The Racing Horse offers our powerful RACECOURSE TEMPLATE, RACING TRENDS and BETTING ADVICE for NEWBURY on Saturday 8th February 2020Newbury is left handed, galloping with few undulations and one of the fairest courses in the country, though its galloping nature does suit the big, long-striding type. The chase course is regarded as being fairly stiff, though a low casualty rate over the last five seasons contradicts such a view. The fact that many races don't feature big fields and/or aren't run at a strong pace possibly contributes to such a low figure, as does the generally better standard of horse on show. Leaders are rarely overhauled on the chase run-in for all it often looks as though they might be, especially from the elbow. It is considered by many to be the best dual purpose racecourse in the UK and is situated less than 20 miles away from Lambourn, the second biggest centre for training racehorses after Newmarket.
The Racecourse Templates are underpinned with RACING TRENDS. The profiling of races help sift the contenders from the pretenders and gives an overview of what type of entry combination are most likely to prosper. Equally, it reveals those carrying negative traits making it an essential tool/information for layers. Finally we offer our astute betting advice as part of a trilateral approach.
FAVOURITES NON-HANDICAP RACES (5 YEARS) HANDICAP RACES (5 YEARS) Hurdle: 42-85 for 49% (+2.06) 25-73 for 34% (+6.16) Chase: 12-31 for 39% (-8.48) 27-101 for 27% (-10.84) NHF: 8-28 for 29% (-6.67) 0-0 for - Total: 62-144 for 43% (-13.08) 52-174 for 30% (-4.68) TOP 5 TRAINERS at Newbury this season Nicky Henderson: 13 wins from 43 for 30% (+19.82) Philip Hobbs: 3 wins from 15 for 20% (-6.33) Paul Nicholls: 3 wins from 16 for 19% (-3.75) Richard Hobson: 2 wins from 2 for 100% (+3.45) Tom Lacey: 2 wins from 6 for 33% (+10.50) TOP 5 JOCKEYS at Newbury this season Nico de Boinville: 8 wins from 29 for 28% (+3.40) Harry Cobden: 4 wins from 18 for 22% (-1.75) Richard Johnson: 3 wins from 16 for 19% (+2.16) Barry Geraghty: 2 wins from 6 for 33% (-2.58) Ben Jones: 2 wins from 8 for 25% (+8.00)
Winning favourites in non-handicap hurdles at Newbury have really good figures showing 42-85 for 49% (+2.05) and even favourites in hurdling handicaps have above the national average winners also, so if we dismiss favourites on this fair galloping course we need to be careful.
Nicky Henderson and Nico de Boinville reign supreme at this course and February shows 7 winners from just 18 runners for a massive 39%. He sends 7 to Newbury today, some at big prices, and he also sends Daphne Du Clos to Uttoxeter and that could be another winner. Might outclass her rivals and whilst we have not nominated as a Pacafi we have backed her. At around even money she looks value, yes there is heavy ground to contend with but she has good form on soft.
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