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Stat of the Day, 9th May 2018

Tuesday's Runner was...

3.35 Brighton : Spirit of Belle @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 3/1 (Took keen hold, held up in last pair, slight stumble over 6f out, headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner)

We now continue with Wednesday's...

4.15 Kelso :

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Sudski Star @ 7/2 BOG

A 7-runner, Class 3,  2m1f Handicap Chase (3yo+) on good ground worth £7538 to the winner... 


Since Easter last year, this 10 yr old gelding seems to have had a new lease of life, making the frame 5 times from 7 efforts, winning 4 of them! He was a winner when last seen at Carlisle 45 days ago, landing a 2 mile, Class 3 handicap chase by 6 lengths despite it being his comeback from 19 weeks off the track and the third placed horse that day (Pistol Park) has since finished 2nd and then 1st at this level.

That most recent win gives Sudski Star the following records of relevance today...

  • 9/22 with a tongue tie (6/11 over fences)
  • 8/22 going left handed (5/12)
  • 7/18 in fields of 1-7 runners (5/12)
  • 5/15 after a rest of 16-60 days (2/5)
  • 6/14 on good ground (3/8)
  • 6/9 when priced at 4/1 and shorter (4/6)
  • 4/9 here at Kelso (2/4)
  • 4/8 in blinkers (2/3)
  • 5/7 in April/May (3/4)
  • 2/7 at Class 3 (2/5)
  • 4/6 at 2m1f to 2m2.5f (3/5)
  • and 2/3 over course and distance (all over fences)

He is trained nearby in the Borders by Harriet Graham, who has had 10 NH winners from 54 runners over the past two years with this decent enough 18.5% strike rate generating profits of 49.2pts at an ROI of some 91.1% and under today's conditions, those runners are...

  • 9/44 (20.5%) for 28.75pts (+65.3%) in handicaps
  • 9/41 (22%) for 55.9pts (+136.3%) from male runners
  • 8/32 (25%) for 34.42pts (+107.6%) from her 9-11 yr olds
  • 5/28 (17.9%) for 5.85pts (+20.9%) here at Kelso
  • 6/22 (27.3%) for 58.5pts (+265.9%) at trips shorter than 2m3f
  • 6/20 (30%) for 23.04pts (+115.2%) from March to May inclusive
  • 5/20 (25%) for 15.17pts (+75.9%) on good ground
  • and 3/15 (20%) for 9.22pts (+61.5%) over fences

Finally, since the start of 2016, NH handicappers sired by Piludski are 5/23 (21.7% SR) for 26.5pts (+115.1% ROI) over trips of 2m to 2m4f...

...giving us...a 1pt win bet on Sudski Star @ 7/2 BOG which was widely available at 6.25pm on Tuesday, although the best price was 4/1 BOG from Bet365 for those able to take advantage. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...

...click here for the betting on the 4.15 Kelso

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P.S. all P/L returns quoted in the stats above are to Betfair SP, as I NEVER bet to ISP and neither should you. I always use BOG bookies for SotD, wherever possible, but I use BFSP for the stats as it is the nearest approximation I can give, so I actually expect to beat the returns I use to support my picks. If that's unclear, please ask!

Stat of the Day, 23rd July 2012

Stat of the Day 23/7

Stat of the Day 23/7

Stat of the Day: 23rd July 2012

We could only record a 4th place finish from yesterday's old warrior Lidjo de Rouge, who was sent off at 4/1. He seemed to look disinterested in the midsection of the race before rallying again and staying on towards the end, but by then, the race was lost and even our place backers didn't see a return. Sunday and Monday racing have proved to be generally poor fayre of late and today looks to be following that same path!

But...every race must a winner and hopefully we can steer you towards one today as SotD clocks up the miles by heading back to Cumbria to look at a Northern specialist in a Class 5 Handicap Chase over 2m 1.5f. The going is set to be Good (but softer in places) and we're expecting to see 9 runners compete in the...

3.55 Cartmel

Trainer Harriet Graham doesn't have the largest yard in the North, with just 35 runners this year. She does, however have a decent record at Cartmel with a career win strike rate of 27% (7/26). This record is further improved to 6/11 in the last two years at the course, mainly due to the form displayed by today's selection, who had helped Mrs Graham towards a record of 5/12 in Cartmel chases (4/6 in the last 2 yrs!)

Our selection today is another old warrior: Soul Magic, whose record in Cartmel chases reads: 61111 and his record in chases over course & distance reads 1111. He notched up 4 consecutive C&D victories last "summer" and will hope to extend that run on his reappearance today. He wasn't on the top of his game at Hexham last time out, coming back from a two-month break, but he is expected to come on for that outing.

He is reunited with Gary Rutherford today, who was on board for 3 of the 4 C&D wins and also takes a useful 5lbs off today, which should help. it's not the best looking contest in the world, but as I said earlier, it needs a winner (and so do we!) and at 4/1 BOG generally, Soul Magic looks a decent proposition.

I'm taking the 4/1 BOG, but you can always pop back later to...

Click here for the latest odds for the 3.55 Cartmel.