Wednesday’s Pick was…
3.20 Chelmsford : Danzay @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 5/2 (Held up mid-division, one pace when switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden, went 3rd and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble front pair)
We continue with Thursday’s…
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Glencadam Master @ 3/1 BOG non-runner heavily backed to as low as 7/4 in places, then withdrawn at 9.18am Reason: Self Cert (Not Eaten Up)
A 9-runner, Class 4 handicap for 3yo over 1m on Good To Firm worth £5531 to the winner…
This 3 yr old gelding is making just his 7th start today and just his third at this trip, having won on his first attempt before finishing as a runner-up LTO 12 days ago. He was headed late on in the piece on soft ground it is hoped/expected that quicker conditions here will help, as should the change of jockey, which is interesting.
The actual placing of this horse into this contest and the associated conditions drew me to the selection rather than his won past form and it all centres around the trainer John Gosden and his shy retiring jockey, a certain Mr Dettori. Let me explain more in numbers!
…over the last 30 days…
- Mr Gosden is 25 from 83 (30.1% SR)
- Mr Dettori is 9 from 34 (26.5%)
- and together they are 6/15 (40%)
…the last fortnight…
- trainer = 8/29 (27.6%)
- jockey = 5/13 (38.5%)
- together = 3/3 9100%)
and the last week?
- trainer is 5/15 (33.3%)
- jockey is 3/8 (37.5%)
- together : 2/2 (100%)
Now, there are probably very few surprises there, but they do suggest that although both are in great form, they’re better as a partnership.
Which now brings me to this horse in this race. John Gosden has three runners today, but only one here at Yarmouth, whilst Frankie makes the admittedly relatively short journey to the seaside for just this one ride : he has nothing else anywhere today. I might be overplaying that angle, but who knows? After all it’s only a Class 4 handicap worth less than £6k!
Yarmouth has been very good for Mr Gosden over the years and since the start of the 2015 campaign, his runners are 16 from 43 (37.2% SR) for 31.7pts profit (+73.7 ROI), from which…
- on good to firm : 14/29 (48.3%) for 38.2pts (+111.5%)
- males : 11/26 (42.3%) for 16.2pts (+62.2%)
- 3 yr olds : 10/21 (47.6%) for 32.3pts (+153.8%)
- Class 4 : 6/21 (28.6%) for 2.6pts (+12.4%)
- at 7/2 and shorter : 12/19 (63.2%) for 14.9pts (+78.4%)
- over the 1m C&D : 6/19 (31.6%) for 12pts (+63%)
- in handicaps : 5/12 (41.7%) for 30.5pts (+254.5%)
- ridden by Frankie Dettori : 7/10 (70%) for 7.93pts (+79.3%)
- John’s only runner at the track that day : 4/10 (40%) for 12pts (+120%)
- Frankie’s only ride at the track that day : 3/3 9100%) for 2.48pts (+82.7%)
- and John’s only runner at the track & ridden by Frankie = 1/1 (100%) for 0.48pts (+48%)
And this simple stripped back approach is enough to satisfy me today…
…and reinforces the placing of…a 1pt win bet on Glencadam Master @ 3/1 BOG, which was widely available at 6.10pm on Wednesday evening, although Ladbrokes were slightly better at 10/3 BOG for those able to take advantage. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply…
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P.S. all P/L returns quoted in the stats above are to Betfair SP, as I NEVER bet to ISP and neither should you. I always use BOG bookies for SotD, wherever possible, but I use BFSP for the stats as it is the nearest approximation I can give, so I actually expect to beat the returns I use to support my picks. If that’s unclear, please ask!