Stat of the Day, 6th August 2020

Wednesday's pick was...

5.35 Lingfield : Alezan @ 4/1 BOG 8th at 5/2 (Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong) 

Thursday's pick runs in the...

5.20 Stratford :

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See The Sea @ 3/1 BOG a 7-runner, Class 3, Mares Handicap Hurdle for 3yo+ over 2m½f on Good ground worth £5,393 to the winner... 


As I set my daily reports to generate qualifiers at an A/E of 1.25 or greater and an IV of 1.50 and greater, this runner appeared 6 times in my report this morning, as you can see below...







and to be honest, there's probably enough there to hang a bet on, but rather than just lean heavily on very recent (14/30 day) form, let's take a closer look at trainer Donald McCain's record here at Stratford, shall we?

The above says he has a 14 from 61 (almost 23% SR) record here over the last five years, which is decent enough to retain my interest and spark me to look closer and when I did just that, I found that in hurdles contests since the start of 2016, his runners racing over trips no further than 2m3f were...

...with a win ratio of almost 1 in 3 and an ROI of almost 175% at betfair SP and now that's really interesting/relevant and a far better stat to hang the bet upon. Of those 31 runners...

  • 10/21 (47.6%) for 64.1pts (+305.2%) at 11-45 dslr
  • 10/15 (66.6%) for 70.1pts (+467.3%) in 4-7 runner contests
  • 9/19 (47.4%) for 61.77pts (+325.1%) during June to September
  • 8/17 (47.1%) for 19.89pts (+117%) at odds of 6/1 and shorter
  • 5/20 (25%) for 20.05pts (+100.2%) over this 2m½f C&D
  • 5/12 (41.7%) for 9.54pts (+79.5%) off a mark (OR) of 120 or higher
  • 4/10 (40%) for 8.71pts (+87.1%) with jockey Brian Hughes
  • 4/9 (44.4%) for 28.14pts (+312.6%) at Class 3
  • 3/8 (37.5%) for 22.42pts (+280.2%) with female runners
  • and 2/5 (40%) for 21.8pts (+436%) in female only races

...and the most exciting thing for me from stats perspective is that from the above, those returning from an 11-45 day break to run in a 4-7 runner contest during June to September are 9 from 9 (100% SR) for 71.77pts (+797.5% ROI) profit... us... a 1pt win bet on See The Sea @ 3/1 BOG as was widely available (inc several BOGs and Bet365 were a half point bigger) at 8.15 am Thursday, but as always please check your own BOG status (*some firms 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 5.20 Stratford

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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!