Jockey Luke Morris
Luke Morris rode his first winner in 2005 in which he only had 8 rides that season. In terms of dedication, some would argue there isn’t a harder working jockey, since 2010 he has had over 1000 rides every year and on three occasions since then over 1500 rides which is a remarkable achievement, this means he will be often found riding at more than one meeting on most days which will obviously involve a lot of travelling between courses.
He is a naturally light jockey as his walking around weight is about 8 stone so is open to more opportunities to get rides than most jockeys, still, his light weight does not mean his strength in the saddle is any less, on the contrary, you will often find he is a very strong in a finish and has proven that in many photo finishes where the verdict has gone his way.
His best tally is 190 winners which were achieved in consecutive years 2014 and again in 2015.
He recorded his first group one winner on Gilt Edge Girl who collected the Prix De L’Abbaye, a race for the best five-furlong horses in Europe.
It is only recently that he added to that tally when winning the Nunthorpe with Marsha, again a race that sees the best five-furlong horses take on each other during the summer.
He is a proficient rider on a synthetic surface and has been crowned all weather champion jockey multiple times. It’s a marginal call but he probably rides Wolverhampton better than the other all weather tracks, with its long sweeping turns suiting his riding style.
Here are some worthwhile stats for betting purposes.
Please note records are based on a level staking plan to one Euro or Sterling per bet at SP (Industry prices).
Race Type: Handicap
Trainer: K Burke
Bets: 32 Wins:9 Win Strike Rate: 28% P/L +72.07
Race Type: Handicap
Trainer: C Cox
Bets: 152 Wins:20 Win Strike Rate: 13% P/L +69.50
Race Type: Non-Handicap
Trainer: S Dixon
Bets: 40 Wins:8 Win Strike Rate: 20% P/L +25.12