Stat of the Day, 25th July 2020

Friday's pick was...

3.00 Beverley : Global Exceed @ 7/2 BOG 5th at 3/1 (Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on wide outside chasing leaders 2f out, soon every chance, weakened towards finish) 

Saturday's pick runs in the...

2.15 Newmarket :

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Indie Angel @ 9/4 an 8-runner, Class 3 Fillies Flat handicap for 3yo+ over 7f on Good to Firm ground worth £9,962 to the winner...


Early post tonight, as I'm out on a trip first thing tomorrow, but as usual, the unique Geegeez interactive racecard contains more supporting evidence/data than you could throw a stick at and it's all pretty self-explanatory.

In addition to that weight of evidence pointing towards a decent run for our money, we have an LTO winner dropping in class after an impressive victory over course and distance a fortnight ago.

All in all, there's enough above to hang a bet on, but SotD wouldn't be SotD if I didn't try to highlight an angle that might be unfamiliar to at least a few of you, so let's look at...

...trainer John Gosden's contribution to my "Late Summer Flat Hcps" microsystem. The name tells you exactly what I'm looking for and Mr G is one of a number of trainers of interest in what is usually the later part of the season. For the Gosden horses, I look at those running in Flat handicaps during July to September since 2016 and this gives me a starting point of...

...pretty solid numbers from blindly backing them, but they include of interest here...

  • 47/188 (25%) for 12.24pts (+6.5%) with 3 yr olds
  • 39/146 (26.7%) for 31.4pts (+21.5%) in races worth less than £13k
  • 34/130 (26.2%) for 55.17pts (+42.4%) in 3yo+ contests
  • 21/69 (30.4%) for 30pts (+43.5%) at Class 3
  • 17/68 (25%) for 7.16pts (+10.5%) with females
  • 17/58 (29.3%) for 42.41pts (+73.1%) from class droppers
  • and 8/21 (38.1%) for 20.69pts (+98.5%) for today's jockey Nicky Mackay...

...whilst 3 yr olds in Class 3 3yo+ contests worth less than £13k are 14 from 36 (38.9% SR) for 16.9pts (+47% ROI), including 6 winners from 9 dropping down 1 class... us... a 1pt win bet on Indie Angel @ 9/4 as was widely available at 9.35pm Friday, but as always please check your BOG status (*most are not BOG until later in the morning)To see a small sample of odds offered on this race... here for the betting on the 2.15 Newmarket

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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!

P.P.S. Please note I left for Greece on Monday 20/07 for two weeks to look at some hotels for my travel agency business and to get some R&R, so whilst I'll still be posting each day (except 04/08 when cover has been arranged), the timings may well be different.