Stat of the Day, 18th July 2012

Stat of the Day 18/7

Stat of the Day 18/7

Stat of the Day: 18th July 2012

Well, folks, SotD went nap handed yesterday with our fifth consecutive winner. Our 13/2 shot Moon Trip opened at 5/1, eased in to 7/2 at the off and went away like a train. He made all from post to post and seemed to have plenty left at the end, finishing some 5 lengths clear of the field!

As each winner comes home recently, we're finding ourselves under increased pressure to keep the run going and in a bid to keep the scoreboard ticking over, we're travelling down to a damp, but leafy Lingfield for a Class 3 Handicap over 1m 5f. This was scheduled to be a mixed meeting, but all races today are now on the A/W surface and that should hopefully suit our selection in the...

4.00 Lingfield

Our selection today is The Holyman, who seems to enjoy the surface at Lingfield, having won three times and secured a further place from just five outings.

He was in fine form earlier in the year, notching up back to back victories at course & distance and has since been well rested. He should come back fresh and ready to try and repeat his front-running exploits from January & February. If he can hit the front and stay out of trouble, then he has a very good chance of making it home. This is, however, a tougher proposition than his previous outings and he does race from a pound out of the handicap, but all things considered, I think he will represent good value for at least a place.

All this considered, the increased difficulty is reflected in the price and The Holyman is generally a 12/1 chance, however Betfred are currently going 16/1 BOG, so I've taken that as an E/W bet for today, but you can always...

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8 thoughts on “Stat of the Day, 18th July 2012

  1. Danny

    Outstanding work fellas & congratulations on the ‘nap’. I sensed a few doubts were creeping in before you went on this run, so fair play to you for sticking to your guns.

    1. Chris Post author

      Danny,
      We never doubted the methodology or the logic behind the selections, as they were generally sound choices, bar the odd one we scratched our heads about after the event. We did however wonder how often we would hit the crossbar before this recent run started.

      All the best,
      Chris

    1. Matt Bisogno Post author

      Hi Finbarr, it was Chris’ excellent shout today. This is probably our record run. To be honest, we’re not that bothered about things like that, as we know form is temporary. But the class of SotD has been consistent for eight months now.

      Long may it continue!

      Best Regards,
      Matt

    1. Chris Post author

      After Matt’s successes this week, I felt under a little pressure to keep the run going! I narrowed today’s pick down to my eventual selection and Eijazz in the 3.40 Catterick. When Eijazz won, I thought I’d blown it! The Holyman traded at massive numbers on betfair too!

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