Stat of the Day, 13th March 2020

Thursday's pick was...

3.45 Doncaster : Premier D'Troice @ 11/4 BOG PU at 2/1 (Raced wide and keen, tracked leader until 4th, chased leaders, lost place and struggling 6th, weakened quickly before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

Friday's pick runs in the...

6.00 Southwell :

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Gorgeous General @ 7/2 BOG a 12-runner, Class 6, A/W Handicap for 4yo+ over 6f on fibresand worth £2,782 to the winner...


Well, today's pick contains more than a passing nod to the Geegeez Horses for Courses report, that highlighted the potential suitability of the task ahead for this 5 yr old gelding who comes here in great form having won both his last two outings.

Both wins were here at Southwell, both in Class 6 handicaps and both under today's jockey, William Carver who again claims a useful 5lbs. The only difference between the two wins was that the first (30 days ago) was over 5f, whilst 16 days ago it was a 6f course and distance win.

With so much in common between those wins and today's contest, I'd fully expect similar tactics to employed here and with a draw in the higher half of numbers, the Geegeez Pace/Draw tab is quite enlightening...

Now back to the horse's suitability today...

He comes here not only in good recent form, but also boasting a record of 6 wins from 16 (37.5% SR) for profits of 12.92pts (+180.8% ROI) in A/W handicaps since the start of 2019 and having made the frame a total of 12 times (75%) in those races, he really has been a model of consistency with a string of results that include of relevance today...

  • 6/15 940%) for 13.92pts (+92.8%) at Class 6
  • 6/14 (42.9%) for 14.92pts (+106.6%) without headgear
  • 5/11 (45.5%) for 6pts (+54.5%) here at Southwell
  • 5/10 (50%) for 14.31pts (+143.1%) after less than 3 weeks rest
  • 5/8 (62.5%) for 9pts (+112.5%) under jockey William Carver
  • 5/8 (62.5%) for 9pts (+112.5%) at odds of Evens to 4/1
  • 3/5 (60%) for 11.88pts (+237.6%) after a win LTO
  • and 2/5 (40%) for 2.43pts (+48.6%) going left handed ie over course and distance...

...whilst sent off at Evens to 4/1 at Class 6 here at Southwell without headgear under William Carver after less than three weeks rest, he is 4 from 5 (80% SR) for 7.39pts (+147.8% ROI) including 2 from 3 after a win LTO and 2 from 2 over this 6f course and distance.

Trainer Liam Mullaney is another of those "small string trainers" that I turn to quite often for SotD and aside from today's pick, he has done well with his other runners at this venue, albeit from a very small sample size. Numerically we're looking at 4 winners from 6 (66.6% SR) for 8.67pts (+144.5% ROI) with his other Class 6 runners here at Southwell that were sent off shorter than 5/1 since 2015.

Of those six runners, he is...

  • 3/3 (100%) for 5.62pts (+187.5% ROI) with males
  • 3/3 (100%) for 5.62pts (+187.5% ROI) with those aged over 4
  • 2/2 (100%) for 4.24pts (+212%) with LTO winners

...and 2/2 (100%) for 4.24pts (+212%) with make LTO winners aged over 4. This admittedly small number of runners allied to the performance of today's pick should be enough to suggest a decent run for our money here...

...leading to...a 1pt win bet on Gorgeous General @ 7/2 BOG as was available from Bet365, BetVictor & SkyBet at 8.05am Friday with plenty of 10/3 BOG elsewhere, but as always please check your BOG status. To see what your preferred bookie is quoting... here for the betting on the 6.00 Southwell

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Here is today's racecard

P.S. all P/L returns quoted in the stats above are to Betfair SP, as I NEVER bet to ISP and neither should you. I always use BOG bookies for SotD, wherever possible, but I use BFSP for the stats as it is the nearest approximation I can give, so I actually expect to beat the returns I use to support my picks. If that's unclear, please ask!