Monday's pick was...
7.30 Kempton : Celtic Classis @ 10/3 BOG WON at 3/1 (Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on to win by 1.25 lengths)
Tuesday's pick runs in the...
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Star Shield @ 11/4 BOG
...in a 10-runner, Class 4, Flat handicap for 3yo+ over 1m on Good to firm ground worth £5,693 to the winner...
This 4 yr old gelding has made the frame in five of his last six starts, winning twice and was only beaten by three quarters of a length over this course and distance last time out, 24 days ago : that was in a higher grade than today, so hopefully the drop in class will be to his (and our) advantage.
He has a win and two places from four starts at Class 4, a win and two runner-up finishes from his last three runs on good to firm, he has a win and a runner-up place from two previous visits to Redcar and was a runner-up on the only other occasion that David Nolan rode him.
His trainer David O'Meara is 38 from 151 (25.2% SR) for 70.8pts (+46.9% ROI) in Redcar handicaps at odds of 2/1 to 15/2 (where I do most of my betting), from which the following are relevant today...
- 36/139 (28.1%) for 70.1pts (+50.4%) in races worth less than £8,000 to the winner
- 29/92 (31.5%) for 72.7pts (+79%) in fields of 7-11 runners
- 22/87 (25.3%) for 43.8pts (+50.3%) on Good to Firm ground
- 16/45 (35.6%) for 42.5pts (+94.4%) with class droppers
- 14/45 (31.1%) for 37.2pts (+82.7%) with 4 yr olds
- 13/38 (34.2%) for 34.4pts (+90.4%) over trips of 8 to 9 furlongs
- 11/41 (26.8%) for 20.6pts (+50.2%) at Class 4
- and 10/46 (21.7%) for 16.6pts (+36.2%) over the last three seasons...
...giving us... a 1pt win bet on Star Shield @ 11/4 BOG as was available in half a dozen places at 5.45pm on Monday, but to see what your preferred bookie is quoting later...
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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!