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Stat of the Day, 20th June 2019

Wednesday’s pick was… 7.10 Chelmsford : Indeed @ 7/2 BOG WON at 6/1 (Chased leader, led over 1f out, edged left, stayed on well) Thursday’s pick runs in the… 6.00 Ffos Las : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the […]

Stat of the Day, 29th February 2020

Friday’s pick was… 7.15 Newcastle : Watheer @ 3/1 BOG 5th at 5/1 (Prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until no extra and lost place towards finish and beaten by two lengths) Saturday’s pick runs in the… 6.30 Southwell : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick […]

Stat of the Day, 28th February 2020

Thursday’s pick was… 3.25 Ludlow : Cap St Vincent @ 9/2 BOG PU at 3/1 (Held up, headway 13th, mistake next, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out) Friday’s pick runs in the… 7.15 Newcastle : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll […]

My Cheltenham Ante Post Portfolio

As longer-suffering readers will know, around this time each year I share my current Cheltenham Festival ante post bets. These include stakes and prices, non-runners, the lot. There’s nothing to hide: some people bet more, some less, whatever. Anyway, I hope it makes for vaguely interesting reading; and I hope that there are some winners […]

Cheltenham Festival Preview Notes

I was asked to sit on the panel for a Cheltenham Festival preview last night. Being the diligent dutiful type I both agreed to do it and prepared some notes. Rather than keep those notes to myself and the small group of people in the room, it makes sense to share them on here. These […]

Stat of the Day, 27th February 2020

Wednesday’s pick was… 4.40 Musselburgh : Summer Lightening @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 5/1 (Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place after next, ridden 7th, closed on outside next, weakened before normal 3 out (actual 2 out)) : she showed very little desire to get involved. Thursday’s pick runs in the… 3.25 Ludlow : Before I […]

Stat of the Day, 26th February 2020

Tuesday’s pick was… 4.45 Catterick : Mamoo @ 11/2 BOG WON at 7/1 (Mid-division, headway after 3 out, challenged towards stands side rail next, not clear run and switched inside between last 2, soon ridden, stayed on to lead towards finish) : nice to “nick” one and the other mentioned horse also won for a […]

Stat of the Day, 25th February 2020

Monday’s pick was… 7.00 Wolverhampton : Reeves @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 5/1 (Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish) : three runners-up on the bounce for us now! Tuesday’s pick runs in the… 4.45 Catterick : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder […]

Stat of the Day, 24th February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 6.30 Chelmsford : Victory Bond @ 5/2 BOG 2nd at 3/1 (Went right start, led, steadied halfway, quickened 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up inside final 2f, ran on but headed at post, beaten by a nose) : this sort of typifies my luck right now, but for bad […]

Monday Musings: Going Solo in the Triumph?

Do you believe the evidence of your eyes, or the less subjective, cold mathematics of the clock?  Solo, in the Weatherbys-sponsored Adonis Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday put in possibly the race’s most overwhelming winning performance in the past decade, galloping 13 lengths clear of the previously-unbeaten Fujimoto Flyer, writes Tony Stafford. The runner-up, bred […]

Stat of the Day, 24th February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 6.30 Chelmsford : Victory Bond @ 5/2 BOG 2nd at 3/1 (Went right start, led, steadied halfway, quickened 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up inside final 2f, ran on but headed at post, beaten by a nose) : this sort of typifies my luck right now, but for bad […]

SotD Update, 17th to 22nd February 2020

Well, I’m certainly in a hole right now after a second successive week without a winner and the pressure’s really on now to try and salvage some pride/money from this wretched month. Is there anything positive to draw from this week’s performance? Actually, yes, I think there is after seeing both Friday’s and particular Saturday’s […]

Stat of the Day, 22nd February 2020

Friday’s pick was… 5.45 Wolverhampton : Bell Heather @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 6/1 (Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on) Saturday’s pick runs in the… 6.30 Chelmsford : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the […]

Stat of the Day, 21st February 2020

Thursday’s pick was… 4.50 Southwell : Bolt N Brown @ 11/4 BOG 4th at 3/1 (Led, headed over 2f out, no extra) Friday’s pick runs in the… 5.45 Wolverhampton : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the selection between 8.00am and […]

Stat of the Day, 20th February 2020

Wednesday’s pick was… 3.55 Doncaster : My Old Gold @ 4/1 BOG 4th at 5/2 (Raced wide, held up, not fluent 1st, headway 12th, ridden and weakened after 3 out) Thursday’s pick runs in the… 4.50 Southwell : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll […]

Stat of the Day, 19th February 2020

Tuesday’s pick was… 8.00 Southwell : Social City @ 3/1 BOG 7th at 5/2 (Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 1f out) Wednesday’s pick runs in the… 3.55 Doncaster : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the selection between 8.00am […]

Stat of the Day, 18th February 2020

Monday’s pick was… 4.30 Carlisle : Princess Mononoke @ 5/2 BOG 4th at 6/1 (Held up, slow 1st, outpaced 11th, hanging left before 4 out, soon well beaten) Tuesday’s pick runs in the… 8.00 Southwell : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and […]

Monday Musings: Triskaidekaphilia?

