Stat of the Day, 11th July 2015
Shane Gray got Cyril out sharply (as you need to!) at Chester on Friday and hit the front well before the first bend and never saw another rival until after they completed a four length victory at an SP of 4/1, just slightly shorter than our advised 9/2.
The horse kept on giving every time he was asked for more and there's probably a better race in him yet.
Buoyed by Friday's success on the Roodee, we're staying put for Saturday's...
A Class 4, 1m 6.5f handicap for 3 yr olds, where Mark Johnston's Chadic is priced at 9/4 BOG in his bid to land back to back wins.
Mark's record here at Chester since 2010 is decent enough with 45 winners from 284 (15.9% SR) producing 104.1pts (+36.7% ROI) of level stakes profits, with his longer distance runners making even more money.
Those running at trips beyond 1m2f are 23/149 (15.4% SR) for 109.3pts (+73.4% ROI), of which Joe Fanning has ridden 10 winners from 48 (20.8% SR) for 37pts profit at an ROI of 77%.
Chadic now steps up in trip after a facile win at Newcastle last time out, when he made all and stayed on well to win by 3.5 lengths with seemingly plenty in hand.
In support of his selection today, Mark Johnston's 3 yr old handicappers with less than 5 handicap runs to date stepped up in trip by 0.5f to 4f to run at trips of 1m1f and beyond are 68/280 (24.3% SR) for 55.8pts profit at an ROI of 20% since the start of the 2011 campaign, with a 4/19 (21% SR) for 4.6pts (+24.2% ROI) record here at Chester.
Mark's runners are flying a the moment and I'd not be too surprised if Chadic wasn't his (and ours!) latest winner at 9/4 BOG. I've got on with Bet365, but the same price is on offer with Betfred / Totesport, and you can see what everyone is giving by...
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