Friday's Pick was...
2.25 Catterick : Scented Lily @ 3/1 BOG 5th at 3/1 (Held up behind, headway when hit 7th, driven to chase front pair before 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened last)
Saturday's pick runs in the...
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Fume @ 7/2 BOG
...in a 10-runner, Class 5, A/W Nursery for 2yo over 7f on Tapeta worth £3752 to the winner...
I'm away for the weekend and I've got connectivity issues, so I'll keep this relatively brief, but rest assured the usual amount of research has gone into the pick!
Here we have a 2 yr old gelding (son of Frankel) who carries top weight (9st 9lbs off a mark of 72) who drops down in class after only being beaten by a neck in a Class 4, 7f Nursery at Kempton 10 days ago. The drop in class is a positive as is the booking of Oisin Murphy to take the ride, as Oisin is in good nick and has a decent record at this venue.
There are three main angles of interest with this horse/race today, starting with...
...this horse has never been to Wolverhampton or raced on Tapeta before but since the start of 2014, trainer Ralph Beckett's (who also does well here) 2/3 yr olds with 1-7 previous career runs are 52 from 205 (25.4% SR) for 70.7pts (+34.5% ROI) when trying a new A/W surface for the first time, including 16 from 62 (25.8%) for 19.6pts (+31.6%) here at Wolverhampton.
Then we have the fact that since the start of 2013, top weights in Wolverhampton Nursery races are 44 from 219 (20.1% SR) for 45.7pts (+20.9% ROI), from which those carrying 9st 7lbs or more are 39/170 (22.9%) for 68.7pts (+40.4%).
And finally, we know that both jockey and trainer are in decent form and both have fared well at this venue in recent years. Surprisingly, they have very rarely teamed up here at Wolverhampton, but overall when working together, they are 41 from 216 (19% SR) for 59.6pts (+27.6% ROI) since the start of 2014...
...giving us... a 1pt win bet on Fume @ 7/2 BOG , prices offered by Bet365, BetVictor & BlackType respectively at 8.20pm on Friday evening. (extra half point is available from sky) 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!