Wednesday's Runner was...
8.15 Kempton : Sparkalot @ 5/2 BOG WON at 11/10 (Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on to win by half a length)
Next up is Thursday's...
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Flashing Glance @ 5/1 BOG
A Class 3, 2m handicap hurdle (4yo+) on soft ground worth £7,863 to the winner...
This 5 yr old gelding has made the frame in each of his last three starts, winning once and was third last time out on handicap debut in a higher grade. He has rested over the winter and a second crack at a handicap at a lower grade might just do the trick today.
Trainer Tom Lacey has saddled four winners from just seven runners over the last fortnight, whilst since the start of 2016, his NH handicappers are 31/118 (26.3% SR) for 84.3pts (+71.% ROI) profit, from which the following are relevant and applicable today...
- November-April : 28/97 (28.9%) for 91.4pts (+94.2%)
- hurdlers : 24/90 (26.7%) for 83.6pts (+92.9%)
- top 3 finisher LTO : 21/69 (30.4%) for 62.3pts (+90.3%)
- 5 yr olds are 14/47 (29.8%) for 57.7pts (+122.8%)
- on Soft ground : 14/45 (31.1%) for 67pts (+148.9%)
- at Class 3 : 6/36 (16.7%) for 23.8pts (+66%)
- late season (ie Mar-Apr) : 9/25 (36%) for 16.8pts (+67.1%)
- ridden by Robert Dunne : 8/23 (34.8%) for 35.8pts (+155.4%)
- placed 3rd LTO : 5/15 933.3%) for 24.1pts (+160.6%)
- down 1 class : 5/11 945.5%) for 24.1pts (+219.3%)
- 4 to 10 months off track : 3/7 (42.9%) for 7.4pts (+105.7%)
- and here at Ludlow : 1/1 (100%) for 1.79pts (+179%)
A secondary layer of reassurance comes from the fact that also since the start of 2016, handicap jumpers sired by Passing Glance are 8 from 49 (16.3% SR) for 26pts (+53% ROI) on soft or worse ground, including...
- males at 8/38 (21.1%) for 37pts (+97.2%)
- on Soft : 7/32 (21.9%) for 8.7pts (+27.2%)
- males on Soft : 7/24 (29.2%) for 16.7pts (+69.6%)
- Class 3 : 2/9 (22.2%) for 2.35pts (+26.1%)
- and Class 3 males on Soft are 2/5 (40%) for 6.35pts (+127%)
...giving us...a 1pt win bet on Flashing Glance @ 5/1 BOG which was available from Betfair & Paddy Power (the first two to show) at 5.25pm on Wednesday, with some 6/1 BOG offered by Bet365 for those lucky/quick enough to get on! 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!