Finding Racecourse Specialists
So we are after runners with a good strike rate or chance of
winning and one method of finding these would be to use the
'Racecourse Specialists' area which lists all the top Horses,
Jockeys, Trainers and Sires at each racecourse.
racecourse specialists are available online and also as a Excel
file which you can download, you can also search the course
specialists list directly for runners by going to Search Today's
Some punters swear by course specialists and why shouldnâ€™t
they, after all they have the proven form and its not only the
horses that do well at certain courses but also jockeys and
As we all know trainers are creatures of habit and once they
have their winning formula the recipe does not tend to change
and this is where the astute punter can gain an edge.
Knowing the strike rate is all well and good providing that
there are enough runs but this is not always the case and that
is why we also show the number of times that the horse, trainer
jockey and sires have filled the first three places.
In the example image below we have chosen sire specialists
for today's meeting at Brighton which displays both the
specialists name (which in this case is the sire) and horse name
along with the race meeting. The race meeting is hyperlinked so
all you need to do is click and it takes you right to the
A horse may have had one win from seven starts at a
particular course which is not a great strike rate but if we
also know that it finished in the first three on all the other
starts then this is useful. It tells us that its not far away when running at the course
and therefore can often go in a very good odds, where as if it
has a good strike rate everyone knows it and the starting price
may not be so good.
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