Monday's pick was...
5.40 Wolverhampton : Nezar @ 7/1 BOG 9th at 11/1 (Took keen hold, prominent, lost place over 1f out) : got that one very wrong.
Tuesday's pick runs in the...
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Roxyfet @ 9/2 BOG
...in a 10-runner, Class 5, Handicap Chase for 4yo+ over 2m½f on soft ground worth £2,989 to the winner...
Very number heavy today, so I'll break it down in to four sections, starting with...
...the horse, a 10 yr old gelding showing no signs of slowing down. A winner of 3 of his last four starts, having finished 221P11 in his last six (all here over C&D) and now seeks a hat-trick to add to an already decent 12 wins and 13 places from 71 that includes of note today...
- 11 w, 12pl from 64 going left handed
- 12+11/57 without headgear
- 9+10/37 here at Sedgefield
- 9+8/33 over 2m0.5f-2m1f
- 9+8/32 at Class 5 for less than £3,500
- 9+7/30 at 6/1 or shorter
- 7+5/24 in Feb/March
- 6+7/24 over fences at C&D
- 6+8/29 on soft ground
- and 3 wins from 4 under today's jockey...
...Emma Chaston-Smith, whose career record to date stands at 14 wins from 98 (+14.3% SR) for 18pts (+18.4% ROI), and those include of relevance here...
- 13/82 (15.9%) for 26.1pts (+31.9%) since the start of 2018
- 11/51 (21.6%) for 42.1pts (+82.5%) for trainer Micky Hammond (more on him very shortly)
- 5/18 (27.8%) for 21.2pts (+117.6%) over fences
- and 4/20 (20%) for 11.2pts (+56%) here at Sedgefield.
Now back to trainer Micky Hammond, because his handicap chasers are 16 from 60 (26.7% SR) for 15.2pts (+25.4% ROI) when sent off at 7/1 or shorter here at Sedgefield since the start of 2015, all males and with the following results under today's conditions...
- 15/50 (30%) for 22.6pts (+45.2%) with those rested for 6-45 days
- 14/52 (26.9%) for 17pts (+32.7%) with 7-10 yr olds
- 9/36 (25%) for 8.68pts (+24.1%) on soft or worse ground
- 8/20 (40%) for 21.5pts (+107.5%) in Feb/March
- 8/30 (26.7%) for 14.1pts (+47%) in races worth less than £4,000
- 7/26 (26.9%) for 14.6pts (+56.1%) at Class 5
- 5/21 (23.8%) for 6.88pts (+32.7%) over this 2m0.5f C&D
- and 3/10 (30%) for 2.03pts (+20.3%) with LTO winners
And then, it makes sense (to me at least) with round off with a look at the trainer/jockey combination, as Micky & Emma are 11/46 (23.9% SR) for 47.1pts (+102.4% ROI) when teaming up in handicaps, from which the following baker's dozen of profitable angles are all at play...
- 10/41 (24.4%) for 48.8pts (+119.1%) with male runners
- 10/39 (25.6%) for 50.8pts (+130.3%) in Feb/March
- 8/31 (25.8%) for 46.2pts (+149.1%) on soft or worse ground
- 8/28 (28.6%) for 45.7pts (+163.1%) in 8-12 runner contests
- 8/26 (30.8%) for 44.8pts (+172.5%) with 8-10 yr olds
- 8/25 (32%) for 46.7pts (+186.8%) at Class 5
- 6/14 (42.9%) for 29.6pts (+211.4%) at odds of 4/1 to 7/1
- 5/20 (25%) for 28.4pts (+142%) in races worth less than £4k
- 5/20 (25%) for 13.6pts (+68%) when Emma claims 7lbs
- 5/14 (35.7%) for 26.9pts (+192.2%) with horses rested for less than three weeks
- 4/16 (25%) for 15.2pts (+94.9%) here at Sedgefield
- 4/9 (44.4%) for 16.5pts (+183%) over 2m0.5f-2m1f
- and 3/10 (30%) for 14.12pts (+141.2%) over fences
Congratulations if you've made it all the way through those numbers, I realise that not everyone is as interested as I am in them, but hopefully your patience will be rewarded...
...if you decide to place...a 1pt win bet on Roxyfet @ 9/2 BOG as was available from Betfair, BetVictor, Hills, Unibet & Paddy Power at 8.05am Tuesday, but as always please check your BOG status. 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!