Saturday's pick was...
6.30 Wolverhampton : Zapper Cass @ 9/2 BOG 6th at 5/2 (Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right last bend, stayed on same pace inside final furlong)
Monday's pick runs in the...
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Ravished @ 11/4 BOG
...in a 7-runner, Class 6, Open Hunters Chase for 5yo+ over 3m on Good ground worth £2184 to the winner...
This 11 yr old gelding was a good 11 lengths winner of a similar Class 6, 3m, Hunter Chase last time out, 17 days ago at Wetherby, having triumphed by 30 lengths in a 3m Point to Point some 13 days prior to that, so he should be fine with the trip again today.
Today's rider Joe Wright was in the saddle for both wins, so there should be some familiarity there to work with for a horse who has an overall record of 5 wins from 31 under Rules including 4/22 over fences (1/1 in hunter chases from LTO) and of his 5/31 Rules record he is...
- 4/12 at trips of 3m and beyond (3/10 over fences)
- 4/6 at odds of 4/1 and shorter (4/5 over fences)
- and 1/1 for trainer GC Brewer, 1/1 at Class 6 and 1/1 under Joe Wright : all three achieved LTO!
He's by Oscar, whose offspring are 8/33 (24.2% SR) for 31pts (+93.8% ROI) in hunter chases at 2m7.5f and beyond since the start of 2017, from which..
- 6/13 (46.2%) for 42.4pts (+325.9%) on Good ground
- 4/12 (33.3%) for 24.9pts (+207.3%) from 11yr olds
- whilst 11 yr olds on Good ground are 4/7 (57.1%) for 29.9pts (+426.9%)
Whereas trainer GC Brewer's only runners under Rules are those running in this type of race and since the start of 2017, his hunter chasers are 4 from 8 (50% SR) for 19.75pts (+246.9% ROI), including...
- 11 yr olds at 3/4 (75%) for 20.15pts (+503.7%)
- sub-5/1 shots are 3/3 (100%) for 7.29pts (+243%)
- whilst sub-5/1 11 yr olds are 2 from 2 (100%) for 4.68pts (+234%)
...giving us... a 1pt win bet on Ravished @ 11/4 BOG as offered by Betfair, Hills, Paddy Power & Sky at 8.30pm on Sunday (3.30pm here),. 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!
P.P.S. I'm out of the country for most of April, but SotD will still be here every day, albeit in slightly different circumstances, click here for the end of March update which explains the plan in fuller detail!