Friday's Result :
4.40 Newbury : Bowson Fred @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 4/1 Switch leaders, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, final furlong, soon headed and and not pace of winner, kept on for 2nd
Saturday's pick goes in the...
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Beneficial Joe @ 11/4 BOG
This 7yr old gelding was in sparkling form last autumn/winter finishing 121 I in his last three runs before being rested.
He's hasn't actually raced over this 2m7f trip before, but he is 2 from 2 over 2m7.5f, with both wins coming in similar sized fields to today.
He now returns from a break of 28 weeks, but that doesn't concern me too much as Graeme McPherson is very good at getting horses ready after a break and his handicappers racing with either no run or just one outing in the previous 90 days are 37/286 (12.9% ROI) for 301.8pts (+105.5% ROI) since 2010.
In addition to the above, his LTO winners are 9 from 39 (23.1% SR) over the last 18 months, including...
- in handicaps : 9/34 (26.5%) for 4.48pts (+13.2%)
- hurdlers are 9/29 (31%) for 9.48pts (+32.7%)
- those priced at 7/1 and shorter are 9/24 (37.5%) for 14.48pts (+60.3%)
- and Class 4 runners are 5/16 (31.25%) for 3.86pts (+24.1%)
AND...handicap hurdlers priced at 7/1 and shorter are 9/19 (47.4% SR) for 19.48pts (+102.5% ROI) with Class 4 runners winning 5 of 9 (55.6%) for 10.86pts (+120.6%)
...but first...a 1pt win bet on Beneficial Joe @ 11/4 BOG which was widely available at 9.20pm 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 are to Betfair SP, as (i) I NEVER bet to ISP and neither should you and (ii) although inferior to the BOG odds we secure, BFSP is the nearest approximation I can give, so I actually expect to beat the returns quoted.