Trainer And Jockey Of The Week 21/01/19

Flat Trainer of the Week

Archie Watson – Flat Trainer of the Week

The best flat trainer of the week for the first time this month is Archie Watson. The trainer had a brilliant week over the last seven days winning top trainer of the week and managed to grab a total of 4 winners from 13 runners across Great Britain and Ireland gaining a 31 percent strike rate for his runners of the week which is the highest to date.

With this, out of his 13 runners last week all 9 of them went on to place, this is an outstanding record and equals out at a strike rate of 69 percent of his runs were in the top one, two or three depending on the runners.

Watson is a trainer bang in form and has been brilliant all season but this week is his first time for a long time being top of the leaderboard. He is one to keep an eye out for over the coming weeks with plenty of newcomers and a lot of frequent runners across various racecourses in the off season on the all weather.

Jumps Trainer of the Week

Gordon Elliott – Jumps Trainer of the Week

The best jumps trainer of the week is Gordon Elliott for the third week in a row. The Irishman had a brilliant week over the last seven days winning top trainer of the week and managed to grab a total of 6 winners from 30 runners across Great Britain and Ireland gaining a 20 percent strike rate for his runners of the week.

With this, out of his 30 runners last week 11 of them went on to place, this is an outstanding record and equals out at a strike rate of 37 percent of his runs were in the top one, two or three depending on the runners.

The Gigginstown number one trainer is bang in form and is unleashing some of his big guns ready for the Cheltenham Festival. He is one keep an eye out for over the coming weeks with entries in big races mostly in Ireland over the jumps and he is having a fine season.

Flat Jockey of the Week

Adam Kirby – Flat Jockey of the Week

The best flat jockey of the week was Adam Kirby. The Englishman had a brilliant week over the last seven days winning top jockey of the week and managed to grab a total of 7 winners from 28 rides across Great Britain and Ireland gaining a 25 percent strike rate for his runners of the week.

With this out of his 28 rides last week 13 of them went on to place, this is an outstanding record and equals out at a strike rate of 46 percent of his runs were in the top one, two or three depending on the runners.

Kirby is a jockey bang in form on the all weather and was clear of the other jockeys this week by having one more winner than every other jockey in contention. He is one to keep an eye out for over the coming weeks with entries in England.

Jumps Jockey of the Week

Richard Johnson – Jumps Jockey of the Week

The best jumps jockey of the week is the Champion Jockey Richard Johnson. The jockey had a brilliant week over the last seven days winning top jockey of the week and managed to grab a total of 6 winners from 16 rides across Great Britain and Ireland gaining a 37.5 percent strike rate for his runners of the week.

With this, out of his 16 rides last week 8 of them went on to place, this is an outstanding record and equals out at a strike rate of 50 percent of his runs were in the top one, two or three depending on the runners.

Johnson is a rider bang in form and over the weekend did really well. He is one to keep an eye out for over the coming weeks with entries in big races just as the jumps season is getting towards the nitty gritty.

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