Finding winners in the Tote Ten To Follow is important. But finding winners that few others will have picked can be the difference between a winning stable and one that blends into the crowd.
For example, it’s much better to have a winner in your stable that’s only in 10 others, rather than having one that’s in 1,000 others.
With the Transfer Window opening on Monday 9th August at 11am there’s the chance to bring in one or two horses that could provide a differential in favour of your team.
We’ve picked out the 10 top scoring horses so far that are present in less than 1% of stables.
Snowfall - 15 stables - 137.62 points
The leading scorer of the whole competition, and the star of the season so far, Snowfall is sure to be a popular switch, but she’s starting from a low bench mark.
She’s likely to run at York, most likely in the Yorkshire Oaks, but possibly in the Juddmonte International, before an outing on Irish Champions Weekend. There’s then the option of the Arc bonus points. There still appear to be lots of points for the filly to land.
Empress Josephine - 37 stables - 70.4 points
Her win in the Irish 1000 Guineas makes Empress Josephine number 10 on the list of top scorers. That performance was perhaps her only run that’ll convince players to bring the filly into their stables during the window.
There are plenty of lofty entries to her name, including two bonus races, but she’d need to improve on her last two runs to take a hand.
Joan Of Arc - 112 stables - 67 points
In the first three on all four starts during the game period, including when a short head behind Empress Josephine at the Curragh, before winning the Prix de Diane and finishing third in the Nassau.
She’s got nine Group 1 entries to her name so is likely to compete for big points during the second half of the season.
Laws Of Indices - 11 stables - 62.4 points
Tipped up as a dark horse to follow at the start of the season, Ken Condon’s colt came good at the third time of asking when taking the Prix Jean Prat.
The lack of entries in bonus races or any other bonus races is a worry, but he might just pop up with another win or two this season, particularly over 7f.
Venturous - 0 stables - 57.3 points
Disregarded by players at the start of the season, David Barron’s gelding improved on some solid runs earlier in the season to take the Sky Bet Dash at York, at a bumper dividend to pick up some decent points.
He’s not going to run in Group races, but if he were to land another race it’d likely be in a big field handicap which should ensure a decent dividend.
Kinross - 1 stable - 52.95 points
A gelding operation seems to have made things click for Ralph Beckett’s charge, winning both his races this term, latterly the Lennox Stakes at the expense of the highly regarded Creative Force.
Depending on how he goes in the Prix Maurice de Gheest, there could be a few more wins in him yet this season, though he holds no fancy bonus race entries.
Amtiyaz - 3 stable - 50.1 points
Another who’s picked up the bulk of their points with a big dividend winner, Amtiyaz stayed on stoutly to win the Copper Horse Handicap at Royal Ascot, before going well at Newmarket next time out.
He’s in the Ebor and will likely be a big price, so there are plenty worse options available for those looking for an attack on the season’s next big handicap.
Ebaiyra - 26 stables - 48.9 points
In the first three on eight of her nine career starts, including a second in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud last time out, Ebaiyra could be a good option for those looking for a French horse.
She’s got an Arc entry, and with a couple of Group 1 options at home, as well as the Yorkshire Oaks this side of the channel. If she were to win one, she would vindicate those who choose to transfer her in.
Euchen Glen - 17 stables - 47.3 stables
He may be an eight-year-old but Jim Goldie’s veteran is having his best season ever, taking the Brigadier Gerard and Gala Stakes at Sandown, before a great effort for second in the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood.
The gelding might continue to pick up points, but the scale of those points are unlikely to warrant bringing him into your stable.
Last Empire - 1 stable - 41.75 points
Another late bloomer, Kevin Ryan’s mare had to wait until her five-year-old season before winning at Group level. The winner of the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood, she rewarded the sole player to have picked her at the start of the season.
Although she’s got an entry on Champions Day at Ascot, it’s a bit of a leap of faith to suggest she’ll warrant bringing into many stables.