The number 13 is supposed to have unlucky connotations, writes Tony Stafford. Events thirteen years ago next weekend were the reverse for me. As the tall, mid-European said having approached me with a yellowish-coloured ring between his fingers all those years ago: “It’s your lucky day!” He could hardly have imagined that his theatrical display […]

Stat of the Day, 17th February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 1.30 Haydock : Glinger Flame @ 6/1 BOG 5th at 6/1 (Held up, slow 1st, outpaced 11th, hanging left before 4 out, soon well beaten) Monday’s pick runs in the… 4.30 Carlisle : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and […]

Stat of the Day, 17th February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 1.30 Haydock : Glinger Flame @ 6/1 BOG 5th at 6/1 (Held up, slow 1st, outpaced 11th, hanging left before 4 out, soon well beaten) Monday’s pick runs in the… 4.30 Carlisle : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and […]

SotD Update, 10th to 15th February 2020

Well, what can I say? My current form is as bad (if not worse) than the weather, but I need my fortunes to improve sooner than the Met office are saying the weather will! 0 from 6 is poor, but when they finish 264655, it’s dreadful. The highlight of the was Monday and it then […]

Stat of the Day, 15th February 2020

Friday’s pick was… 3.50 Fakenham : Penny Mallow @ 5/2 BOG 5th at 2/1 (Disputed lead until led 6th, headed before 10th, lost place 3 out) Saturday’s pick runs in the… 1.30 Haydock : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the […]

Sat TV Trends: 15th Feb 2020

With the equine flu situation now over, racing is back and it’s back with a bang! With the ITV cameras covering some of last week’s lost races we’ve now 10 contests to take in from Ascot, Haydock, Wincanton and even  heading over to Ireland for the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. So, to help […]

2020 Unibet Champion Hurdle Preview

It’s mid-February and high time for the very first ante post preview, of the Champion Hurdle, ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. The Festival is confirmed alive and kicking as runners head to the start for the first of the week’s open championship races and, while this year’s renewal looks lacking in star quality, it […]

Stat of the Day, 14th February 2020

Thursday’s pick was… 3.00 Leicester : Troubled Soul @ 10/3 BOG 6th at 7/1 (Not always fluent, in rear on outside, some headway 9th, hit 12th, soon well beaten) Friday’s pick runs in the… 3.50 Fakenham : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify […]

Stat of the Day, 13th February 2020

Wednesday’s pick was… 2.20 Southwell : Liamba @ 9/2 BOG 4th at 6/1 (Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out) Thursday’s pick runs in the… 3.00 Leicester : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and share the selection between 8.00am and […]

Stat of the Day, 12th February 2020

Tuesday’s pick was… 5.20 Newcastle : Lady Alavesa @ 10/3 BOG 6th at 5/2 (Held up in rear, smooth headway near side of group halfway, chased leaders 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out) Wednesday’s pick runs in the… 2.20 Southwell : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of […]

Stat of the Day, 11th February 2020

Monday’s pick was… 4.10 Plumpton : Velvet Cognac @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 15/2 (Led until after 1st, chased leader until before 3 out, went 2nd again before next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner) Tuesday’s pick runs in the… 5.20 Newcastle : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of […]

Stat of the Day, 10th February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 4.10 Newbury : Highest Sun @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 10/3 (Raced keenly, made most until mistake and headed 14th, lost 2nd approaching next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off) Monday’s pick runs in the… 4.15 Plumpton : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the […]

Stat of the Day, 10th February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 4.10 Newbury : Highest Sun @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 10/3 (Raced keenly, made most until mistake and headed 14th, lost 2nd approaching next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off) Monday’s pick runs in the… 4.15 Plumpton : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the […]

Monday Musings: French Imports Galore

As Storm Ciara wipes out racing in the British Isles, I thought a leisurely mid-morning Sunday rather than a 4 a.m. Monday start would make for a nice change, writes Tony Stafford. It’s windy here too, and I keep thinking the front door’s about to blow in. I’ll let you know if it does. A […]

SotD Update, 3rd to 8th February 2020

Last week was the proverbial Curate’s egg : good in parts. Ilhabela Fact was a nice SP-beating winner and we’d a couple of other placers. The stats for the month will show that we’re one winner shy of parity for both strike rate and profitability and we really needed another of the placers to get […]

Stat of the Day, 8th February 2020

Friday’s pick was… 3.05 Southwell : Thunderoad @ 5/1 BOG 3rd at 9/4 (Held up in touch on outside, headway into 2nd over 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish) – the lack of a finish showed why he’s now 0/19. […]

Sat TV Trends: 8th Feb 2020

We’ve plenty more Cheltenham Festival clues on offer this weekend with cracking cards at both Newbury and Warwick. The Denman Chase, Betfair Hurdle and Betfair Exchange Chase (Game Spirit) are the feature races at Newbury, while the ITV cameras also head to Warwick. As always we’ve got all the ITV LIVE races covered for you key […]

