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Jockeys

Jockeys - easy targets - some time correctly so - but generally not - they get blamed for poor runs but rarely are they blamed for good runs ?

Watching tonight the interview with M Johnston's wife commenting on Kings and Queens who despite having an automatic 6lb penalty - when in reality they knew that it should have been looking forward to a 14lb penalty - due to the massively effective win LTO - the commentator asked her " well done , how will it cope with another 6lb rise " she pointed out, that, it was still within what what the horse should really have had on the Lbs to Lengths LTO - Kings and Queens was odds on all day and duly trotted up as expected

So was the jockey at fault for winning to far in front ? thereby exposing the horse and cutting the odds so much so that to be valueless for most punters the jockey tonight put the horse to sleep and had to chase him up in order to win - could be a class horse that they were protecting the price of
 
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@Chesham - but did they need or I should say did they want the jockey to let the secret out . @arkle55 interesting comment as we know Prescotts are particularly well placed so perhaps an intelligent jockey is not necessarily the jockey with the best strike rate - should we looking for jockeys that dont place followed up by winning jockeys
 
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@Chesham - but did they need or I should say did they want the jockey to let the secret out . @arkle55 interesting comment as we know Prescotts are particularly well placed so perhaps an intelligent jockey is not necessarily the jockey with the best strike rate - should we looking for jockeys that dont place followed up by winning jockeys
Hi Mark

If the horses BHA Rating is too low they cannot get the horse into the bigger prize money handicap as the horse will find itself balloted out. However, they do need to get experience into the horse in preparation for the bigger prize, hence the wide margin wins in this case
 
Hi Mark

If the horses BHA Rating is too low they cannot get the horse into the bigger prize money handicap as the horse will find itself balloted out. However, they do need to get experience into the horse in preparation for the bigger prize, hence the wide margin wins in this case
Been sleeping on this - not normally where I play as generally looking for horses on a downward path and came to similar conclusion - ie that they have to ramp up the OR for a future career - so its generally youngsters that will be highlighted by the idea ? - I was just now looking at trying to find away to look at horse's career - with same trainer - through jockeys rides to see if any patterns emerged.
 
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