Stat of the Day, 26th August 2012
Yesterday was kind to SotD and its followers as John Quinn maintained his excellent Cartmel form with both his runners winning. Our selection Royal Bonsai was trimmed from the advised 11/2 into the 4/1 odds he won at, but it's yet another victory for us.
Hopefully, we can find another winner to close out the week and our search takes us to Goodwood for a Class 5 handicap over 7 furlongs on Good ground that may be a little firmer in places. We currently expect 18 runners to contest the..
Alan Jarvis has really got his string firing at present with a 25% strike rate over the last month, helping him record a level stakes profit of almost 58pts at SP. He is also one of the standout trainers when it comes to finding winners at Goodwood. Over the last two years he has had four winners from just ten attempts for a fantastic profit of 45pts in the process. A further two of the six losing horses still managed to make the frame.
Alan has a couple of runners today: Navajo Charm runs at 4.30 and doesn't seem to have much of a chance, but the opening race on the card looks more promising. King Vahe is the selection for today after producing his best form last time out. He was a comfortable winner at Salisbury at 17/2 on that occasion (just 11 days ago) on his return from a 10-week break. The manner of his victory that day suggested that better things are still to come from him and I believe that the 5lb penalty shouldn't inconvenience him too much.
King Vahe is very handily drawn in stall 2 and a repeat of his last performance should easily be enough today. We don't often back favourites at SotD, but this one seems to justify its position at the head of the market, yet despite this, is still available at an attractive-looking 6/1 BOG with Paddy Power, but you can always...
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