Stat of the Day, 30th October
And the barren spell continues. While Barista never looked like winning yesterday, just a neck and a short head separated him from second spot and a 7/5 place return. Onwards and downwards we go and today it’s the Garrison for us, and the…
We’re nothing if not persistent here at SotD, and today I’ve found another ‘bombproof’ (ahem) place pick, soft ground specialist, Blue Shoes.
This fellow loves mud like I love Guinness, and he’s hit the board seven out of eight times on soft ground. Alas, as yesterday, that sequence includes only one win, which tempers enthusiasm, but we need to get a return and this fellow promises price and prospect.
Blue Shoes has also hit the frame ten from thirteen starts at six furlongs, and that run contains three gold medals. Moreover, he’s been in the frame in each of his four starts at Catterick, and has no truck with the grade either.
We’re due a change of fortune and this chap could just be the one. He’s 9/1 BOG with Ladbrokes, and that’s worth taking each way.