Wednesday Track Specialists
Racingbase.com.au pinpoints the best jockeys & trainers to follow at each Australian racecourse in our Wednesday track specialist report.
The old adage of ‘horses for courses’ can also be applied to jockeys that excel at certain tracks, and trainers with a home ground advantage.
We pinpoint the best racecourse jockeys and trainers in our daily track specialists report.
Results based on trainer and jockey strike rates and Return On Investment (ROI) for punters throughout the 2019-2020 season.
BENDIGO TRACK SPECIALISTS
MICHAEL DEE is a clear standout among the Bendigo jockey ranks having booted home six winners and six placegetters from 23 rides. His winning strike rate is second to Luke Currie who is out injured, while Dee has also returned +87% ROI for Bendigo punters this season. Dee has three rides on Wednesday.
TONY & CALVIN MCEVOY have the best winning strike rate (30%) at Bendigo with seven winners and seven placegetters coming from 23 runners. A strong +37% ROI makes them the stable to stick with at Bendigo. They saddle up one runner at Bendigo.
CANTERBURY TRACK SPECIALISTS
ADAM HYERONIMUS has the strongest winning strike rate (27%) of any jockey with significant rides at Canterbury, while his ROI is second strongest at +54%. Only Glyn Schofield has returned a higher ROI (+177%) but that was from two big-priced winners coming from 22 rides – good luck catching him. Hyeronimus on the other hand is quite reliable and jumps aboard three Waterhouse/Bott runners on Wednesday.
JOHN THOMPSON has the strongest winning strike rate (38.5%) and ROI (+77%) making him a clear standout for trainers to follow at Canterbury. Just one runner for Thompson on Wednesday.
DOOMBEN TRACK SPECIALISTS
No jockeys with notable winning strike rate or positive ROI to follow at Doomben on Wednesday.
No trainer comes close to DAVID VANDYKE when it comes to strike rate and ROI at Doomben. Vandkye has racked up 14 winners and 10 placegetters for a win rate of 30% while his ROI is an astonishing +145%. Vandkye has three Doomben runners for Wednesday.
Race 6 No. 9 Iamican
Race 8 No. 6 Ottamae
Race 9 No. 3 Bering Sea
MOUNT GAMBIER TRACK SPECIALISTS
With limited meetings at Mount Gambier this season, data is quite restrictive.
Justin ‘Harry’ Potter is the Mount Gambier magician but has no rides on Wednesday. That leaves us with LACHLAN NEINDORF who has a 27% strike rate at the track and has returned a +45% ROI. Neindorf has some cracking chances among his six rides on Wednesday.
Local trainer DARRLY DODSON is the man to follow at Mount Gambier with four winners coming from just six starters. ROI is a massive +498%, and punters following Dodson have cleaned up this season. Dodson has two runners engaged on Wednesday with top SA hoop Kayla Crowther in the saddle.
ASCOT TRACK SPECIALISTS
William Pike has the strongest strike rate (26%) but has a negative ROI at -17%. No other riders with notable figures to follow at Ascot.
Stratham-based horseman CHRIS STELMACH only has a small team with most horses competing at Pinjarra and Belmont, but it’s worth paying attention when he takes them to Ascot. With three winners and three placegetters from 14 runners, Stelmach has returned a massive +296% ROI.