Stat of the Day, 25th January 2013
We're not really getting much of a run for the shekels this week, and Club House yesterday was another who never got competitive. We're still nicely in front on the month, but need to work on the latest mini-cold snap.
It's all weather only today, so we'll head to Wolverhampton's opener, the...
It's another SotD revisited today, with a former non-runner returning under very similar condition. Frank Sheridan is the man with the +100 points record with older horses (4yo+) at the course, with 20 winners from 154 runners. Sheridan trains here at Dunstall Park, so it's no surprise his best numbers on this strip.
The horse in question is Tyrur Ted, an ex-Irish nag who was beaten 31 lengths last time out. On the face of it, he's a mountain to climb then, but as usual, that's not the whole story.
Tyrur Ted was actually a pretty fair hurdler in Ireland, but his flat distance is a bit shorter than the mile and a half he spun over that last day. In fact, something close to today's nine furlongs looks ideal, and this is a truly basement affair.
Prior to that long loss last time, Tyrur Ted had finished just a length and a half back over ten furlongs. That form line gives him every chance in what is a weaker race than your average seller.
With a fair bit of pace in the race, I can see Ted being held up and coming with a late run to mow down... well, hopefully all of his rivals, but at least most of them. As such, each way is the play, at a general 6/1 BOG.