Thursday’s Pick was…
3.05 Huntingdon : Tikkinthebox @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 4/1 (Tracked leading pair, went right 3rd, outpaced when hit 4 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to press for modest 2nd closing stages, no chance with winner)
Friday’s pick runs in the…
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Barnaby Brook @ 10/3 BOG
In an 8-runner, Class 4, A/W Handicap for 3yo+ over 1m4f on Tapeta, worth £5531 to the winner…
Keeping it simple today with the inspiration from the pick coming mainly from our Horses for Courses report and also because I like the horse’s chances at the prices available!
He’s an 8 yr old gelding, who won here at Wolverhampton over 8.5 furlongs 34 days ago on what was just his fourth start for Donald McCain (better known for his NH exploits, of course!). The win took his record for the yard to 2 wins from 4 including 2 from 2 on the A/W, both on this track.
His overall record on the All-Weather is excellent, winning 7 of 21 (33.3% SR) for profits of 40.6pts (+193.5% ROI) and with today’s contest in mind, those 21 races have produced the following of note…
- going left handed : 6/19 (31.6%) for 35.6pts (+187.5%)
- wearing blinkers : 6/17 (35.3%) for 37.6pts (+221.4%)
- at odds of 2/1 to 8/1 : 6/15 940%) for 24.7pts (+164.8%)
- in fields of 5 to 11 runners : 7/14 (50%) for 47.6pts (+340.1%)
- at Wolverhampton : 5/12 (41.7%) for 39.1pts (+325.9%)
- at the age of 8 : 3/8 (37.5%) for 17.3pts (+216.1%)
- for Donald McCain : 2/2 (100%) for 19.2pts (+960%)
- at Class 4 : 1/2 (50%) for 9.93pts (+496.5%)
- over this 1.5 mile trip : 1/2 950%) for 7.23pts (+361.5%)
- and over today’s course and distance : 1/1 (100%) for 8.23pts (+411.5%)
And from the above, it’s worth pointing out that when sent off at odds of 2/1 to 8/1 here at Wolverhampton (going left handed, of course!) whilst wearing blinkers in fields of 5 to 11 runners, Barnaby Brook has won 4 of 7 (57.1% SR) for 22.2pts profit at an ROI of 317.3%. Of the three he failed to win, he was the runner-up, beaten by a length, 1.25 lengths and 1.5 lengths : so always on the premises under those conditions…
…pointing us towards… a 1pt win bet on Barnaby Brook @ 10/3 BOG, a price offered by Betvictor & SkyBet at 5.20pm on Thursday evening, whilst Bet365 were standouts at 7/2 BOG. To see what your preferred bookie is quoting…
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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!