5 things you didn't know about the Wokingham

June 20th, 2013


Country of Breeding

British Bred horses have not been having a good time overall with 5 winners from the last 16 renewals from 205 runners.  This is 30% below expectations. Horses Bred anywhere else have a record of 11 wins from 16 renewals from nearly the same amount of runners (211) and are running 40% above expectations. It is notable that USA Breds have done well from a small sample with 2 winners from 35 runners (both since 2008) and are represented today by York Glory and  Bapak Chinta.    


The front 4 in the market have won 11 of the last 16 renewals from 70 runners. This is 46% above expectations. All 11 were no greater than 14/1. Horses currently at the front of the market are :-  Duke Of Firenze, Rex Imperator, Gabriels Lad, Nocturn, Hitchens, Ladyship, York Glory.    

Last Time Out Finishing Position

Horses which won last time out are currently under performing by around 17% (understandably the price will be shorter on horses with a win LTO). They have won just 3 of the last 16 renewals from 72 runners. The better performers are those which finished 2nd or 3rd last time out, which combined have won 9 of the last 16 renewals from 93 runners and would have returned a £60 profit to a £1 level stake at SP.  This bunch are performing 108% above expectations. The qualifiers today are :- Royal Rock, Dinkum Diamond, York Glory, Rex Imperator, Gabriel's Lad, Prodigality, Glass Office and Poole Harbour (res).    


Low draws have held sway in the last 16 renewals with with stalls 1 to 6 having a particularly good win and place record of 5 wins and 10 placed horses from 90 runners.  This is 59% above expectations. The 6 lowest drawn horses are :- Royal Rock, Hitchens, Palace Moon, Mass Rally, Boomerang Bob, Secret Witness and Yeeoow (res).    


4 and 5 year olds have the best record winning 12 of the last 16 renewals, which is 24% above expectations. The poorest group are horses aged 7 and older who have won just 1 renewal from 80 runners. Negative horses aged 7 and over running today are :- Regal Parade, Royal Rock, Ancient Cross, Hitchens, Palace Moon, Zero Money and Secret Witness.