FAMILIAR NAMES LEAD TOP MIDLANTIC JOCKEY RANKS
Jockey Arnaldo Bocachica has run away from his Charles Town rivals in pretty much every statistical category – among them our Top Midlantic Jockey rankings for the track.
The rankings which take into account win percentage, earnings per start, and wagering return on investment. Specific to each track, they compare each jockey to the average at the track, with the higher the score, the better.
The averages for the currently operating tracks are in a very narrow band, ranging from a low of 2.62 at Parx Racing to a high of 2.70 at Charles Town Races. Jockeys who make fewer starts than the average at a given track see their scores reduced to minimize the impact on the standings of a trainer who wins with, say, two of four starters.
CHARLES TOWN RACES
With just two days of live racing to go at Charles Town, Bocachica will take home top honors easily. He has 4.55 points, which leaves him more than 1.0 points clear of runner-up Christian Hiraldo (3.50).
Bocachica’s 157 wins are more than twice the number earned by any other rider, and his earnings per start, more than $5,000, are also well more than any other CT regular. And even with 532 starts, his wagering return on investment, -20%, is slightly above average at the track.
Of the CT regulars, the top jock in terms of wagering ROI is Fredy Peltroche. With 268 mounts, Peltroche has returned bettors a profit of +26%. That helps Peltroche reach third in our rankings with 3.47 points, and he’s followed by Denis Araujo (3.43) and Gerald Almodovar (3.37).
|6||Acosta J D||3.33|
|12||Batista Luis A||2.83|
|13||Diaz Jr Sunday||2.55|
|14||Delgado Carlos J||2.53|
|15||Maldonado Ramon R||2.33|
|22||Carmouche III S J||1.67|
|23||Morales Kelvin O||1.31|
|27||Mayhew Glenmore W||0.41|
|29||Ortiz Yomar Orlando||0.34|
|31||Betancourt Jose R||0.19|
|33||Diaz Carlos A||0.17|
|34||Olmo Christian J||0.12|
- Laurel Park picks and ponderings: February 3, 2023We provide full-card picks and analysis for this afternoon’s races at Laurel Park.
Just as his wife Brittany Russell is leading the Laurel Park trainer standings, jockey Sheldon Russell is in charge in our jockey rankings for Laurel Park.
Russell, who leads the track in win, win percentage, earnings, and earnings per start, has 5.84 points. That gives him a solid lead over Jorge Ruiz, who is second with 5.07 points. They are followed by Victor Rosales (4.15), Jevian Toledo (4.11), and Victor Carrasco (3.90).
Russell has even managed to return bettors more than they wagered on him, generating an ROI of +34%. In that area, however, Rosales (+79%) and Ruiz (+58%) clearly have the edge.
Laurel has five days left in its 2020 season.
|5||Carrasco Victor R||3.90|
|14||Ortiz Yomar Orlando||2.23|
|19||Acosta J D||1.71|
|29||Labarre Rebecca G||1.08|
|30||Cortez Alcibiades C||0.52|
|34||Betancourt Jose R||0.31|
The Parx Racing jockey standings – at the top, at any rate – look remarkably like the win standings.
Meet leader Mychel Sanchez also owns the top spot in our jockey rankings. Sanchez, who has won 125 races at the Bensalem oval this year, also leads our jockey rankings with 4.42 points. That gives him the boost over Ruben Silvera (3.87 points) and Frankie Pennington (3.82).
They are followed at the top by Angel Castillo (3.45) and Jeremy Laprida (3.44). The top seven jockeys by wins are also the top seven in our Parx rankings, though in slightly modified order.
Sanchez builds his edge on solid overall numbers. His 21% strike rate is the highest among Parx regulars, and his earnings per start of $5,531 is just behind Pennington’s $5,589 for the lead among regulars. Even his wagering ROI of -1% is among the top regulars at the track.
The ROI leader among jockeys with more than 20 starts at Parx is Hector Caballero, who has a +20% ROI in 203 starts. Caballero is ninth overall with 2.81 points.
Parx has six days of live racing left in its season.
|1||Sanchez Mychel J||4.42|
|6||Rodriguez Angel R||3.39|
|8||Ocasio Luis M||2.85|
|10||Nunez Anthony Y||2.71|
|16||Rosado Roberto J||2.43|
|22||Garcia Wilfredo J||1.78|
|25||Hernandez Jann N||1.62|
|28||Flores Jr Laureano||1.47|
|29||Arroyo Angel S||1.38|
|30||Rivera Luis D||1.07|
|35||Vargas Jr Jorge A||0.82|
|37||Villanueva Luis G||0.63|
|38||Gonzalez Jorge Luis||0.62|
|42||DeCarlo Christopher P||0.41|
|44||Perez Jorge M||0.34|
|45||Worrie Andre S||0.33|
|46||Castillo Jr Angel||0.29|
|48||Felix Jr Javier M||0.27|
|50||Pinero Felix A||0.24|
|56||McCarron Matthew Otis||0.18|
|57||Hole Taylor M||0.18|
|62||Mejia Tomas B||0.13|
|64||Diaz Jr Hector R||0.09|
- Which horses had the best post-CT Classic careers?Art Collector’s win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus got us wondering: which winners of the Charles Town Classic had the best careers after their Classic win?
No jockey has a longer lead in our rankings than does Edwin Gonzalez at Penn National. Gonzalez has 5.16 points; that’s nearly a point-and-a-half ahead of second-place Tyler Conner, who has 3.70.
Those two are followed by Inoel Beato (3.35), Ricardo Chiappe (3.19), and Andrew Wolfsont (3.18).
Penn is currently scheduled to have five more live racing cards in 2020.
Gonzalez has 164 wins in Grantville. That’s more than twice as many as any other rider there; Conner is second with 81.
Gonzalez also leads regular riders at the track in win percentage (34%) and earnings per start ($4,944). His wagering ROI of -4% is well above the track average of -24%. The leader in that category at Penn is Brittany Scampton, whose 18 winners have generated a +25% ROI. Scampton is 11th overall in the standings with 2.25 points.
All numbers are based on “Statsmaster” data.
|6||Hernandez Julio A||2.88|
|9||Otero William P||2.71|
|10||Inirio Maicol J||2.67|
|12||Whitney Dana G||1.93|
|14||Davis Jacqueline A||1.81|
|16||Rojas Jose F||1.64|
|20||Vargas Jr Jorge L||1.11|
|21||Rodriguez Angel R||0.83|
|22||Lloyd John W||0.70|
|23||Sheroski Stephanie E||0.63|
|24||Baker Christopher J||0.55|
|26||Garcia Wilfredo J||0.44|
|27||Arroyo Angel S||0.38|
|34||Nunez Anthony Y||0.25|
|44||Flores Jr Laureano||0.17|
|50||Vanek Helen Marie||0.13|