Stat of the Day, 14th August 2012

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Stat of the Day, 14th August 2012

Another non-runner yesterday, this time held up by the nasty accident on the M6 involving amongst other vehicles, a horse box, and a dead horse. Very sad.

Today, we're away to a beautiful town in the West Country for the …

4.00 Bath

We've got a trainer in dazzling form today, and a horse with an enviable distance record. The trainer is Robert Cowell, whose sprinters in August this year have won three (including a Listed race in France), and placed twice more, from just seven runners.

Those placed horses were a runner up (Spirit Quartz) in a Group 2, and a 20/1 third (Lui Rei) in the 27-strong Stewards' Cup!

Oh, and Mr Cowell does all right with his Bath runners too, rare though they are. In fact, he's run just five at this track in the last five years, and three have won.

Like today's SotD pick, all three were three-year-olds, and they've accumulated 23 units of profit between them.

So allow me to introduce you to Cats Eyes. This lass has actually won three of her five starts at today's five furlong trip, including one over course and distance.

Since her last win three runs back, she was beaten less than five lengths on suitably soft ground (all wins on decent ground or fast all weather), and then may have been drawn on the wrong side - or perhaps not good enough - in a typically competitive York handicap. That latter race was over half a furlong more which may not have suited, as she seems an out and out speedball.

Her last win was off 68 and today she races from four pounds higher in the handicap, but more materially in a higher class. Despite that, she has a lot in her favour: trip, track, going, jockey (Shane Kelly has won twice on her), trainer form... and possibly draw too.

Cats Eyes has the one stall here and, in a race with a fair bit of pace, she ought to be able to track and finish. Granted normal luck in running, she has a fine chance of a place at least, and 14/1 looks too big.

That price is available with bet365, and they'll pay you starting price if that is bigger. Each way today, at the aforementioned 14/1 with the aforementioned bookie.

Click here for the latest odds for the 4.00 Bath.

11 thoughts on “Stat of the Day, 14th August 2012

  1. Chris

    Morning Matt, not specifically related to today’s pick, but I use to get e-mail reminder when Stat of the Day posted – has this stopped at your end or have I managed to do something stupid at mine, which is highly likely!!

    Cheers, Chris

    1. Matt Bisogno Post author

      Hi Chris

      We did email for the first few, but since then (about eight months now!), there are no daily emails about Stat of the Day.

      However, if you’re on Twitter, a message does go out on there from my @mattbisogno account when SotD (and all other Geegeez posts) have been posted.


  2. Chris

    Thanks Matt, I do follow on twitter although with twitter, you can easily miss the worthwhile tweets amongst the dross!!! Such a good site, I do try and check in everyday and it is almost a habit now, and a very rewarding one.

    As always, many thanks for the great work and tips….Friday of Goodwood was sensational even by your high standards!!

    Cheers, Chris

  3. Ian L

    Hi Matt – good to know that. I admit I have only just been able to log on 11.30 am but the 14/1 is now down to 8s, so twitter might help me get the early prices. BW Ian

  4. Chris

    Can’t keep a good man down for long!! Great selection Matt, and a timely boost to my Bill Hill account, which had just got down to zero before Cats Eyes obliged.

    Thanks, Chris

  5. Chris Worrall Post author

    Woo-hoo! Well done, boss! 😀
    Double bet on this from me today, as Mal Boyle also highlighted it in Well, I Declare: another of our excellent features here on geegeez (shameless plug!)

  6. Mondo

    As well as Mal, Mike also gave this on Edge Your Bets. All in all a no-brainer, although I only got 8 on Betfair, but well better than the SP of 5/1. Well done all round!

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