Stat of the Day: 8th July 2012
Some respite for SotD followers yesterday as Redera came home in 3rd place. He finished more than 8 lengths in front of the next horse, but he never looked like troubling the first two home. In fact, he was some 15 lengths shy of the runner-up! But as an E/W bet, we collected something and we move on to fight again!
It's all about course specialists today as we head off to rural Lincolnshire for a 2 mile, 6.5 furlong Class 4 Handicap Chase, where ten runners will do battle on the soft ground in the...
4.15 Market Rasen
As I said earlier, we're looking at course specialists today: trainer Barry Leavy's record over the last couple of years reads 11330, whilst jockey Timmy Murphy's record at the track reads 01221 and none of Mr Leavy's five runners were ridden by Mr Murphy. The fact they both have 2 winners and 2 places from 5 is purely coincidental: but the kind of thing we like here at SotD!
It will, by now, not be a surprise to hear both trainer and jockey have just one entry planned for today and that is obviously our selection for today: Kirkhammerton.
Kirkhammerton, himself, is no stranger to Market Rasen, with his own record here in the last couple of years reading 133: including a win and a place over today's chase course. Kirkhammerton was narrowly beaten by Delgany Gunner at Uttoxeter last time out, but our selection re-opposes 2lbs better off today, which should be enough to reverse that form and he's now carrying bottom weight, which looks very lenient if he can run to anything like the form he is capable of producing.
I was half tempted to suggest another E/W bet, but I think the 7/1 BOG on offer at both Ladbrokes and William Hill is very reasonable, so I have taken some of that as a win only bet. If you choose to wait or even go E/W on this one, then I recommend you...
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