Friday's Pick was...
6.00 Musselburgh : Zeshov @ 11/4 BOG WON at 6/4 (Raced wide tracked leaders, led approaching 2f out, ridden and ran on)
Saturday's pick runs in the...
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Ghostwatch @ 5/1 BOG
In the 11-runner, Class 2 Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap) for 3yo over 1m4f on Good ground, worth £62250 to the winner...
Going to keep this one relatively simple with this in-form 3 yr old who has 3 wins and 2 places from 6 runs this year, including wins at both 1m4f and 1m6f, ensuring stamina shouldn't be an issue today.
He has also won at this grade (LTO 14 days ago) and he has 2 wins and 2 places from the four occasions that William Buick has been in the saddle.
His trainer Charlie Appleby is bang amongst the winners again with a 4 from 8 record over the last fortnight, from which Mr Buick is 4 from 7, whilst over the last three seasons, the Appleby string are 17 from 100 (17% SR) for 37.6pts (+37.6% ROI) profit here at Ascot, from which...
- William Buick is 12/62 (19.4%) for 36.7pts (+59.2%)
- at Class 2 : 5/38 (13.2%) for 40.8pts (+107.3%)
- over 1m4f course and distance : 4/19 (21.1%) for 26.9pts (+141.8%)
And finally, I think it's worth noting that Charlie Appleby's LTO winners running at Class 1/2 over 8.5 to 13.5 furlongs are 24 from 94 (25.5% SR) for 49.2pts (+52.3% ROI), including...
- 3 yr olds at 12/45 (26.7%) for 52.3pts (+116.2%)
- under William Buick : 12/43 (27.9%) for 38.1pts (+88.6%)
- at Class 2 : 12/38 (31.6%) for 19.4pts (+51.1%)
- in 3 yo only races : 7/32 (21.9%) for 29.1pts (+90.9%)
- after a break of less than 3 weeks : 10/25 (40%) for 27.7pts (+110.8%)
- and here at Ascot : 3/12 (25%) for 12.4pts (+103.4%)
...pointing to... a 1pt win bet on Ghostwatch @ 5/1 BOG, a price offered by Betfair, BetStars, BetVictor & Paddy Power as of 7.20pm on Friday evening. To see what your preferred bookie will give you...
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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!