Stat of the Day, 21st December 2015
Saturday's Result :
2.25 Ascot : Reve de Sivola @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 11/4 (Led, hit 8th, headed 2 out, chased winner, ridden and no impression between last two, kept on for clear 2nd opened 4/1)
We got closer than anyone to massive improver, Thistlecrack, on Saturday, but that was still only good enough for second behind a runaway winner. Cold comfort in hammering the SP. On to Monday, and a late in the day play...
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Hickster @ 7/2 BOG
Hickster loves it round here. He's won five times from eleven Dunstall Park starts (+15.38) and been in the frame in eight of those eleven.
His course and distance form reads 812141, those three wins coming for a +14 point profit. That sequence included a course and distance win last time, where he made all and was value for more than the near two length verdict at the line.
His bid to make all here is helped firstly by a draw in stall two and secondly by the absence of any other obvious pace angle.
Trainer Ron Bowring is in good form with a winner and two more placed from eight runners in the last fortnight, and I'm hopeful this lad will make a very bold bid from the front in familiar conditions at a better than fair 7/2.
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