2017-18 Mid Season Review

 National Hunt 2017-18 : mid season review

A statistical review of the season so far for Dodlands Steading is provided below.

 Season so far : 2017-18* win 2nd 3rd 4th other
Runs & results   1 3 0        1 10
In Percentage terms   6.7% 20% 0% 6.7% 66.6%

                                                                                            Total no. of horses that ran Chase winners Hurdles winners NH Flat winners
Individual horses      8 0 0 1

*  statistics from 1st August 2017 - 31st December 2017
** placed runner cover those of our horses in the first 4 in a race where there is prize money won

The particularly cold and wet spell endured during December had an adverse effect on our runners at the racecourse, as we have 4 or 5 ready to run early in the New Year that were prevented from running during that month.

In gauging the quality of performance achieved by the string, the Racing Post Ratings (RPR) are once again used as a benchmark. Taking an RPR of 100 to represent an average level of performance, the yard had 4 of our 8 horses who ran one or more performances at, or at a higher level than, an RPR of 100 during the first part of the season.
The table below lists each of these individual performances.

Horse Race Type Date RPR
Baby Ticker Handicap hurdle December 17 113
Paper Roses   Handicap hurdle December 17 116
    Handicap hurdle November 17 118+
Shades of Midnight   Novice chase November 17 123
Eternally Yours   NH Flat December 17 104+
    NH Flat November 17 103

Almost as noteworthy is the performance of a progressive mare (at a modest level) who achieved an eye-catching mark on her most recent run.

Horse Race Type Date RPR
Side of the Road   Handicap hurdle debut (off a mark of OR99) December 17 92

So, lost of room for improvement in the second half of the season then!

As always, many thanks to the team - Sarah B, Lisa, Callum, Pinky, Kingy, Murray plus our vet Sarah S, and Mrs W!
Thanks to all our owners too, it goes without saying none of this would be possible without you.   

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