As far as potent partnerships go the Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty axis is right up there, especially if we focus solely on their runners at Ascot.
This is the record of the partnership at the Berkshire track since 2008 –
30/77 | 39% S/R | +£22.48 BFLPS – Win & Place 46/77 | 60% S/R
An almost 40% S/R is one hefty figure, particularly when we consider that it is a more than reasonable sample size to work with.
If we look at Henderson’s overall strike-rate at the track in the same time-frame (all jockeys included) then we see a significant drop-off in the strike-rates –
51/174 | 29% S/R | +£15.75 BFLSP – Win & Place 86/174 | 49% S/R
Clearly these are still impressive figures but it also gives a firm indication that it is Geraghty who has the ‘magical touch’ when it comes to the Henderson horses at Ascot.
Interestingly if we look at November in isolation then we find an even better S/R figure for the partnership –
12/24 | 50% S/R | +£13.14 BFLSP – Win & Place 15/24 | 63% S/R
Paul Nicholls has been hogging the headlines at the start of this campaign but I would expect Henderson to start hitting back sooner rather than later and Ascot seems like as good a place as any to start!
*Figures have been sourced from the excellent Proform Database
Ben – (NTF)