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Stat of the Day, 2nd July 2013

Stat of the Day

Stat of the Day

Stat of the Day, 2nd July 2013

A great start to July as our 11/2 shot Talent Scout just about got home after being well backed and sent off as the 7/2 favourite. Conceding weight all round and bidding for a hat trick, he was boldly ridden by Gemma Tutty whose decision to strike out up front and make all was justified as she managed to hold off the fast finishing Lord Franklin by a neck.

Jockeys can often be criticised for making poor judgement calls regarding the pace of a race, but not this time, I'm happy to go on record to say that Gemma Tutty was fantastic yesterday and I'm hoping that one of her fellow lady jockeys can repeat the feat today in the...

3.45 Brighton

The lady jockey in question here at Brighton is Nicole Nordblad whose figures here at this track are extraordinary to say the least. She has won five of her six races here to date and the only blot on the form line was a 2nd placed finish behind Highlife Dancer who then won his following race too. So, she has a record of 111121 here with those five winners producing a fantastic 69.73pts profit at betfair SP (+1162%).

Just the one ride for Nicole today: Beacon Lady, a filly who is also developing into a Brighton specialist with a course record of 12021, generating 19.14pts profit from those five runs: a return of almost 383% over stakes invested.

Nicole has ridden this horse on four previous occasions and has won twice and runner-up once (121 here at Brighton, with the unplaced effort coming at Chepstow). Beacon Lady is raised 6lbs for her recent exploits, but her form, her liking for the track, her partnership with the jockey who has great record here and the drop in trip (which may slightly negate the weight rise) still give me encouragement for this one today.

The racecard for this contest is here.

She's highly likely to go off as favourite and I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't run at 2/1 or shorter, so I'm happy enough to place my 1pt bet on Beacon Lady at 5/2 BOG this morning. This price is widely available (I'm on with BetVictor), but she was 11/4 when I started writing this piece, so I'd advise you to...

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Stat of the Day, 8th August 2012

Stat of the Day 08/08

Stat of the Day 08/08

Stat of the Day, 8th August 2012

Well, I got it right yesterday and I got it wrong! I highlighted Silvestre de Sousa's excellent record on horses priced at 6/1 or under when riding at Catterick and yesterday he returned figures of 21611, with 3 winners at SP's of 1/1, 6/5 and 6/4, all of which were available at much better prices earlier in the day. Sod's law dictates that we were on the only unplaced mount for SotD, but the overall stat was a good one!

We could do with a winner today, before August's current deficit gets too large, so we're going back to Sunbury-on-Thames for a trip around the Polytrack. Our featured race is a Class 4 Apprentice Handicap for horses aged 4yrs and over. The newly laid surface is expected to be on the slow side of Standard, as eight runners go to post to tackle 11 furlongs in the...

6.00 Kempton

Trainer Hans Adielsson has a reasonable record in these 4yrs + handicaps at Kempton with 4 winners and 5 further places from just 25 attempts and he sends just one runner to the track tonight in the shape of Hurricane Spirit, our pick of the day.

Now normally a win ratio of 16% and 36% for the place wouldn't quite be enough to justify inclusion within SotD, so we turn our attention to the jockey. Our pilot today is Nicole Nordblad and she has the best record at Kempton of all the other jockeys she'll face today. Nicole hails from Sweden and she's becoming a rapidly rising star on these shores with some excellent displays. Her own personal record at Kempton is very good indeed for an apprentice: 8 wins and 8 places from 40 rides. Those 8 wins have generated a level stakes profit of some £60.75 at SP: a return of over 150% above stakes.

Hurricane Spirit is also Nicole's only scheduled ride today, so we should be assured she'll be giving it her all. As for the horse himself, he's also no stranger to the winners' enclosure at Kempton either, having secured 4 victories from just thirteen attempts at the track at decent prices to boot. He clearly goes well here at Kempton and we can excuse a poor run in Sweden last time out. Our selection is currently a best-priced 13/2 BOG with Bet365 and there's probably plenty enough in that price to take an E/W bet today, if you wanted to go that route. I, however, think that we've an excellent chance of putting some profit in the bank and it'll be 13/2 BOG win only for me, but you can always...

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