Saturday’s Pick was…
3.15 Lingfield : Gifted Master @ 5/2 BOG 5th at 2/1 (Raced wide soon tracked leader, pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, ridden and edged right entering final furlong, no extra and edged left towards finish)
Monday’s pick runs in the…
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Darksideoftarnside @ 3/1 BOG
…in an 8-runner Class 4 A/W handicap for 3yo+ over 2m on Polytrack worth £6469 to the winner…,
I’m going to keep this very simple today with a 4yr old gelding down in both class and weight from his last run 24 days ago.
As well as both of those factors being positives in my eyes, I was also drawn to him, because his trainer, Ian Williams is in my notebook (and Geegeez Query Tool!) for one to watch out for with A/W stayers.
More specifically, in Ian’s case : A/W handicappers over trips of 1m6f and beyond. Such beasts are 30 from 149 (20.1% SR) for 96.2pts (+64.6% ROI) since 2010 and of relevance today, they include…
- 24/102 (23.5%) for 114.1pts (+111.8%) in the October-March half of the year (ie the winter season)
- 20/98 (20.4%) for 98.3pts (+100.3%) on Polytrack
- 24/93 (25.8%) for 120.2pts (+129.2%) within 25 days of their last run
- 24/85 (28.2%) for 119pts (+140%) aged 3 to 5
- 24/74 (32.4%) for 25.9pts (+35%) at odds of 5/1 and shorter
- and 12/56 (21.4%) for 16.41pts (+29.3%) since the start of 2016
And that’s pretty much it, other than to say that if you combined the above…3-5 yr olds priced at 5/1 and shorter on Polytrack during October to March within 25 days of their last run = 7 from 17 (41.2% SR) for 13.23pts (+77.8% ROI)…
…giving us… a 1pt win bet on Darksideoftarnside @ 3/1 BOG , a price pretty widely available at 4.40pm on Sunday evening, whilst Bet365 were offering slightly more. 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!