National Hunt Racing

Pam Sly Entries Today + When to Back Them

Statistics on this page were updated March 2024.

Below you will find research on trainer Pam Sly along with some winning angles when following her horses.

If Pam Sly has entries today then they will be listed below.

Pam Sly Entries for Today (15-07-2024)

Pam Sly has no entries today

Pam Sly has a combined trainers licence for National Hunt and Flat Racing operating out of Park Farm in Thorney, Cambridgeshire. Park Farm is a working farm with her son Michael being the Farms Director and is an Open Farm which was started in 2006.

The Open Farm and Vintage Weekends are aimed at bringing “customers, families, local community groups, vintage enthusiasts and others together” and demonstrate how  the farm and nature can work hand in hand and also where you have the opportunity to pick your own spuds!

Back in April 2020 in an interview for Racing TV Pam described herself as “just a Fenland farmer”. A lady now in her late 70’s she clearly demonstrates that age is no barrier to being a successful trainer. In more than 30 years as a trainer she has more than proven herself. The winners may not be prolific but when they come they are without a doubt memorable.

Pam most famously trained the 1000 Guineas 2006 winner Speciosa (a daughter of Danehill Dancer) ridden by Micky Fenton and the horse still holds a special place in her heart.

Pam currently has around a dozen horses in training and although entries are not prolific, there may just be another Speciosa appearing one day.

Looking at her overall results for all runners over the period 2019-2023 inclusive shows an excellent profit of 132 points.

Pam Sly all runners retruns

April 2016 saw her enjoy a very nice 532/1 double with Walsingham Grange (40/1) and Roxie Lot at (12/1). A shame we didn’t know about that one back then. Ahh hindsight a wonderful thing.

Pam Sly all runners breakdown by year

Year on year we can see that 2021 was a particular bad year but that aside there have been some nice priced winners.

As a combined trainer Pam runs her horses over all codes and as can be seen below the All Weather looks on first glance to be an area to avoid from a backing perspective.

Breakdown by racecode

If we look at the breakdown by year for just the All Weather runners we can see that Pam Sly is not sending many to the AW courses any more and we would have been correct to avoid the All Weather runners.

Pam Sly all weather runners breakdown

By avoiding the All Weather runners and concentrating solely on the National Hunt and Flat Turf runners, the effect on our overall blind backing of Pam Sly runners in the past 5 years shows a clear positive.

Pam Sly NH and Flat Turf runners - returns

That 2021 year still played a massive impact on the overall profits though.

Flat and NH results for Pam Sly broken down by year

Since 2006 there have been 3 other years which have been significant in their losses, 2007, 2011 and 2018, but since 2011 the returns from the Sly stable demonstrate that this “small” trainer knows what she is doing.

Pam Sly NH and Flat runners since 2012
Yearly breakdown of all Pam Sly NH and Flat

The overall win and place strike rate from the yard in the last 5 years over the National Hunt season and the Turf Flat Season have been pretty equal with a win strike rate of around 14% and a place strike rate of 36%.

Breakdown by NH or Flat

Quite often we will interrogate the date further and try and pull out one or two race types of combinations which are stand out in terms of delivering positive returns, but it doesn’t feel as though it is going to be quite so simple here.

Pam Sly National Hunt Runners

As of the latest update in March 2024 we have decided to drop the National Hunt runners from consideration.

Pam Sly Turf Flat Runners

A profit would have been had backing blindly since 2019.

Backing all Pam Sly runners on the Flat Turf
Pam Sly all flat turf runs broken down by year

But with some losing years. We originally published this article in 2021 and readers who followed through 2022 made a huge proifit.

We still advise to follow Pam Sly runners when running on the Flat Turf