PENN NATIONAL: HOT JOCKS AND TRAINERS
Which jockeys and trainers at Penn National have been hot? Funny you should ask: we wondered the same thing.
So we created a quick-and-dirty metric for the handicappers among us. The metric includes wins, win percentage, and wagering return on investment in one number. To limit it to who’s hot, we’ve included data from just the past 50 or so days — since January 8, 2021.
- Spa selections 2021: Saratoga picks August 5In Spa selections, our on-site correspondent provides his Saratoga picks for key races on today’s Saratoga card!
JOCKEYS EN FUEGO
There’s a dead heat atop the jockey leaderboard, with meet wins and earnings leader Edwin Gonazlez and Andrew Wolfsont, second in wins and third in earnings, tied with 108 points. They are well clear of the rest of the top five: Jackie Davis, Ricardo Chiappe, and Inoel Beato.
Gonzalez has 24 wins to take a clear lead in that category, while Wolfsont’s 16 wins are good for second. Gonzalez also is winning at a 28% clip, best at the track, while Wolfsont (23%) is also runner-up in this category.
Wolfson’t +25% wagering return on investment boosts his standing considerably — to even with Gonzalez. But it’s Jackie Davis whose wagering ROI is most critical; her +143% ROI allows her to jump into third despite being eighth with eight wins and having a solid but not exceptional 17% strike rate.
The average for all riders at Penn National was 51,15.
|3||Davis Jacqueline A||89|
TRAINERS EN FUEGO
With a fast start to the season, Demelza McMahon has soared to the top of the Penn National leaderboard of “on-fire” trainers. McMahon has 119 points, giving her the advantage over Jamie Ness and Rachel Sells, both of whom also top 100.
McMahon has seven wins — tied for third overall — and a stellar 32% strike rate. She also has a strong +27% wagering ROI. Jamie Ness — with five wins, a 31% strike rate, and a +41% wagering ROI cuts a similar profile to McMahon and is second with 108 points.
The rest of the top five includes two trainers with limited starts and a third, Tim Kreiser, who leads the track in starts and wins. Kreiser, who has 14 wins but a -46% ROI, is fourth with 97 points. He’s sandwiched by Rachel Sells (100 points, 3 wins and a +184% ROI) and Wanda Flores (94 points, 1 win and +3,320% ROI).
The average for all trainers at Penn National was 46.1 points.
|4||Kreiser Timothy C||97|
|5||Flores Wanda L||94|