Friday’s Pick was…
4.30 Sandown : Firmament @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 7/2 (Held up off the pace towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish)
Saturday’s pick runs in the…
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Fortune And Glory @ 5/2 BOG
In a 10-runner, Class 5 Handicap (AW) for 4yo+ over 1m on Polytrack, worth £3752 to the winner…
A very consistent 5 yr old gelding who has made the frame in each of his last 11 starts, winning three times including two successes in his last three outings, concluding with a Class 5 win over a mile last time out nine days ago, taking his record over this trip to 23131.
He, like Thursday’s pick, is trained by Joseph Tuite and as I went through his recent form and his general September form just two days ago for you, I won’t bore you by repeating the numbers. If however, you need a reminder, those details are right here.
What I do want to look at is Mr Tuite’s record at getting winners to reproduce their form and since the start of 2015, his LTO winners are 15 from 78 (19.2% SR) for 14.8pts (+19% ROI), including of note/relevance today…
- handicappers are 14/66 (21.2%) for 24.1pts (+36.5%)
- males are 13/57 (22.8%) for 28.1pts (+49.4%)
- on the A/W : 9/34 (26.5%) for 5.07pts (+14.9%)
- at odds of 9/2 and shorter : 12/31 (38.7%) for 14.6pts (+47%)
- and after a short 6-10 day rest : 5/13 (38.5%) for 7.68pts (+59%)
…AND…from the above… male A/W handicappers priced at 9/2 and shorter are 6/15 (40% SR) for 8.56pts (+57% ROI), of which those who ran just 6-10 days earlier are 2 from 3 (66.6%) for 4.84pts (+161.4%)
…providing the basis for… a 1pt win bet on Fortune And Glory @ 5/2 BOG, a price offered by more then half a dozen firms as of 6.55pm on Friday evening. To see what your preferred bookie will give you…
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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!