Jockey Richard Kingscote
Richard Kingscote is a British jockey who’s principle trainer is Tom Dascombe who trains at Manor Stables, an establishment based in Cheshire and joint owned by former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen and co-founder of Betfair Andrew Black.
He first came on the racing circuit in 2004 where he managed to only get two winners but that did come from only nineteen rides.
Both the tally of winners and the number of rides have incrementally increased as each year passes by and he recorded his best figures in win terms last season with 113 wins from 704 rides, representing a win strike rate of 16%. In the process, if you had backed all his mounts last season to level stakes you would have shown a profit of 96.82 (one Euro or sterling)
At the age of 31 he is now in his prime and according to some scientific data he holds the accolade of being able to improve a horse by two pounds when he is in the saddle. It is unknown what algorithm has been used to calculate this equation but there is no doubt he is a talented jockey.
Within the industry he is considered a courteous and polite jockey but with his thinking cap on for most of the time and this is often reflected in the way he rides.
His walking around weight is eight stone and six pounds, so it’s worth noting any rides where he has made a concerted effort to ride a horse below this weight, often an indication that the horse in question is well fancied by connections.
Outside of Tom Dascombe, he gets rides from Ralph Beckett who seems to use him on horses with a live chance, and there are some other smaller establishments that provide him support, both J Portman and J Bradley.
Race Type: Non-Handicap
Trainer: R Beckett
Bets: 208 Wins: 42 Win Strike Rate: 2% P/L +58.91
Race Type:Non Handicap
Trainer: I Williams
Bets: 42 Wins:11 Win Strike Rate: 26% P/L +52.25
Race Type: Non- Handicap
Trainer: M Blake
Bets: 33 Wins:11 Win Strike Rate: 33% P/L +46.73