Stat of the Day, 13th August 2012
A good run for our money yesterday, though by the finish Charger needed plugging in, as he could only plug on at the one pace, and finished out of the frame.
Maybe it will be lucky 13 for us today, as we head to dear old Dunstall and the…
Another trainer in form today, this time the excellent Ian Williams. The Worcestershire based trainer has been in fine fettle over the past few days, notching three wins and three further places from twelve runners in the last week.
Tonight he saddles just the one - and that in a seller - and I'm hopeful of a big run.
The beast I'm backing is Spartan King, a four year old Kings Best gelding. He'll be covering a mile and a half against seven rivals so, non-runners notwithstanding, we'll get three places to play for.
Spartan King won six starts back, and since then has been performing mostly with credit, despite form figures which might suggest otherwise.
He was beaten just a length and three quarters last time out, which was only good enough for fifth place, but more importantly which masked what was a pretty good effort.
Previously, he's been second and third here at Wolves, but has yet to get his head in front here.
Franny Norton - a powerhouse jock - takes the ride, so we'll not want from the saddle either.
In what is a truly moderate affair, with a group of thoroughly unreliable punting propositions, I'm happy to take a small chance with a trainer in form and a horse whose price may not factor in the merit of his most recent run.
A BOG best price of 6/1 has some appeal each way, but I think this one might go longer so make sure you bet with a Best Odds Guaranteed bookmaker.
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