Thursday’s pick was…
6.00 Ffos Las : Grania O’Malley @ 3/1 BOG WON at 2/1 (2nd until led before 10th, soon 4 lengths clear, maintained advantage until last, driven and held on gamely close home)
Friday’s pick runs in the…
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Agincourt @ 7/2 or 10/3 BOG
…in a 9-runner, Class 3 Fillies Flat Handicap for 3yo+ over 7f on Good To Soft ground worth £9704 to the winner…
This 4 yr old filly has three wins and two runner-up finishes in her last six starts (form = 181212), winning alternate races and making herself of instant appeal to those who like numerical sequences 😉
She was less than a length behind Victory Wave last time out (15 days ago) in a Class 2 contest at Chelmsford over a mile, so she’s dropping in class and trip today for her reappearance, whilst her victor from that race has since stepped up to Listed class.
She has 3 wins from 9 overall, from which the following increase her appeal today…
- 3/4 in fields of 9 or more runners
- 3/6 over 7f/1m
- 2/5 in handicaps
- 1/1 at Class 3
- 1/1 on Good to Soft
- and 1/2 over 7f
Danny Tudhope rode her to victory two starts ago (he wasn’t on board LTO) and he has a win and a place from three starts on this filly and he arrives here in excellent form, maintaining a consistent 20%+ strike rate over the last couple months, including 6 winners from 18 over the last five days, amongst which he has 3 wins and a place from just five rides at Royal Ascot!
Regarding Mr Tudhope, much has been written (including by me!) about his record/relationship with David O’Meara, so I’m not going to plough that well-worn furrow and bore you with those figures today, but I do want to touch on one aspect of their partnership that I do keep an eye out for, as some of you might not be aware that the combo are 14 from 51 (27.5% SR) for 47.5pts (+93.1% ROI) with runners sent off at 10/1 and shorter in Fillies’ handicaps on the Flat.
And of this 14/51 record, the partnership is…
- 13/38 (34.2%) for 47.1pts (+124.1%) with runners last seen 6-30 days earlier
- 12/38 (31.6%) for 48.5pts (+127.7%) in 3yo+ races
- 5/18 (27.8%) for 23.4pts (+129.9%) at Class 3
- 4/9 (44.4%) for 19.2pts (+213.4%) over 7f
- 4/9 (44.4%) for 17.1pts (+190.2%) from LTO runners-up
- and 3/6 (50%) for 15pts (+250%) from those dropping down a class
…and if you wanted 95% of the original profits from just 55% of the bets, then those racing in 3yo+ contests after a break of 6-30 days are 11 from 28 (39.3%) for 45.2pts (+161.4% ROI)…
…giving us… a 1pt win bet on Agincourt @ 7/2 or 10/3 BOG as offered by Bet365 & Ladbrokes at 6.10pm on Thursday. 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!