Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Softly Softly !

The chances are its going to end up soft tomorrow at Catterick and the Class 4 5f Handicap looks between Equuleus Pictor, Lucky Numbers, Le Toreardor and Mullglen who all look capable of going well on their day. Equuleus Pictor may get the going that he thrives on and if he does he is potentially well handicapped, so a watching brief on the going report is recommended. Likewise Lucky Numbers thrives on soft and he has been running well of late and is reunited with top apprentice James Sullivan who takes off a valuable 5lb. Mullglen has also been consistent of late and his stable remains in good form.

On a completely different note an interesting stat I noticed last night when going through Jockey form was the record of Adrian Nicholls this season in Sellers and Claimers.
He's ridden 32 winners in total in 2010 as follows :-
Sellers and Claimers 20-41
All other races 12-126
That makes him potentially very interesting in that type of race. I dont know whether he's set about doing that or its just by chance but its a good stat to know.


  1. I've looked back at Adrian Nicholls stats on the RP site and he's got an exceptional strike-rate in non-handicap races going back over the past 3 seasons. This is no flash in the pan! Well spotted.

  2. Well we didnt have to wait long for a winner from Adrian Nicholls when he won this afternoons Claimer at 11/4 ! Hope you were all on.

    Also regular followers of this blog will Know when I mention a Paul Green runner then you should sit up and take note and Lucky Numbers won again for the 2nd time this season with his favoured cut in the ground.