Saturday's Pick was...
2.15 Newmarket : Blue Point @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 5/2 (Raced centre, tracked leaders, driven and not quicken 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never pace to challenge)
Monday's pick goes in the...
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Rock N Rolla @ 5/2 BOG
In a 7-runner, Class 5 Flat Handicap for 3yo+ over 1m2f on Good ground worth £3817 to the winner...
This 4 yr old gelding was a comfortable 3 lengths winner at Carlisle nine days ago when making all and with no real discernible pace in opposition today, could well repeat those tactics. If allowed a soft/uncontested lead, I'd expect him to be difficult to peg back under jockey Callum Rodriguez who rode him to great effect last time out.
Since the start of the 2015 campaign, trainer Keith Dalgleish's LTO winners are 49 from 200 (24.5% SR) for 102pts (+51% ROI) on the Flat, including...
- in Scotland : 30/97 (30.9%) for 83pts (+85.5%)
- 2-10 days since last run : 18/58 (31%) for 57.7pts (+99.5%)
- won by 2-5 lengths LTO : 15/46 (32.6%) for 52.2pts (+113.4%)
- and over 9-11 furlongs : 12/40 (30%) for 28.6pts (+71.5%)
3lb claimer Callum Rodriguez now rides this one for the second time after that LTO success and comes here in good nick, having won 7 of 23 (30.4% SR) for 27.6pts (+119.8% ROI) in the last fortnight, from which he is 2/5 940%) for 14.64pts (+292.8%) here at Ayr and 2 from 3 ( 66.6%) for 2.16pts (+72%) for Mr Dalgleish.
Overall, Callum's record for the yard is 4/9 (44.4% SR) for 15.78pts (+175.3% ROI) in handicaps, whilst at Ayr he has ridden 6 winners from 33 (18.2% SR) for 37.1pts (+112.3% ROI) since the start of last season and these include...
- in handicaps : 5/27 (18.5%) for 24.2pts (+89.8%)
- at Class 5/6 : 6/24 (25%) for 46.06pts (+191.9%)
- and in Class 5/6 handicaps : 5/20 (25%) for 31.24pts (+156.2%)
...pointing to...a 1pt win bet on Rock N Rolla @ 5/2 BOG, a price available from Betfair & Paddy Power at 5.30pm on Sunday with some 11/4 BOG available from Bet365. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...
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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!