Tuesday's Result :
2.45 Musselburgh : Shifting Star @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 15/8 (Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, eased when held close home)
Wednesday's pick goes in the...
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Pastoral Music at 7/2 BOG
Third when last seen 25 days ago, this 3 yr old gelding was only beaten by a length here on this track over 1m2f, finishing half a length behind a 74-rated runner-up, so a mark of 73 today seems fair for his handicap debut which sees him step up in trip by a couple of furlongs.
His yard is in good nick, as Hughie Morrison's runners are 7/16 over last fortnight and 4/9 in the last seven days (he has one to run at 8.10 Tuesday, which will slighly alter those figures) and he does well enough enough with his handicap debutants, especially under today's conditions, as we'll now see!
Since the start of 2009, Hughie's handicap debutants are 33/203 (16.3% SR) for 30.7pts (+15.2% ROI) and these are decent enough figures, but in the light of this contest, those runners are..
- 24/159 (15.1%) for 24.3pts (+15.3%) as 3 yr olds
- 17/113 (15%) for 34pts (+30.1%) 11 to 45 days after they last ran
- 16/90 (17.8%) for 28.3pts (+31.4%) from his males
- 15/83 (18.1%) for 36.8pts (+44.4%) at Class 5
- 24/78 (30.8%) for 37.5pts (+48%) at odds of 2/1 to 5/1
- 12/48 (25%) for 13pts (+27.1%) stepped up in trip by 1.5 to 2.5f
- 8/41 (19.5%) for 12.6pts (+30.7%) stepping up a class
- 8/33 (24.2%) for 16.8pts (+50.9%) from those placed 2nd or 3rd LTO
...and this all means the call is a 1pt win bet on Pastoral Music at 7/2 BOG with either of 10Bet, BetVictor and/or Paddy Power, who all headed the market at 5.55pm and to see what your preferred bookie is offering...
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