Thursday's Result :
7.45 Epsom : Tapis Libre @ 9/4 BOG WON at 7/4 Tracked leader, led over 6f out, headed over 2f out, ridden and rider dropped whip 1f out, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, just held on gamely.
Friday's pick goes in the...
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Camerone @ 10/3 BOG
A 3 yr old filly who has won two of her four starts to date, including a win at Beverley last time out 24 days ago when tackling this 1m4f trip for the first time.
As well as being in clearly good form, she also benefits from the weight for age allowance that sees 3yr olds given an advantage in open age handicaps with the allowance increasing the longer the race becomes.
This allowance isn't a secret, but some trainers are better than others at making the most of it and if you want a trainer who's amongst the most adept, step forward Ralph Beckett.
Ralph's 3yr olds getting the WFA in open age Flat (Turf) handicaps at trips of 1m4f to 1m6.5f are 29/88 (33% SR) for level stakes profits of 57.6pts at an impressive ROI of 65.5% and to be honest, those numbers are good enough for me!
However, if you want to quantify how well those numbers stack up in a contest like today's, then I can tell you that the 88 runners are...
- 28/82 (34.2%) for 53.45pts (+65.2%) having run in the last 60 days
- 22/67 (32.8%) for 36.8pts (+54.9%) over a mile and half
- 24/66 (36.4%) for 71.7pts (+108.6%) at odds of 11/8 to 10/1
- 20/56 (35.7%) for 30.84pts (+55.1%) from his female runners
- 12/24 (50%) for 27.02pts (+112.6%) from LTO winners
- 8/23 (34.8%) for 19.03pts (+82.7%) at Class 3
- 7/23 (30.4%) for 8.41pts (+36.6%) in fillies races
- 8/16 (50%) for 17.02pts (+106.4%) on Good to Soft ground
- 3/5 (60%) for 9.81pts (+196.2%) ridden by Harry Bentley
- and 1/2 (50%) for 8.19pts (+409.5%) here at Ascot
...giving us...a 1pt win bet on Camerone @ 10/3 BOG which was available from half a dozen firms at 5.50pm on Thursday. Those of you with an unrestricted Bet365 account however, should take the 7/2 BOG offered there. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...
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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!