Friday's Pick was...
4.20 Wolverhampton : Conkering Hero @ 5/2 BOG 4th at 13/8 (Led early, tracked leader until over 11f out, hung left over 1f out, staying on same pace when bumped well inside final furlong, beaten by just over a length)
Saturday's pick goes in the...
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Reckless Endeavour @ 11/2 BOG
In an 8-runner, Class 2, All-Weather Handicap for 4yo+ over 6f on Polytrack worth £25876 to the winner...
A 5yr old gelding who has 3 wins and 5 places from 11 runs on Polytrack including 3 wins and 3 places over 6f and is now back on his last winning mark from when he won a similar Class 2 A/W handicap over this trip at Lingfield.
His trainer, Jamie Osborne is in reasonable enough form having landed 5 winners from 24 (20.8% SR) over the last 30 days, whilst since the start of 2016, he is 26 from 152 (17.1% SR) for 51.8pts (+34.1% ROI) here at Chelmsford, from which...
- those racing within 15 days of their last run are 12/72 (16.6%) for 21.8pts (+30.3%)
- over 6f : 12/59 (20.3%) for 19.5pts (+33.1%)
- those ridden by Dougie Costello : 9/49 (18.4%) for 34.8pts (+71%)
- and racing over 6f within 15 days : 6/31 (19.4%) for 22.3pts (+71.8%)
Whilst more generally in UK A/W handicaps over 5f to 8.5f since the start of 2013, horses beaten by less than 3 lengths LTO 2 to 5 days ago are 161/724 (22.2% SR) for 198.1pts (+27.4% ROI), including...
- 3-7 yr olds : 133/590 (22.5%) for 180.2pts (+30.5%)
- males : 130/559 (23.3%) for 170.2pts (+30.4%)
- 3-7 yr old males : 105/438 (24%) for 148.9pts (+34%)
- on Polytrack : 90/416 (21.6%) for 17.8pts (+28.3%)
- 3-7 yr olds on Polytrack : 76/339 (22.4%) for 120.4pts (+35.5%)
- and 3-7 yr old males on Polytrack : 58/244 (23.8%) for 93.2pts (+38.2%)
...giving us...a 1pt win bet on Reckless Endeavour @ 11/2 BOG, a price offered by Betfair & Bet365 at 7.00pm on Friday. 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!