track-bias-diary-v2Sedgefield is a track for course experts and, since 2013, had we bet every last-time-out course winner at this venue we would have won 42 of our 122 bets (34.4% strike-rate) and made a profit of £152.20 to a £10 level stake at SP (+£247.50 at Betfair SP).

MAIN FACT is the latest qualifier, having won by five lengths at 28-1 over 2m1f here in late November. That was the five-year-old’s first run in a handicap hurdle and there could be more to come when he steps up in trip for the 2m4f Wills Property Services Handicap Hurdle this afternoon (1.10).

BRIDGE OF SIGHS (stall 1 of 11), who goes in division two of the 1m Play Slots At Handicap at Lingfield (1.50), is the latest qualifier on my ‘Chelmsford Flops’ system. These are horses that started at 12-1 or shorter when unplaced at Chelmsford on their latest outing who are now switching to a different all-weather venue. Bridge of Sighs was 9-1 when last of seven at Chelmsford on his most recent outing, where caught towards the outside from his stall 5 draw (winner drawn 2). Today’s class drop is also significant, as his record in Class 6 or lower company on the all-weather stands at: 1211 (3-4) with the defeat by three-quarters of a length when drawn in stall 11 at Chelmsford.


Main Fact – Sedgefield 1.10 (2pts win, 11-4 generally)

Bridge of Sighs – Lingfield 1.50 (1pt each-way, 7-1 generally)