Joseph & Jones Racing off to a flying start

The Barbara Joseph-Paul Jones stable have had its best start to a season for a number of years and leads the ACT Trainers Premiership by three wins over last year’s premier trainer Nick Olive and runner-up Keith Dryden-Scott Collings.

Joseph-Jones has had 24 starters for six winners at a strike rate of 25%.  The stable recorded two winners on Friday: D’Beak in the Delegate Hotel BM68 and Critical Touch with apprentice Patrick Scorse up.

Promising Canberra apprentice Patrick Scorse — son of former jockey and Sky presenter John Scorse — heads the 2017-18 ACT Jockey Premiership.  Almost two months into the season, Scorse has booted home six winners; one ahead of last year’s premier jockey Brendan Ward.

From a punters perspective, Scorse’s 17 rides have delivered a strike rate of 35.3% for a profit-on-turnover of 30.9%.   He retained his premiership lead when he booted home Critical Touch on Friday in the Dale and Hitchcock BM60 over 1400m — the first Canberra meeting back on the course proper.