Stat of the Day, 12th August 2017.

Friday's Result :

17:40 Haydock - Donnachies Girl @ 9/4 BOG - 2nd Tracked leaders, effort 3f out, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, held final 100 yards op 11/4

Saturday's pick goes in the...

14:15 Ascot

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Who?

Gawdawpalin @ 5/1 BOG

Why?

Gawdawpalin was a good winner of a better handicap than this over course and distance last time out, and I am hoping that the three-pound rise he has received won't be enough to stop him going in again.

That win was on good to soft ground and it looks like it will be similar here today, which should set things up nicely for this Holy Roman Emperor gelding.

The following stats back up today's selection:

  • trainer Sylvester Kirk here at Ascot for the last five years is 5/43 (11.63%) for 17 pts
  • jockey Jamie Spencer at Ascot over the past year is 5/39 (12.82%) for 25.5 pts
  • Gawdawpalin's sire, Holy Roman Emperor, with flat turf runners is 121/907 (13.34%) for 126.27 pts
  • here at Ascot Gawdawpalin is 1/2 (50%) for 10 pts
  • and, on today's going he is 1/5 (20%) for 7 pts

...giving us...a 1pt win bet on Gawdawpalin  @ 5/1 BOG which was available with Skybet and Betfred at 6:30pm on Friday. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...

...click here for the betting on the 14:15 Ascot

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Here is today's racecard

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!

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