Wednesday's Result :
2.10 Market Rasen : Squeeze Me @ 7/2 BOG last of 6 at 12/1 Pulled hard soon led, under pressure when headed approaching 2 out, weakened before last
Thursday's pick goes in the...
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Free Bounty @ 5/1 BOG
Beaten into fourth last time out over 2 miles in a Class 4 contest a fortnight ago and looking like he's struggled to see that trip out a couple of times recently. Back in my mind now, though, as he drops in both class and trip seeking to boost the already impressive record of his trainer, Phil McBride in A/W handicaps.
Since 2008, that record stands at 42 winners from 294 (14.3% SR) for 107.9pts (+36.7% ROI) at Classes 4 to 6, from which...
- Class 5 = 13/85 (15.3%) for 24.3pts (+28.6%)
- 4 yr olds are 11/60 (18.3%) for 73.3pts (+122.2%)
- and here at Southwell : 4/15 (26.7%) for 16.5pts (+110%)
Another angle to look at is the performance of Phil's runners sent back out pretty quickly (but not too quickly!) after a decent finish and since 2010 with runners turned back out 4-15 days after a top 4 run , the yard is 33/132 (25% SR) for 55.6pts (+42.1% ROI), including of relevance today...
- 26/100 (26%) for 67.6pts (+67.6%) in handicaps
- 11/40 (27.5%) for 22.8pts (+57%) at Class 5
- 4/19 (21.1%) for 26.9pts (+141.7%) from his 4 yr olds
Free Bounty also happens to be Phil's only runner at this track today and since 2009, when sending just the one to a track, he has 87 winners from 570 (15.3% SR) and profits of 133.1pts (+23.4%), from which...
- handicappers are 53/347 (15.3%) for 88.4pts (+25.5%)
- in Central/East England : 53/296 (17.9%) for 135.6pts (+45.8%)
- at Class 5 : 33/186 (17.7%) for 39.6pts (+21.3%)
- 6-15 days since last run : 32/160 (20%) for 84.7pts (+52.9%)
- at Southwell : 4/19 (21.1%) for 12.5pts (+68.9%)
And finally (!), seeing as this is an amateur rides race, I consider the booking of Serena Brotherton a positive one, as there aren't many amateurs with a record like hers. In fact, there are plenty of pro's who like to have ridden 76 winners from 420 rides (18.1% SR) for profits of 95.1pts (+22.7% ROI) since 2008, and it's important to stress that's in ALL races, backing her blindly!
If we do our usual SotD analysis, we can break those 420 rides down as follows...
- in handicaps : 75/410 (18.3%) for 101.6pts (+24.8%)
- in Amateur jockey races : 69/372 (18.6%) for 101.5pts (+27.3%)
- in Amateur jockeys' handicaps : 68/364 (18.7%) for 106pts (+29.1%)
- at Class 5 : 27/132 (20.5%) for 73.3pts (+55.5%)
- and in Class 5 Amateur jockeys' handicaps : 24/116 (20.7%) for 74.1pts (+63.9%), of which she was 5/15 (33/3% SR) for 15.9pts (+106% ROI) in 2016.
...all of which points to...a 1pt win bet on Free Bounty @ 5/1 BOG which was offered by both Bet365 & BetVictor at 5.30pm on Wednesday, with plenty of more than adequate 9/2 BOG elsewhere. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...
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