Stat of the Day, 15th August 2012
It was like taking candy from a baby yesterday, as SdS did all I hoped he would: stalked the pace and quickened two out. After that, they were never getting Aliante and she won by three lengths going away. 4/1 was a surprise and a nice bonus too! 🙂
Less straightforward today, but another wagering friend of mine over at HQ in the…
David Elsworth has long been a man to follow at Newmarket, especially on the July course. And that's hardly surprising given that he has his own all weather gallop right next door to the July strip in Newmarket!
His handicappers on the July course have recorded figures of eight from 33 in the last two seasons for an SP profit of fifty points!
Tonight he runs one in a handicap, and Odin looks to have a very good each way chance.
It's a ten furlong contest, Class 4, on good to firm ground.
Last time out, Odin ran second in a Class 3 course and distance handicap on good ground. He was beaten a length and, two runs previously, he'd won a ten furlong handicap on good to firm (albeit in lower class).
So our 'man' goes on the ground, at the track, over the trip, and is dropped in class.
There have been non-runners already, reducing the field to nine, and the price is dropping on Odin. I backed him at 9/1 BOG with bet365 just now, and that is still available. Alternatively, you can get 10/1 (not best odds guaranteed) with Stan James.
Each way, Odin.
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