Stat of the Day, 11th January 2020

Friday’s pick was…

2.00 Sedgefield : Instant Replay @ 10/3 BOG WON 6/4 (Chased leader, ridden between last 2, 2 lengths down last, stayed on to lead towards finish)

Saturday’s pick runs in the…

4.00 Warwick :

Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the selection in the evening before the following day’s race and I then add a detailed write-up later on that night/next morning.

Those happy to take the early price on trust can do so, whilst some might prefer to wait for my reasoning. As I fit the early service in around my family life, I can’t give an exact timing on the posts, so I suggest you follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for instant notifications of a published pick.

Who?

George Valentine @ 7/2 BOG

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…in an 18-runner, Class 5, National Hunt Flat race for 4-6yo over 2m on Soft ground worth £2,599 to the winner…

Why?

Matt in place of Chris for one day only, and we’ll be groping in the dark on Saturday as we side with an unraced horse in a field of unraced horses!

Stats to the fore then…

First up, trainer Harry Fry has an excellent record in NHF races. He’s 20 from 72 (17 more placed) for +12.08 (A/E 1.17, IV 2.63) in the last two years.

With horses making their career bow, he is 11 from 42, 8 further places (26% win, 45% placed) for +6.31 (A/E 1.16, IV 3.35) in the same time frame.

To remind you, A/E greater than 1 suggests the market has yet to catch up with the angle; IV greater than 1 means something happens more often than chance – in this case 2.63x and 3.35x as often as chance.

Fry is enjoying the good times again after a desperate season and a half. In the last 30 days, he’s won ten times from 33 starters (30%, +16.4, A/E 1.22, IV 2.91).

And he’s getting warmer rather than cooler by the look of it, as his 14 day figures are 7/20 (35%, +17.52, A/E 1.46, IV 3.28)

Much of the good stuff in the past month has been achieved with today’s jockey, Sean Bowen, the partnership winning with eight of 22 in that time (+23.67, A/E 1.52, IV 3.5). Bowen is an extremely talented – and strong – jockey.

This chap is a son of George Vancouver, his very first bumper runner. The trainer and, to a lesser degree, jockey angle(s) justify the statistical straw clutching…

…so it’s...a 1pt win bet on George Valentine @ 7/2 BOG as was available from Bet365, Unibet & Boylesports at 8pm Friday evening (but please check your BOG status first). To see what your preferred bookie is quoting…

click here for the betting on the 4.00 Warwick

Don’t forget, we offer a full interactive racecard service every day!

REMINDER: THERE IS NO STAT OF THE DAY ON SUNDAYS

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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