Saturday's Pick was...
3.50 Lingfield : Deep Intrigue @ 10/3 BOG 2nd at 15/8 (tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed towards finish and beaten by a neck)
Monday's pick runs in the...
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Arrowzone @ 4/1 BOG
...in a 12-runner, Class 6, A/W Handicap for 4yo+ over 1m1½f on tapeta, worth £2264 to the winner...
This 8 yr old gelding seems to love it here winning 5 of 18 starts, with the last win coming two runs ago off a mark of 59. He couldn't replicate that form under a penalty last time out, but now back to his proper mark, should give another good account of himself under favourable conditions, as from his Wolverhampton record of 5/18 (27.8% SR) for 4.18pts (+23.2% ROI), all at 8.5 to 9.5 furlongs, he is...
- 4/17 (23.5%) for 3.19pts (+18.8%) in handicaps
- 4/17 (23.5%) for 3.19pts (+18.8%) on the Tapeta track
- 4/14 (28.6%) for 8.19pts (+58.5%) at odds of 8/1 and shorter
- 4/14 (28.6%) for 6.19pts (+44.2%) at Class 6
- 4/13 (30.8%) for 7.19pts (+55.3%) off a mark of 50-60
- 4/12 (33.3%) for 8.19pts (+68.2%) wearing blinkers
- and 4/11 (36.4%) for 9.18pts (+83.5%) in fields of 12-13 runners
...AND...when, like today, all of the above factors are in play : 4/7 (57.1% SR) for 13.19pts (+188.4% ROI).
Moreover, his trainer Kevin Frost is 19 from 138 (13.8% SR) for 31.2pts (+22.6% ROI) in handicaps here over 6 to 9.5 furlongs since 2014, and with today's conditions in mind, here's how he got some of those 19 winners...
- 17 from 118 (14.4%) for 34.1pts (+28.9%) from male runners
- 17 from 100 (17%) for 41.8pts (+41.8%) running 1 to 6 weeks after their last run
- 16 from 55 (29.1%) for 34.3pts (+62.4%) who were sent off at odds of 5/4 to 8/1
- 15 from 79 (19%) for 44.5pts (+56.3%) from those with 1 to 4 previous track wins
- 14 from 103 (13.6%) for 43pts (+41.7%) from those racing in fields of 9-12 runners
- 13 from 74 (17.6%) for 20pts (+27.1%) from those racing off a mark of 46 to 61
- 10 from 59 (16.9%) for 45.4pts (+76.9%) from those aged 6 to 8 yrs old
- 10 from 50 (20%) for 35.2pts (+70.4%) from those with 1 or 2 previous course and distance wins
- and 2 from 6 (33.3%) for 8pts (+133.3%) with Jason Hart in the saddle
...whilst, since the start of 2016 : males + 5/4 to 6/1 + 1-4 track wins + 1-6 weeks since last run = 10/21 (47.6% SR) for 20.7pts (+98.4% ROI)...
...giving us a... a 1pt win bet on Arrowzone @ 4/1 BOG which was available from Betfair, Bet365 & Paddy Power at 5.20pm on Sunday evening. There was also some 9/2 non-BOG in places, but if you can, do take the 5/1 BOG from Hills as I've done! 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!