Wednesday's Result :
1.50 Lingfield: Marshgate Lane @ 3/1 BOG WON at 9/4 (Headway on outer to track leaders 8f out, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on to win by 2.5 lengths).
Thursday's pick goes in the...
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Indira at 9/2 BOG.
Since the start of the 2008 campaign, John Berry's UK Flat handicappers have won 31 of their 215 (14.4% SR) races generating level stakes profits of 48.4pts (+22.5% ROI) along the way. Blindly profitable trainers are always of interest and those runners can be further analysed, with this contest in mind, as follows...
- Class 4/5 runners are 22/139 (15.8% SR) for 62.3pts (+44.8% ROI)
- those priced at 5/2 to 11/1 are 27/118 (22.9% SR) for 88.6pts (+75.1% ROI)
- those racing in the narrow 11.5 to 12.5 furlong range are 12/50 (24% SR) for 85pts (+170% ROI)
- LTO winners are 9/33 (27.3% SR) for 33.5pts (+101.4% ROI)
- whilst those ridden by the highly promising/talented Josephine Gordon are 2 from 2 for 17pts profit!
And a small John Berry flat handicap micro? OK, since 2010, races of 1m to 1m4.5f, 9/1 maximum price, top 3 finish LTO = 12/29 (41.4% SR) for 60.9pts (+209.9% ROI) with Miss Gordon riding 2 from 2 for those 17pts again.
All the above facts and figures are pertinent to Indira today, of course and this 5 yr old mare was last seen winning by 2.25 lengths over 1m4.5f at Chester coming from stall 9 (yes, nine!) under today's jockey who was claiming 3lbs off a mark of 83.
That mark is unaltered, with no penalty accrued from winning an Apprentices' handicap and the fact the jockey now claims 5lbs should make the task a little easier. Furthermore, the mare has finsihed 1211 in her last four outings, all partnered by Josephine Gordon and the pair are 2 from 2 together on turf, where Indira has an impressive enough career record, winning 4 of 14 times, with the following points of note...
- she has never been out of the first two home in three runs on good to firm ground, finishing 122 in the process
- she's 4/10 at 11.5 to 12.5 furlongs and also 4 from 10 in races at odds of 8/1 and shorter
- she's 3 from 15 running within 15 days of her last effort and has won 2 of 4 contests in this grade
- whilst her record in May stands at 2 wins from 3.
Indira isn't the only one who seems to like the month of May, jockey Josephine Gordon is having a superb time of it so far, winning 5 times and making the frame on 3 further occasions from her 15 rides in the past 11 days. Backing all 15 would have netted you a cool 24.5pts so far and she's 4/12 for 21.3pts on turf.
So the call is...a 1pt win bet on Indira at 9/2 BOG with Coral, who were the standout price at 6.40pm, but to see what your bookie is offering, simply...
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