Stat of the Day, 28th April 2013
Yesterday was another "close, but not close enough" days, as we once again made the frame without adding any money to the pot. We do seem to be banging on the door quite a bit at present: hopefully we'll burst it open today.
We're heading back up to Yorkshire today for a 3m 1f, Class3 handicap chase and the ground is set to be Good for the nine runners contesting the...
There's not a lot going on today, but I've one that's becoming a course specialist here at Wetherby and comes into today's race in excellent form.
Blazing Bull has won three times from ten starts to date, but more relevant is the fact that those three victories have come in each of his last three outings. The last two of those wins have been here at Wetherby (the second over today's trip) whilst his only other run here resulted in him finishing 3rd on Boxing Day in the mud.
This horse seems to have improved for each of his three wins and despite a 9lbs rise up the weights of late, this shouldn't be enough to stop this lightly raced 9 yr old, plus the availability of a 7lb claim from jockey John Dawson will help.
Blazing Bull is sure to attract some support, so I'm taking the 5/2 of offer from William Hill, but please do take the opportunity to...