Stat of the Day, 7th February 2020

Thursday’s pick was… 7.00 Newcastle : Athollblair Boy @ 11/4 BOG 4th at 2/1 (Awkward start, in rear, ridden over 1f out, went never dangerous 4th inside final furlong) Friday’s pick runs in the… 3.05 Southwell : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify […]

Sat TV Trends: 7th March 2020

It’s the weekend before Cheltenham so the quality of racing always takes a bit of a backseat. This weekend the ITV cameras head to Sandown (Abandoned) with the Paddy Power Imperial Cup their feature, and don’t forget the winner of the race will be up for a £100k bonus if they go onto land any […]

Stat of the Day, 6th February 2020

Wednesday’s pick was… 4.00 Southwell : Jan Van Hoof @ 7/2 BOG 10th at 8/1 (Always in rear) Thursday’s pick runs in the… 7.00 Newcastle : 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 […]

Stat of the Day, 5th February 2020

Tuesday’s pick was… 7.30 Kempton : Ilhabela Fact @ 11/4 BOG WON at 7/4 (Prominent, effort on inside over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on) Wednesday’s pick runs in the… 4.00 Southwell : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the […]

Stat of the Day, 4th February 2020

Monday’s pick was… 6.30 Wolverhampton : Comeatchoo @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 9/2 (Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led and edged left entering final furlong, ran on under pressure, headed last strides) Tuesday’s pick runs in the… 7.30 Kempton : Before I post the […]

Stat of the Day, 3rd February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 2.40 Musselburgh : Locker Room Talk @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 5/1 (Led, driven and headed turning in, ridden before 3 out, one pace and no impression when left 3rd next, plugged on) Monday’s pick runs in the… 6.30 Wolverhampton : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how […]

Monday Musings: A Bumper Haul for Geegeez!

No, I wasn’t imagining it. For the second time in 15 days, a concluding bumper on a Taunton card was dominated by a female horse trained by Anthony Honeyball and ridden in geegeez.co.uk’s red, black and white colours by Rex Dingle, writes Tony Stafford. On Saturday January 18, Coquelicot, third time out, had come wide […]

Stat of the Day, 3rd February 2020

Saturday’s pick was… 2.40 Musselburgh : Locker Room Talk @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 5/1 (Led, driven and headed turning in, ridden before 3 out, one pace and no impression when left 3rd next, plugged on) Monday’s pick runs in the… 6.30 Wolverhampton : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how […]

SotD Update, 27th Jan to 1st Feb 2020

Thankfully, two of the three January winners I was hoping for finally materialised to help the month finish in a similar manner to how it started. This meant that despite a desperate mid-month dip in form, we were still able to record a profit for January, albeit a fairly small one. A 20.8% strike rate […]

Sat TV Trends: 22nd Feb 2020

This weekend the ITV cameras head to Kempton, with the Betway Handicap Chase their feature contest, while they are also at Lingfield for the Betway Winter Derby and the Newcastle for their Vertem Eider Chase. As always, we are  on hand with all the key trends and stats for the LIVE ITV races. Use these […]

Stat of the Day, 1st February 2020

Friday’s pick was… 3.05 Catterick : Casual Cavalier @ 11/4 BOG WON at 5/1 (Tracked leaders, disputed lead from 7th, led 4 out, 3 lengths clear 2 out, ridden out flat, held on near finish) – a very satisfactory end to a frustrating month that also started well, but had a serious dip in the […]

Sat TV Trends: 1st Feb 2020

Sandown, Musselburgh and Wetherby provide the LIVE ITV action this Saturday with seven races spread across the three venues. As always, we got it all covered with all the key trends – use these stats to help find the best past winning profiles to help whittle down the runners and hopefully pin-point a few winners. […]

Stat of the Day, 31st January 2020

Thursday’s pick was… 2.45 Ffos Las : Mr Clarkson @ 4/1 BOG 5th at 7/2 (Chased leader to 7th, weakened after 14th, tailed off and well beaten)  Friday’s pick runs in the… 3.05 Catterick : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I’ll identify and […]

Stat of the Day, 30th January 2020

Wednesday’s pick was… 6.45 Kempton : Glenn Coco @ 7/2 BOG 5th at 3/1 (Chased leaders, led entering final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened soon after)  Thursday’s pick runs in the… 2.45 Ffos Las : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how […]

Stat of the Day, 29th January 2020

Tuesday’s pick was… 4.10 Newcastle : Ladronne @ 11/4 BOG WON at 15/8 (Held up and behind, switched right before not fluent 3 out, closed a little after 2 out, not fluent and still plenty to do last, ridden final 100 yards and finished with a flourish to lead close home) – I thought the […]

Stat of the Day, 28th January 2020

Monday’s pick was… 6.30 Wolverhampton : Lucky Lodge @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 13/2 (Raced keenly, chased leaders on outside, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon hung right, headed and no extra close home) – pretty much typifying my luck right now! Tuesday’s pick runs in the… 4.10 Newcastle : Before I post the […]