Wednesday's pick was...
4.40 Musselburgh : Summer Lightening @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 5/1 (Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place after next, ridden 7th, closed on outside next, weakened before normal 3 out (actual 2 out)) : she showed very little desire to get involved.
Thursday's pick runs in the...
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Cap St Vincent @ 9/2 BOG
...in a 6-runner, Class 3, Handicap Chase for 5yo+ over 3m on Soft ground worth £12,736 to the winner...
This 7 yr old gelding won another soft ground, Class 3, handicap chase when last seen 25 days ago at Taunton and although he's up 5lbs for that win, a change of jockey to an in-form 5lb claimer sorts that out.
He's now got 4 wins and 2 from 9 starts over fences, including under today's conditions...
- 4 wins and a place from 7 going right handed
- 3 wins and a place from 4 at odds of 6/1 and shorter
- 2 wins and a place from 5 at Class 3
- 1 win and 1 place from 2 on soft ground
- and 1 from 1 here at Ludlow
The afore-mentioned jockey, Charlie Price, hasn't been overworked of late (mind you, we've lost plenty of racing recently), but has won 3 and placed in 4 others of his 10 rides in the past three weeks, which is decent enough and he now teams up with trainer Tim Vaughan, who himself has had some joy here in Shropshire in the past few years.
More specifically, Tim Vaughan's chasers at Ludlow (all male btw) are 9 from 30 (30% SR) for 48.7pts (+162.4% ROI) if backed blindly since the start of 2014, with the following of relevance today...
- 9/29 (31%) for 49.7pts (+171.4%) in handicaps
- 9/23 (39.1%) for 55.7pts (+242.2%) in races worth £4k to £13k
- 8/23 (34.8%) for 44.4pts (+193.1%) in 5-9 runner contests
- 8/20 (40%) for 36.8pts (+184%) at odds of 10/1 and shorter
- 4/11 (36.4%) for 32.7pts (+297%) at 21-30 dslr
- 4/11 (36.4%) for 15.7pts (+142.4%) over this 3m C&D
- 3/10 (30%) for 39.7pts (+397.2%) at class 3
- and 2/2 (100%) for 2.13pts (+106.5%) with LTO winners...
...whilst those sent off at 10/1 or shorter in 5-9 runner handicaps worth £4k to £13k are 7 from 12 (58.3% SR) for 33.5pts (+279.3% ROI) and these include 5 from 6 within 25 dslr, 3 from 3 at this 3m C&D, 2 from 2 from LTO winners and 1 from 1 at Class 3...
...pointing towards...a 1pt win bet on Cap St Vincent @ 9/2 BOG as was available from BetVictor & Unibet at 8.00am Thursday (and widely available by 9.00am) with some 5/1 BOG at Hills, 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!