Saturday's Result :
2.25 Cheltenham : Young Dillon @ 9/2 BOG 4th at 5/1 (Held up, in mid-division, in touch form 4th, not fluent 6th, ridden and hanging left after 3 out, hampered on bend after next, stayed on same pace flat)
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Tricky Dicky at 7/2 BOG
This 3 yr old gelding wasn't beaten by far (a length, a head and a nose) into 4th place of a big field (16 ran) handicap at Thirsk last time out almost 6 weeks ago. His performance looks even better after the event, when you realise that from stall 1, he was clearly on the "wrong side" as the rest of the first five home came from stalls 10, 16, 13 and 9.
The runner-up has since won in another big filed and that was over today's course and distance, so if the form holds out, we could be well in.
Prior to that defeat at Thirsk, Tricky Dicky's form was 1212, all over this 6f trip and to date, he is 3/10 (30% SR) for 58.93pts (+589.3% ROI) in Flat handicaps, from which the following are relevant today...
- over 6f : 3/7 (42.9%) for 61.9pts (+884.7%)
- at Class 6 : 3/6 (50%) for 62.9pts (+1048.8%)
- at 4/1 and shorter : 2/5 (40%) for 2.13pts (+42.6%)
- in fields of 9-13 runners : 3/3 (100%) for 65.93pts (+2197.7%)
- on a straight track : 2/4 (50%) for 60.12pts (+1503%)
- here at Redcar : 1/1 (100%) for 60.8pts (+608%)
That Redcar win above was over this track and trip and with the 33/1 SP paying out 60.8pts profit at Betfair SP, that clearly skews the P/L and ROI of the above stats somewhat, but doesn't detract from their validity.
A further level of reassurance can be taken from the fact that he's by Holy Roman Emperor, whose 3 yr olds are 82/596 (13.8% SR) for 279.6pts (+46.9% ROI) in UK Flat races, of which...
- over 6f : 22/135 (16.3%) for 121.2pts (+89.7%)
- this year : 19/102 (18.6%) for 141pts (+138.2%)
- on Soft ground : 14/84 (16.7%) for 49.8pts (+59.3%)
- and here at Redcar : 2/9 (22.2%) for 62.2pts (+690.7%)
...giving us...a 1pt win bet on Tricky Dicky at 7/2 BOG, a price widely available at 9.55pm on Sunday, although I'd advise using Bet365 where possible, but to see your preferred bookies' odds, simply...
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