STATS/ANGLES OF INTEREST
- 2.30 Leic – Infinity – 5/1… (2nd 3/1) I was going to put this one in the ‘trainers in form’ bit but when I started digging there were a few more pointers of interest…Guest is the only trainer ‘in form’ in this race (using Geegeez trainer form indicators as a guide), 3/7, 3 places in the last 14 days. G Wood gets the leg up which is interesting. It is a shocker of a race but the horse’s best two runs of his last four have been over 7f on decent ground. The claim may make some difference. The trainer is 11/44, 19 places at the track in the last 5 years also- 5/11,9 places in C6 races at the track. Decent. The horse is top three in the speed ratings and gets cheekpieces for the first time. A bit there to go on I think, as a starting point..
2.50 Hamilton- Cruise ToTheLimit(NR) – 4/1… I thought I would flick through the Hamilton card and see if there were any potential lone front runners who could stay there. This one is the only out and out front runner in the race from what I can see and he also has a decent speed rating. He may well try and make all up the stand side rail. I noticed him at Thirsk on his last run where he tried to make all up the rail and led for 4f or so. That day was strange as most winners ran off the rail or were drawn low which was odd given the going/history. Maybe the nearside was ‘softer’ that day. This one is 4/20,11 places when returning within 10 days of last run, 3/11, 7 places when that run is over this distance. He is 19lb below his last win and this looks a good opportunity. Given he should get an easy lead he will be running out of excuses if he can’t go close here I think. Albeit I haven’t looked at the rest of them…
TTP: MAIN TRAINER SYSTEMS
Hamilton (any odds)
2.50 – Lady Wootton
5.50 – New Abbey Angel
OTT- 3.00 Leic – Permanent (16/1< guide)
SPRINT HANDICAP TEST ZONE
None. This bit will wind down a bit now as my attention/time etc slowly turns to the jumps. My tipping in sprint handicaps has been rather mixed this flat season, which has been rather torrid in general. Much to learn and improve on and I suspect this section will return next flat season where I will be trying my best to improve and offer something of value.
That is all for Monday.