Jockey Pat Cosgrave
Pat Cosgrave is an Irish jockey who is based in Britain and the vast majority of his rides are currently supplied by William Haggas.
Given his overall track record one common theme that has struck accord is that he is a grafter. He only registered 13 winners from 320 rides in 2005 but in small increments has managed to improve on those figures over time.
In the years when he hasn’t done so, such as from 2011 to 2014 where he failed to get more than 50 winners in a season, he still displays the tenacity to carry on and improve, that characteristic has now seen him rewarded for that steely determination by getting more winners, rides and getting better chances with more established trainers.
This fact is highlighted in 2015 when rode his first century of winners with 103 victories but bettered that last season with 120 wins coming from 736 rides, the most rides he has had in a season and managed to record a level stake profit if backing all his mounts to the tune of 20.31
On the turf courses, you will find that he is good at riding on switchback tracks, courses that can go left to right and vice versa, this is evident by the amount of wins recorded at both Windsor and Brighton where numerically he has recorded more wins at those turf tracks then anywhere else in the UK.
His walking around weight is eight stone and eight pounds and it’s unlikely you will see him ride below that weight given his frame and height.
With three group one races to his name and 23 other successes in pattern company means he can now handle the big occasion and it wouldn’t surprise to see him add to that tally if still receiving the support from William Haggas.
Race Type: Handicap
Trainer: D Ivory
Bets: 54 Wins: 13 Win Strike Rate: 24% P/L +56.58
Race Type: Non-Handicap
Trainer: J Fanshawe
Bets: 69 Wins:11 Win Strike Rate: 16% P/L +33.38
Race Type: Handicap
Trainer: L Cumani
Bets: 23 Wins:7 Win Strike Rate: 30% P/L +18.71