Monday's Result :
2.30 Hereford : Steel Native @ 4/1 BOG non-runner meeting abandoned (frozen)....
Next up is Tuesday's...
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London @ 7/1 BOG
A Class 3, 4yo+ Handicap over 1m on Fibresand worth £7,561 to the winner...
Well, on first inspection, I marked this down as a fairly open but mediocre contest that shouldn't take much winning and at 7/1, London looked a good couple of points too long (in my opinion, of course!)
He ran very well in a higher grade (C2) two starts ago when going down by a couple of lengths at Chelmsford and despite not faring as well in that grade last time out, having to race wide at Lingfield makes nobody's day any better!
Down in class, he has a decent draw and looks likely to be setting the pace on a track that rewards front runners (the pace tab on your Geegeez racecard will confirm this) and with Nicola Currie taking 5lbs off, he should be competitive at the very worst.
Speaking of that jockey claim, trainer Phil McEntee's A/W handicappers ridden by 5lb claimers are 11/58 (19% SR) for 95.77pts (+165.1% ROI) over the last three years, including of relevance today...
- males are 10/49 (20.4%) for 88.4pts (+180.3%)
- over trips of 6f to 1m : 11/41 (26.8%) for 112.77pts (+275%)
- 4-15 days since last run : 7/27 (25.9%) for 89.93pts (+333.1%)
- 5 yr olds are 6/17 (35.3%) for 89.9pts (+529%)
London has only raced once here before in his 22 career starts, but I'd imagine that as time goes by, he should get used to the surface with him being a son of Galileo, whose offspring are 20/146 (13.7% SR) for 29.1pts (+19.9% ROI) over a mile on the A/W since 2012, whilst since 2010 those running over this track & trip are 4/11 (36.4%) for 3.1pts (+28.2%), including 2 winners from 3 (66.6%) for 2.69pts (+89.5%) last year.
...pointing to...... a 1pt win bet on London @ 7/1 BOG which was available from Bet365, Betfair, BetVictor and SkyBet at 6.15pm on Monday. 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!