Entries by Matt Bisogno

Stat of the Day, 21st June 2016

Monday's Result : 2.45 Southwell: Dealing River e/w @ 14/1 BOG (9.8/1 after 30p Rule 4) 5th at 7/1 (Tracked leader, outpaced in 4th before 3 out, kept on and no impression)   No respite on Monday, as the rain undid what might have been at least a placed effort. Going was good when I put the pick […]

SotD, 20th June 2016

Saturday's Result : 3.40 Ascot: Exosphere @ 5/2 BOG (2.15/1 after Rule 4) 8th at 6/4 (Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f) I must have had a whole clowder of black cats cross my path such was the lamentably bad performance of the SotD picks last week. Pretty much all of […]

Stat of the Day, 18th June 2016

Friday's Result : 5.35 Ascot: Ebediyin @ 5/1 BOG 5th at 4/1 (Tracked leaders, effort to challenge over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd when lost 2 places towards finish) Ebediyin travelled liked a dream into the race but, when Smullen pushed the button, there was no […]

Royal Ascot 2016: Wokingham Preview

Royal Ascot 2016: Wokingham Preview, Trends, Tips The final day of Royal Ascot brings the challenge of the Wokingham, a six furlong sprint handicap contested by upwards of 25 runners. Finding the winner will not be easy, but it should be rewarding with the average payoff being 13.6/1 in the last decade. In this post, […]

Prix de Diane (French Oaks) Preview

Prix de Diane (French Oaks) Preview Whilst Royal Ascot claims the international racing headlines this week, France prepares for its own version of the Royal Meeting when it stages the 167th running of the Prix de Diane on Sunday at Chantilly, writes Nigel Howard. This spectacular meeting is the one time in the racing calendar […]

Stat of the Day, 17th June 2016

Thursday's Result : 7.50 Lingfield: Matidia @ 9/2 BOG 3rd at 7/1 (Led until over 8f out, tracked winner until 7f out, chased leading pair, ridden on inside over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong) An early post from me as I escape the desk for what feels like the first time all week, so no Thursday result […]

Stat of the Day, 16th June 2016

Wednesday's Result : 4.05 Uttoxeter: Blackwell Synergy @ 8/1 BOG (6.2/1 after 20p R4) 5th at 4/1 (Mostly tracked leader, ridden 4 out, led before 3 out, headed next, no extra final 100 yards) A good run for our money with Blackwell, though he was nudged and nurdled from a long way out he kept finding and was leading into […]

Stat of the Day, 15th June 2016

Tuesday's Result : 8.10 Beverley: Renfrew Street @ 2/1 BOG 2nd at Evs (Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on - beaten a neck) Second place for the third time in four days is frustrating for us all, especially when the starting price has been so comprehensively bashed up. We don't normally put up shorties on here, […]

Stat of the Day, 14th June 2016

Monday's Result : 8.20 Windsor: Ex Lover @ 6/1 BOG 9th at 11/4 (Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong) Even allowing for a hefty 25p Rule 4 after the overnight favourite defected, Ex Lover was very heavily backed. But he wasn't man enough to cope on this first career start, eventually fading under […]

Royal Ascot Day 1 Preview & Tips

Royal Ascot Day 1 Preview & Tips Probably the greatest of all flat racing fixtures, certainly the most prestigious, is Royal Ascot. With thirty races across five days it is about stamina and choosing one's wagering battles as much as anything; so, while at least touching on every race in my previews, I'll spend more […]