Friday's Result :
4.55 Redcar : Restive @ 9/2 BOG WON at 10/3 : Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to challenge when carried right inside final furlong, led towards finish, scoring by a length...
Saturday's selection goes in the...
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Stradivarius @ 8/1 BOG
A Group 2, 3yo+ contest over 2m on soft ground...
...and a 3 yr old Colt who is a former Group 1 winner and has won three times and been placed twice from 5 runs this year.
His suitability for today's task can be shown by the following achievements...
- 3/3 going left handed, 2/2 after a short 25-45 day break
- 2/2 at odds of 5/1 and bigger, 2/2 in fields of 12 or more
- 1/1 at Group 2, 1/1 here at Ascot and 1/1 over 2 miles
He's trained by John Gosden, whose runners are 19/99 (19.2% SR) for 2.94pts (+2.96% ROI) over the last 30 days, of which Frankie Dettori has ridden 5 winners from 20 (25%) for profits of 17.03pts (+85.15%).
More long term, this trainer/jockey partnership is 44/170 (25.9% SR) for 21.7pts (+12.8% ROI) in Class 1 contests over the last four seasons, including...
- those priced at 5/4 to 12/1 : 32/132 (24.2%) for 38.9pts (+29.5%)
- 3 yr olds @ 27/91 (29.7%) for 28.3pts (+31.1%)
- here at Ascot : 7/30 (23.3%) for 2.4pts (+8%)
- and at Group 2 : 7/25 (28%) for 18.4pts (+73.6%)
...giving us... a 1pt win bet on Stradivarius @ 8/1 BOG, which was widely available at 8.50pm on Friday. 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!