Stat of the Day, 26th April 2016

Monday’s Result :

3.50 Ayr: Sea Wolf @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 10/3 (Held up, headway 4f out, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed towards finish, stayed on and only beaten by a head)

Tuesday’s pick goes in the…

5.40 Lingfield

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Who?

Ilzam at 7/1 E/W BOG.

Why?

Firstly, his trainer, Marco Botti’s record at this track in A/W contests over 6f to 1m stands at 29/181 (16% SR) for 39.4pts (+21.8% ROI) since the start of 2010, with 3 yr olds winning 16 of 80 (20% SR) for 57.6pts (+72% ROI), from which those running in 3yo only races are 9/44 (20.5% SR) for 63.2pts (+143.6% ROI)

Secondly, in the months of April to August inclusive, 3 to 5 yr olds travelling 5f to 1m2f on any ground bar heavy 16 to 60 days after a 2nd, 3rd or place finish LTO are 311/1699 (18.3% SR) for 304.9pts (+17.9% ROI) since the start of 2012, provided they actually won two starts ago.

And finally, the breeding. Ilzam is by Holy Roman Emperor whose offspring are a respectable 235/2264 (10.4% SR) for 181.4pts (+8% ROI) since the start of 2013, with those racing in handicaps over trips of 6 to 11.5 furlongs winning 131 of 1164 (11.3% SR) for 302.5pts (+26% ROI), whilst those handicappers aged 2 to 4 are 96/876 (11% SR) for 170.8pts (+19.5% ROI).

Holy Roman Emperor’s offspring aged 2 to 4 in handciaps over 6f to 11.5f are 91/753 (12.1% SR) for 260pts (+34.5% ROI)

And the call is…a 0.5pt E/W bet on Ilzam at 7/1 BOG with any of Bet365, Betbright and/or BetVictor, who were the three market leaders at 11.10pm. To see what your bookie is offering, simply…

…click here for the betting on the 5.40 Lingfield

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Here is today’s racecard…

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