Thursday's Result :
8.15 Haydock : Capo Rosso @ 6/1 BOG WON 5/1 (Pushed along to lead over 6f out, made rest, ridden over 1f out, ran on gamely)
Friday's pick goes in the...
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Distant High at 11/4 BOG
Chris has flown off for his honeymoon having renewed vows with his wife on Sunday - the old romantic - so it's Matt in the chair for a couple of weeks. Sorry and all that 😉
We start with a horse for a course: Distant High has run at her beloved Chepstow nine times, finishing in the frame on this quirky undulating circuit seven times (78%).
She has won three times in her 26 race career, all over the ten furlong trip here. That's from seven starts over course and distance where her full form string reads 7113132.
Her only try over course and distance on the projected good to firm ground was a win, and in this small field I'd expect her to be on the shoulder of the leader into the dip and then kick from there. Her wins were in fields of 5, 6 and 7 so she seems to prefer more 'select' fields.
Finally, all three wins were in this grade - Class 5 - meaning she's a three-time course, distance and class winner, and a one-from-one course, distance, class and going winner.
That's enough to get the nod against a trio of rivals largely unfavoured by conditions...
...so Friday's play is a 1pt win bet on Distant High at 11/4 BOG with any of the handful of bookies quoting those odds at 5.45pm. For a fuller market overview, simply...
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