Stat of the Day: 18th July 2012
Well, folks, SotD went nap handed yesterday with our fifth consecutive winner. Our 13/2 shot Moon Trip opened at 5/1, eased in to 7/2 at the off and went away like a train. He made all from post to post and seemed to have plenty left at the end, finishing some 5 lengths clear of the field!
As each winner comes home recently, we're finding ourselves under increased pressure to keep the run going and in a bid to keep the scoreboard ticking over, we're travelling down to a damp, but leafy Lingfield for a Class 3 Handicap over 1m 5f. This was scheduled to be a mixed meeting, but all races today are now on the A/W surface and that should hopefully suit our selection in the...
Our selection today is The Holyman, who seems to enjoy the surface at Lingfield, having won three times and secured a further place from just five outings.
He was in fine form earlier in the year, notching up back to back victories at course & distance and has since been well rested. He should come back fresh and ready to try and repeat his front-running exploits from January & February. If he can hit the front and stay out of trouble, then he has a very good chance of making it home. This is, however, a tougher proposition than his previous outings and he does race from a pound out of the handicap, but all things considered, I think he will represent good value for at least a place.
All this considered, the increased difficulty is reflected in the price and The Holyman is generally a 12/1 chance, however Betfred are currently going 16/1 BOG, so I've taken that as an E/W bet for today, but you can always...
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