Stat of the Day, 9th August 2012
No joy again yesterday, and a change of chair today. It's August, the sun is shining (briefly), and so we're off to the seaside, down south.
We're headed for the…
Mark Johnston is a man in ridiculously good form just now. He's had 26 winners in the last fourteen days for a level stakes profit of 64.71 points!
His record at Brighton is excellent, too, with five year figures of thirteen winners from 44 runners, for a profit of 40.32 units.
And today, he's got one of those 3yo middle distance handicappers against older horses that I love at this time of year.
The horse in question is called Maastricht, and this is his first run outside of his own age group. As a consequence, he gets the juicy weight for age allowances against his elders here. That means that, although he's only a pound off top weight, he actually carries twelve pounds - almost a stone - less than top weight. Nice.
The trip should be fine, and so should Brighton's quirky track, and this is a big drop in class to Class 4. So far this season, he's been running in Class 2 and 3. The ground should be spot on too and Kieren Fallon will provide every assistance from the saddle.
Whilst Richard Hannon's three year old, Varnish, is also getting allowances, he has been running in this class to date, and needs to improve.
Maastricht is 9/2 BOG in a couple of places, and I'll take that win only, but you can always…
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