Stat of the Day, 12th October 2015
The recent softening of conditions has led to a spate of hold-up horses not being able to reel the leaders back in, but the opposite happened to us on Saturday, where it could be argued that our runner hit the front too soon.
Gracious John was headed just inside the final furlong and although he stuck to the task and kept on, he didn't have the pace to go with the two that passed him and we had to settle for a third placed finish at 11/4.
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A Class 4, 3yo handicap over 1m2f, where Marcus Tregoning's Thames Knight could offer some real value at 7/1 BOG, as he comes here in great form having won back to back handicaps over this trip at Bath in August (1 on good to soft), before finishing 3rd at Goodwood over 1m3f last time out. He was on the wrong side of the track that day as the two ahead of him raced on the opposite (and evidently quicker!) side of the track.
Marcus Tregoning has been profitable to back blindly on the Flat for the last eight seasons with his 142 winners from 1023 runners providing a 13.9% strike rate and level stakes profits of 164.4pts at an ROI of 16.1% : excellent figures for such a large data-set, with his handicappers winning 86 of 496 (17.3% SR) for 123.8pts (25% ROI).
Of those 496 handicappers...
- those running over trips of 1m to 1m3f are 43/266 (16.2% SR) for 118.4pts (+25% ROI)
- 3 yr olds are 46/242 (17.6% SR) for 75.4pts (+28.8% ROI)
- in 3yo only races, they are 29/180 (16.1% SR) for 69.8pts (+38.8% ROI)
- geldings are 22/153 (14.4% SR) for 58pts (+37.9% ROI)
- Class 4 runners are 27/125 (21.6% SR) for 51.3pts (+41% ROI)
Now Marcus has four runners out today, but with three of them off to Salisbury, Thames Knight is the yard's sole representative here today and on the occasions when Marcus has only had one runner at a track since the start of 2010, he has bagged 96 winners from 650 (14.8% SR) runners for profits of 164pts (+25.3% ROI) and in Flat handicaps, those numbers improve to 42 winners from 240 (17.5% SR) for 61.6pts (+25.7% ROI).
Of those 240 handicappers...
- runners over 1m to 1m3f are 22/129 (17.1% SR) for 62.1pts (+48.2% ROI)
- Class 4 runners are 16/60 (26.7% SR) for 50.6pts (+84.4% ROI)
- Class 4 runners at 1m to 1m3f are 7/33 (21.2% SR) for 18.1pts (+54.9% ROI)
The 7/1 BOG about Thames Knight is available at Bet365, Betfair, BetVictor and Boylesports and you can take your pick of the bookies, when you...
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