Stat of the Day: 23rd June 2012
We don't make excuse here at SotD for a poor run and yesterday was no exception! Daring Dream wasn't so daring in the end, he we was held up and he made his move too late in my opinion. A group of 4 horses broke awy and couldn't be caught, whilst our selection stayed on at the end to head his group and ultimately finish 5th.
Today we're taking a trip across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland to take a look at the Ulster Oaks: a filles' handicap over ten and a half furlongs on Soft to Heavy ground. Twelve runners are declared for this one, the...
4.20 Down Royal
The string of horses owned by His Highness The Aga Khan are in excellent form at present, recording some 14 wins from just 27 races in the last fortnight and his horses have a 33% strike rate at Down Royal over the last few years. One of the trainers used by His Highness is John Oxx, whose own personal record at Down Royal stands up to close scrutiny too: a 35% strike rate over the past 5 years at the track, with a 44% strike rate in the last 2 years alone. Mr Oxx's runners seem to be in good nick too with 7 winners from 18 in the last two weeks and it should also be pointed out that he has trained the winner of this race in each of the last 3 years!
It will, therefore, come as little or no surprise to regular SotD readers to discover that John Oxx only has one runner racing today and that his sole runner features at Down Royal and is owned by the Aga Khan! Our selection today is Sindjara: a lightly raced filly who looked impressive when breaking her maiden tag at Dundalk and looks very fairly treated at the weights today.
BetVictor are offering a generous-looking 6/1 BOG, which is possibly long enough to go E/W for those of you so inclined, but I'll be taking those odds as a win only bet, but you can always (and should!)...
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PS Zariyna also runs in this race, owned by the Aga Khan and is available at 8/1 generally.