Thursday's Pick was...
3.20 Musselburgh : Sky Khan @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 10/3 (Held up in close 3rd, pushed along after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on to press for 2nd run-in, no chance with winner)
Friday's pick runs in the...
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Star Cracker @ 6/1 BOG
...in a 13-runner, Class 7, 4yo+, A/W Handicap over 5f on tapeta, worth £2814 to the winner...
After February fizzled out somewhat, I'm looking for a good start to March via this 7 yr old gelding, a former C&D winner now running off a mark 2lbs lower than his last win which was incidentally here over C&D back in November. Allied to the easing of his mark is a drop in class and this must surely represent the best recent chance he has had of winning and becoming the latest course winner for trainer Jim Goldie...
...whose runners are 25/199 (12.6% SR) for 99.3pts (+49.9% ROI) on the Tapeta here at Gosforth Park in the last two years, including of note/relevance today...
- in handicaps : 25/189 (13.2%) for 109.3pts (+57.8%)
- in races worth less than £8,000 : 24/179 (13.4%) for 114.2pts (+63.8%)
- 1 to 8 weeks since last run : 25/173 (14.5%) for 125.2pts (+72.4%)
- males : 18/154 (11.7%) for 84.1pts (+54.6%)
- at 5/1 or shorter : 18/59 (30.5%) for 17.7pts (+30.1%)
- over this 5f C&D : 10/51 (19.6%) for 10.7pts (+21%)
- 7/8 yr olds : 5/42 (11.9%) for 122.5pts (+291.6%)
- OR 46-49 : 4/25 916%) for 14.83pts (+59.3%)
...and if we focus on the first five subsets above, we get... male handicappers priced at 5/1 and shorter competing for less than £8,000 after a break of 1 to 8 weeks winning 12 of 40 (30% SR) for 9.94pts (+24.9% ROI), including Primos Comet who won here over this 5f C&D last night under today's jockey Ali Rawlinson!
...which gives us... a 1pt win bet on Star Cracker @ 6/1 BOG which was available from Betfair & Paddy Power respectively at 5.35pm on Thursday evening. 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!