Hot and Cold Trainers and Trainer Jockey Combinations
Hot and Cold Trainers
It’s no surprise that the best winning trainers get the best horses but just like in any sport success may come in streaks.
As you follow this feature over a period of time, you’ll start to see many of the same trainers are always popping up as Hot or Cold. By restricting your play to horses by trainers that win at 15% or better and eliminating any horses (especially low-odds horses) from barns that win at 5% or lower, you will start winning at a higher percentage and will probably see an increase in your bottom line.
Hot and Cold Jockey Trainer Combinations
It is true that the top jockeys tend to get to ride the top horses. Trainers with the most successful horses will often seek out the services of the most successful jockeys. Additionally, oftentimes when a trainer is serious about his horse’s chances, he’ll employ one of his favorite riders. The trainer/jockey stat illustrates the success rate of the jockey and trainer over the past 3 months.
When you check this list you’ll often see a trainer that is hot with a certain jockey, but cold with another. This may be an indication that he uses one jockey on his ‘live’ mounts, while he uses the other rider when his horse is just in for the exercise. Obviously, you can raise your win percentage by focusing your betting on hot trainers and jockeys, while avoiding those trainer/jockey combos that just aren’t winning.