Stat of the Day, 27th September 2012
Refractor was disappointing yesterday, as Martin Lane seemed to have timed his run for the line just right, but when the button was pushed, the response was inadequate and he didn't even get placed. He lost 3rd place virtually on the line, finally finishing 4th at 9/2, marginally shorter than our advised 5/1.
We're heading back up North today for a Class 4 Handicap Chase over
2 miles 4.5 furlongs. 8 runners are set to jump off on good ground to compete for The Centenary Silver Plate also known as the...
Malcolm Jefferson doesn't send many horses to Perth, just 10 in the last two years in fact. Those 10 runners however have yielded 3 winners and a place with a level stakes profit of some 24pts. Of those 10 runners,
6 have been chasers and those 6 runners have a record of 5311P1 for a 28pt profit.
Malcolm's yard is in decent nick too, despite a dearth of action recently. He's had just 9 runners out in the last two months, but their record of 112671432 for another 28.5pt profit is also highly impressive.
Today's SotD selection : Aneyeforaneye is responsible for a 11/2 win and a 2nd place from those 9 runners in the last 2 months, so the horse herself is in decent form, showing some promise on her only two chase outings to date. She only went down by a length last time out, whilst trying to give 6lbs to the winner. Her overall career record is pretty good too, with 3 wins already to date from 16 outings, but more tellingly she has only failed to make the frame on three occasions, showing great consistency.
This race is possibly a bit tougher than her two previous races, but she has run well in this class before, scoring 2 wins from 7 at Class 4 with an overall record at this level of 3213142.
This level of consistency allied to the fact it's a tougher contest leads me to advising an E/W bet today, and as the current market is showing 9/1 BOG (bet365, Betfred and Boylesports) and 10/1 non-BOG with
Sporting Bet, this seems to be the sensible (and safer!) option.
So, for SotD records purposes, I'll be taking 0.5pts E/W at 9/1 BOG on Aneyeforaneye,
but I suggest that you...
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P.S. I should also point out that Mr Jefferson has another chaser in the 5.05 Perth in the form of
The Magic Bishop, who also looks to have a good chance today. (currently 9/2 BOG with BetVictor)
in a race the trainer won last year