Stat of the Day, 13th September 2012
Wrong horse syndrome again yesterday, as the 20/1 pig won but the 11/1 SotD drifting selection managed to bag third mercifully, for advised each way money, to save a hint of grace from a frustrating statistical situation (don't say that after a few pints).
No matter, onwards and downwards; and it's the 'roller coaster' for us today, and the…
With thanks to the excellent Stat Attack feature in horseracebase.com for today's effort, we'll side with a horse which has managed to win four of his eight races in this grade... and placed in the other four.
Step forward Majuro, a horse that goes on any ground, and is highly effective at today's seven furlong trip.
Many of Majuro's best runs have come from the front and, whilst he's not obviously well drawn in trap eight, there is very little early pace and a reasonably short field to boot. So, I'm hopeful he can get out in front and stay there in a grade that he's often able to boss.
There's very little else to say on this one. The trainer, Charles Smith, is having his first runner at the track (seeking his first winner after just six entries) and the jockey, David Bergin, is a first season apprentice who's been riding winners. Indeed, he's won on eleven of his 65 rides so far, and looks one to keep an eye on.
One other thing to note is that the horse is owned by gambler, Willie McKay, so if the money comes it's a good sign. If it doesn't, it probably isn't... 😉
In what is a pretty weak race, we've a horse which is eight from eight in the places in this grade, so it would be churlish not to opt for an each way tickle. 13/2 BOG is available with our man Victor, but do check for the current state of play from the link below.
Click here for the latest odds on the 4.15 Epsom.