Stat of the Day, 17th July 2019

Tuesday’s pick was…

5.15 Beverley : Thorntoun Care @ 9/2 BOG WON at 9/2 (Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead last strides

Wednesday’s pick runs in the…

2.50 Uttoxeter :

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Dutch Canyon @ 6/1 BOG

…in a 13-runner, Class 5, Novices Handicap Chase for 4yo+ over 3m½f on Good ground worth £2989 to the winner…


This 9 yr old gelding comes here seeking a hat-trick after back to back Class 5 chase wins at Hexham & Cartmel, 32 and 19 days ago respectively, both over trips of 3m½f  to 3m1½f under today’s jockey Sam Coltherd who again claims 3lbs.

The Hexham run was his yard debut  as he defied a 301 day absence and although now 4lbs higher than LTO, I think he’s still ahead of the assessor and the drop back in trip will help.

He is trained by Stuart Coltherd, one of the trainers I look out for in an angle I blandly named “Summer Chases”. The basic premise is that in UK NH handicap chases during May to August, Stuart’s runners are 8 from 36 (22.2% SR) for 14.01pts (+38.9% ROI) over the last four “summers” (it might be warm now, but I use the term loosely).

36 runners isn’t a huge dataset, but certain angles crop up too regularly for them to be just chance or coincidence, as the 8/36 includes…

  • 8/32 (25%) for 18.01pts (+56.3%) from males
  • 8/30 (26.7%) for 20.01pts (+66.7%) in races worth less than £6,000
  • 7/24 (29.2%) for 21.21pts (+88.4%) at 11-25 days since last run
  • 7/23 (30.4%) for 12.32pts (+53.6%) at odds of 9/4 to 5/1
  • 6/29 (20.7%) for 0.28pts (+0.95%) ridden by Sam Coltherd
  • 6/22 (27.3%) for 17.97pts (+81.7%) at Class 5
  • 5/18 (27.8%) for 5.77pts (+32.1%) from 8/9 yr olds
  • 5/11 (45.5%) for 14.28pts (+129.8%) at 3m½f  to 3m1½f
  • 4/12 (33.3%) for 8.06pts (+67.2%) in 2019
  • and 2/8 (25%) for 1.22pts (+15.3%) from LTO winners

…whilst males ridden by Sam and sent off at 5/1 or shorter in a race worth less than £6k, some 11-25 days after they last ran  = 5 from 9 (55.6% SR) for 15.48pts (+171.9% ROI) and these include 4/7 at Class 5, 4/7 at 3m½f  to 3m1½f, 3/5 from 8/9 yr olds, 2/3 from LTO winners and 2/2 in 2019…

…and those racing 3m½f  to 3m1½f at Class 5 are 4 from 6 (66.6%) for 14.48pts (+241.4%)…

…giving us… a 1pt win bet on Dutch Canyon @ 6/1 BOG as offered by BetVictor & Hills at 5.35pm on Tuesday. To see what your preferred bookie is quoting…

click here for the betting on the 2.50 Uttoxeter

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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!

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