Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Emma Lavelle – Profile

The Emma Lavelle stable always looks to have a very solid profile surrounding it, and that has been backed up by the numbers over the past few seasons with her stable consistently delivering 28-30 winners per season at a 15 per cent strike rate. Those sorts of numbers have cemented Lavelle in the upper echelons of the countries jumping trainers.

The yard now boasts a stable strength of 66 for the season with the emphasis very much on youth – the average age of the horses is just five. Lavelle has plenty of ambition this year to improve on those seasonal totals and despite missing stable stars like Court In Motion and Bouggler through injury she remains optimistic. The horse racing betting tips reflect this.

The class horse within the stable is without doubt Tocca Ferro, he’s likely to be sidelined until the New Year and the plan is to have him ready for the Totesport Trophy in February. The trainer thinks he is well handicapped off a mark of 141 and doesn’t want to run him before that target in order not to damage that mark. If he were to win easily in that race then the Champion Hurdle would very much become the aim for this season. One thing is for sure he won’t be going chasing until next year and those more immediate targets have been taken on. Those who bet on racing should bear this in mind.

With there being so many young horses in the stable there is plenty of potential and it’s hard to single out any one or two horses bit Penny Max and Camas Bridge both look full of promise for the future. Penny max has done well over the summer and he looks a good prospect to go novice chasing and Lavelle has a novice handicap chase for him at Stratford mapped out. Camas Bridge was certainly an eye-catcher on his only run so far in a bumper and he came back from that run a sick horse. Since then he’s schooled really well at home and is very much one to look out for when he runs in novice hurdles over 2M4F.The stable profile has been consistent over the past few years, with this amount of talent at her disposal it’s easy to see Emma Lavelle improving on those numbers this National Hunt season.

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