Before I get stuck into the trends selections for this weekends big handicaps, be sure to download the FREE TraIner Track Stats Jumps Season 2018/19 bible. My good friend Matt Bisogno has put together an awesome list of trainers to follow along with a very informative video on how these stats were compiled and some exciting news on how you can track them automatically and a very special offer. £18k+ profit over the last 5 years at Betfair SP is something to be really interested in and I’ll be following 5es this over the jumps season combined with trends picks.
Onto Saturday’s trends, and one of the final big flat handicaps on Saturday, the Cambridgeshire where there is a clear trends qualifier, but before that let’s have a look at the two big handicaps at Haydock. There are also some Group races and you can always follow the trends here and shortlist them using GeeGeez Gold racecards, which you can subscribe to for just £1 for the first month.
Another nice priced 25/1 winner last weekend, let’s see if we can keep this good run going. I’ve taken a look at the trends for all the key handicaps on Saturday. All trends and analysis performed using GeeGeez Gold, get a 30-day trial for just £1 here.
Newbury 1:45 STYLEHUNTER 6/1 & BERINGER 12/1
Ayr 2:00 MIKMAK 12/1
Ayr 2:40 DAKOTA GOLD 9/1 & PRIVATE MATTER 25/1
Ayr 3:50 SUMMERGHAND 33/1
The Ayr Gold Cup posed a slight conundrum, weeded it down to 4 horses, Ice Age, Kimberella, Summerghand and Golden Apollo but then we have a conundrum due to none of them hitting both of these 10/16 trends -:
10/16 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
10/16 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
So in this instance, we look at the next lot of trends down, where only the 5-year old Summerghand hits -:
9/16 – Rated 90-100
9/16 – Came from a double-figure stall
9/16 – Had raced at Ayr before
it would not surprise me to see Golden Apollo run well if there is a low draw bias, especially as it’s the right age, has raced at Ayr and is in the right ratings band so could be worth a win cover.
No trends for today’s Bronze Cup but I do like Hanagan on a front-runner and they outperform in this race, so GABRIAL THE DEVIL at 10/1 can go well. Best of luck with your bets.
Before we get into the main event, I ran the trends for the Strensall but it was hard to split between Ghostwatch, Coolongolook and Candidate – all 3 are worthy of closer inspection. I'm liking the 16/1 about GHOSTWATCH for Godolphin with Buick perhaps able to take advantage of stall 1. Looks worth an e/w wager at those odds.
The Ebor is much more straightforward, only one strong selection with WHISKEY SOUR who represents a solid each-way bet at 9/1 for Mullins and Buick. Hits all the key trends where none of his other rivals do.
These were easy to find using GeeGeez Trends and their Gold Racecards – took less than 10 minutes. There have been a number of updates to GeeGeez since I've been away travelling, read all about the awesome new features here.
I am in Thailand at the moment, enjoying spending my winnings from a few big-priced trends winners this season and from the last decade of betting. I had a spare 15 minutes so took a look at the Golden Jubilee and Wokingham Stakes this Saturday using the trends elimination method and GeeGeez Gold racecards. It took me 15 minutes and here they are.
This will be the last trends post for a while as I am off travelling for a few months. However, I have outlined how I do the elimination method with the GeeGeez Trendsand Racecards, so you can do them yourself to arrive at selections within a few minutes. I've done a brief video below showing how quickly you can shortlist contenders.