Friday's Result :
4.25 Sandown : Helfire @ 5/1 non-BOG - 2nd at 4/1 : Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on same pace. beaten by three quarters of a length after what I thought was a terrible ride...
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Whatsthemessage @ 11/4 BOG
An in-form 3 yr old filly who has finished 123111 in her last six outings and beat a bunch of male runners in a higher grade on this very track last time out 9 days ago. She just about held on over 1m1f that day, so she should welcome the 100 yards or so respite from this slightly shorter trip, as she bids to improve upon an already excellent Flat record...
...that has seen her win five of ten races to date, including...
- 4/6 after a break of less than a fortnight
- 3/5 on good to soft ground
- 3/4 at Class 4
- 2/4 over 8 to 9 furlongs
- and 1/1 here at Hamilton from that run LTO 9 days ago.
Plus, more generally...2015-17 / UK Flat 3yo+ handicaps / trainer Keith Dalgleish's 3 yr olds are 38/189 (20.1% SR) for 88.2pts (+46.7% ROI), from which...
- those last seen 6-25 days ago are 31/130 (23.9%) for 114pts (+87.7%)
- those priced at 8/1 and shorter are 36/122 (29.5%) for 74.4pts (+61%)
- in the August-October period : 20/92 (21.7%) for 97.2pts (+105.6%)
- here at Hamilton : 12/51 (23.5%) for 70.9pts (+139%)
- LTO winners are 14/35 (40%) for 49.3pts (+140.8%)
...giving us... a 1pt win bet on Whatsthemessage @ 11/4 BOG, which was offered by a half dozen firms at 6.55pm on Friday: the choice is yours! For what it's worth, I'm on with Coral. 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!