Charles Town: Latest jockey ratings through June 20
Arnaldo Bocachica. Photo by The Racing Biz.
by Chelsea Lowman
There have been some changes in the jockey colony at Charles Town over the past couple of months, and a new leader has made himself known. Arnaldo Bocachica has been on a roll since our last check-in back in April, and has been steadily collecting enough wins to put him on top in terms of points, wins, and win percentage.
With 340.60 points, Bocachica has taken the top spot away from Christian Hiraldo, who had previously led the colony. With 331.03 points, Hiraldo now resides in third, just behind Jose Montano, who possesses 337.66 points in second. Rounding out the top five in fourth and fifth are Xavier Perez and J.D. Acosta with 298.29 and 293.66 points, respectively.
Our ranking system incorporates wins, wins percentage, earnings per start, and wagering return on investment. The leading rider in each category receives a score of 100 per category, with other jockeys obtaining a percentage of that. That means that a leader in all four categories would receive a score of 400 total.
The rating system is designed to highlight individuals who win frequently, and score in major races. Our stats have been applied to each jockey at Charles Town who has competed in at least 35 races and won at least once.
Bocachica has ridden to victory 21 times since our last check-in, bringing his win count up from 40 to 61. That included his burst on May 10-11, where he ended up visiting the winner’s circle five times in two days. However, despite his advantage, Bocachica does have some competition lurking close behind him.
With 57 wins, Hiraldo is not far behind in the win column. Gerald Almodovar comes in at number three, with 53 wins under his belt. Behind him comes Montano and Luis Rodriguez, with 40 and 30 trips to the winner’s circle, respectively.
Bocachica’s leading win percentage of 24.80 percent has him ahead of Montano by .56 percent. Montano (24.24 percent strike rate) now resides in second. Perez, who was previously second, is now third with a win percentage of 23.08 percent. Hiraldo comes in fourth place with a win percentage of 21.03, followed by Acosta in fifth, with a win rate of 20.83 percent.
One position that has not changed since our previous check-in is the earnings per start category. Just like before, the top spot in this position is held by Perez. With earnings per start of $4,662, Perez sits just ahead of Bocachica, who slides into second with earnings of $4,002 per start. Finishing out the top five are Montano, Antonio Lopez, and Acosta, with earnings per start of $3,465, $3,403, and $3,275, respectively.
Montano has taken over as the new leader in terms of wagering ROI. On average, Montano returns $2.52 for every $2 win wager placed on his mounts, putting him Acosta, who just like before, resides in second. Acosta’s ROI of $2.48 places him ahead of Kim Cecil ($2.36), Perez ($2.28), and Hiraldo ($2.16), who complete the top five.
This report includes racing action through June 20, 2018.
CHARLES TOWN JOCKEY RATINGS
|5||Acosta J D||293.66||25||20.83%||$3,275||$2.48|
|8||Batista Luis A||196.61||24||11.76%||$1,716||$1.84|
|11||Rodriguez Luis J||193.38||30||13.64%||$1,865||$1.24|
|14||Delgado Carlos J||184.45||12||13.33%||$2,030||$1.70|
|18||Maldonado Ramon R||148.23||18||8.96%||$1,372||$1.34|
|28||Soto Jr John A||75.49||4||5.26%||$1,410||$0.44|
|29||Batista Jan C||61.94||3||5.66%||$965||$0.34|