I'm just catching up with my Racing Ahead magazine (available in all good newsagents).
One of the features I like to keep an eye on is the jockeys and trainers performance tables for the upcoming month.
This month the trainer table tells me that the top three trainers in September since 2003 are…
Twiston Davies, N 29% strike rate
Nicholls, P 26% strike rate
Henderson N 26% strike rate
The first interesting thing about this top 3, is that they are all National Hunt trainers and we're not in the main National Hunt season.
The second thing is the number of bets, over the 10 years…
Twiston Davies, N 253 runners
Nicholls, P 47 runners
Henderson N 50 runners
and finally the profit to £1 level stakes…
Twiston Davies, N £70.21 profit
Nicholls, P £5.69 loss
Henderson N £13.08 profit
There are many other profitable trainers in the list and we'll look closer at them another day, but for now let's keep an eye on Nigel Twiston Davies runners this month.
He has nothing today, but 3 entries tomorrow.
Goodwood 4.40 Special Fighter – win bet – 6/1 Bet 365