Jockey Tony Hamilton
Tony Hamilton is a British jockey who predominantly rides for Richard Fahey.
He started out his career in 1999 as an apprentice to sprint trainer specialist David Nicholls who passed away this year. He moved to Fahey’s yard in 2004, often seen riding the second string as Paul Hanaghan was the stable’s number one jockey or sent to one of the lesser meetings as the yard have a very large string by most UK standards.
Just to give you an idea of how much support he gets from Richard Fahey can be put in numerical terms, he has ridden over 4000 times for the stable and counting whilst his next biggest supporter is Barker who has supplied him with 262 rides. Every other trainer who has given him rides has yet to reach the 200 partnership mark.
Trainers Shaw, Dods and Ellison make the top five in providing assistance.
His walking around weight is 8 stones and eight pounds which is close to the median average and he has been know to lose a couple of pounds for the right horse, something worth bearing in mind for punting purposes.
Despite riding for a high profile flat trainer and the number of horses at their disposal, he has only recorded one century since he took out a license, which occurred in the year 2015.
Still he is clearly well regarded by Fahey since their working relationship has lasted the test of time and the thirteen year association looks likely to continue for some time to come.
The turf courses he rides best are as follows; Beverley, Newcastle, Redcar and Ripon and it appears any course with a lengthy run in from the final bend suits his style of riding, he is a jockey that like to get into a rhythm on a horse and increase the tempo progressively with sufficient time in order to do so.
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: R Fell
Bets: 99 Wins:15 Win Strike Rate: 15% P/L +55.76
Race Type: Handicap
Trainer: K Stubbs
Bets: 85 Wins:10 Win Strike Rate: 12% P/L +36.00