The Point-To-Point Recruits is back for the sixth consecutive year and Jodie Standing anticipates another successful season!
Bursting with over 90 undiscovered horses from the pointing world set to embark on their careers under Rules, Jodie has once again left no stone unturned in her quest at helping her readers stay ahead of the game.
Packed with unique and original thought, Jodie not only delves into the form and its collateral lines, but she also shares an in-depth review of how each horse ran – offering her opinion on their characteristics and discussing where she believes they will excel.
Although point-to-point footage has become more widely available in recent years, and of course the sale-toppers are on everyone’s lips, it still pays to delve deeper. This is what sets this publication apart from any other!
Also included in The Point-To-Point Recruits is The Look Back!
In this feature Jodie reviews the horses from the 2022/23 edition – highlighting the ones that she feels are open to progress, particularly those that she believes are well handicapped and those who can flourish once switching to hurdles or fences.
- An in-depth analysis of 90+ graduates from both the UK and Ireland
- Of those names, there are a hand-picked 20 with ‘Star Potential’ which Jodie believes will do especially well for their new connections
- A comprehensive look back at the 2022/23 edition, including a couple of potential long-term targets
- Full index and photos featured throughout
Jodie says – “I love this time of year! Whilst the Flat fanatics are basking in the heat of their season, I’m trawling through replays of the mud-loving winter horses and counting down the days until October!
The point-to-pointers from last season look particularly strong and I already feel that I’ve unearthed some gems that no one will be talking about. Whilst the big-money purchases look hugely exciting, I get an even bigger buzz from shining the light on a horse that hasn’t passed through the ring and pops up at a double-figure price on debut for a lower profile yard!”
Last year’s edition of The Point-To-Point Recruits pointed the way to many winners, including the gutsy Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle winner, Stay Away Fay, Grade 2 Nickel Coin Mare’s Bumper winner, Dysart Enos and the Champion Bumper-placed Fact To File & Captain Teague. Other winners from the publication were Cato Capone, Colonel Harry, Deep Cave, Fancy Girl, Givega, Kamsinas, Moon Hunter, Peaky Boy, Saint Davy, Sleeping Satellite, Willmount and many more…
Racing Post Reviews
“Tell me something I don’t know – This line features in films such as Austin Powers and Wall Street, and a brief comprehensively and impressively fulfilled by Jodie Standing. Standing broke new ground with the first edition of this book in 2018/19. All the horses are thoroughly researched by Standing, who provides excellent insight about a host of exciting prospects who will not have been seen by the majority of punters until they make their rules debuts. Buying this book is very much recommended and will provide you with a valuable edge over the months to come.” Ben Hutton, Racing Post (2019)
“The number one NH guide for me”
“Please pass on my thanks to Jodie for the insights she provides concerning the newcomers arriving on the National Hunt scene from the Point to Point ranks. I found last year’s book most informative and am sure she will have found some more gems this time. The information gleaned will prove invaluable for years to come.”
“Another big priced winner from your book. What an excellent publication it is. Terrific value for the price and still a large part of the season left. Thank you for all the time, effort and hard work that must have gone into producing your book. Many thanks”
“This is really good book, hopefully a long-standing yearly read”
“A fabulous publication with lots of facts surrounding each recruit”
“Looking forward to studying this fantastic publication over the next few days. It’s very well presented with some very interesting names to follow”
“Fantastic, Jodie. You’re back in your element”
“The detail about each horse is quite something and the research you have done is second to none. But as I’ve said before all the work done by Team Julian is of the highest standard”
An extract from the Point-To-Point Recruits 2018/19
Peter Naughton's Review
Review of 2019/20 edition:
I was advised by one of my finest contacts to obtain a copy of Jodie Standing’s ‘Point-To-Point Recruits’; and was thrilled with the decision. With in-depth paragraphs, the reader learns about form, breeding, price, optimum run-styles and preferred conditions allied to physical aspects of each horse. I’ve been very fortunate to learn from some of racing’s finest journalists and Jodie Standing’s meticulous approach puts her right up with the best of them. All of those writers including Marten Julian and my Racing TV colleague Mark Howard stand out as their books mix knowledge with an intense passion for racing; Jodie Standing is cut from the same cloth.
Paperback copies will be available for dispatch in October
Important – Don’t delay!
Due to the extortionate costs associated with printing a paperback book, we are only printing copies for clients who have ordered prior to sending the book to print (around the end of September). If you wish to have a paperback copy, do not delay in ordering – once the book has gone to print only e-copies will be available for purchase.