
Penalty Carriers in Handicaps
Horses carrying a penalty in handicaps have a decent record at Royal Ascot winning 61% more races than expected with 8 winners since 1997 from 109 runners.
Non Handicap Combo
Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes have won 14 non handicap races at Royal Ascot since 1997 from 98 runners. This is 46% above expectations and produced a profit of £18.58 to a £1 bet at SP.