Am I alone in finding the following statistic quite astonishing?
Over the three days of the Open; there were 19 winners of which 17 had raced only once in the last 90 days or were having their first run of the season.
Horses with 2 or more runs were 2 from 58 entries; leaping to 0/14 for those who’d had a summer campaign with four or more runs in the last three months. In fact, over the last seven Open meetings those with four or more runs over the last 90 days have produced only two winners from 118 entries.
Anything that allows you to put a line through a handicapper in a big field is a help and that is certainly one to note.