The Days Steamer
Steamer Of The Day horse racing term for the best or well backed
horse of the day. They are not always the favourite but can be and come
about for a number of reasons.
Good vibes coming from a trainer or stable that have been known to
land a gambles can generate sufficient news stories to convince the
punter to latch on.
This then creates a flood of money and will reduce the odds as the
bookmaker tries to reduce there liabilities. Why a horse has been made a
steamer is not always easy to answer as they may appear heavily backed
but are not fancied. This can happen if a punter places an accumulator
bet and the first three all win.
The bookmaker will then tries and reduce the price of the last selection
by backing the horse on course. Reducing the price in this way can
significantly lessen the final payout.
Another type of horse that can turn into a steamer is a racecourse
whisper that is passed around for a horse that does not have a realistic
This will have an effect of transferring some of the money from a good
favourite which then gives the idea that the favourite is not fancied
and drifts in the market and thus putting more punters off.
The door is then open for the professional punter to step in and back
the favourite at a better price than it should have been.
Overall a very good looking runner here for this event with one of the top ratings for this race and the horse itself also scored well in the course specialists area of the form guide so worth bearing in mind here.