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THATSTHEWAYTODIT is a bit of a speculative selection in the 7f handicap at Wolverhampton (4.45), as she probably needs a career-best effort to take this, but there must be a chance the drop in trip coupled with the fitting of blinkers will spark an improved effort.
She has shown definite signs of ability on the all-weather, but she has given the impression on several occasions that 1m and beyond stretches her stamina. She was clear until the furlong pole when runner-up over the extended 1m1f trip here last November, and she again did too much too soon when fifth next time.
She probably needed the run when fifth at Chelmsford over a mile on her return from a break two outings ago, and soft ground at Carlisle last time was almost certainly unsuitable. She’s not the only runner in the field with a history of racing prominently, but the combination of blinkers and the drop in trip could still see her in a different light today.
At Windsor tonight (8.50) ZAVIKON might be able to confirm the promise of his recent Yarmouth third.
That latest run was his turf debut, and he was probably unfortunate not to win, short of room on more than one occasion and making his challenge towards the centre of the track, which was probably not the best place to be.
He drops to 5f here having finished fast over 6f that day, but his fast finish was partly a result of having had to wait for a run. He travelled well enough to suggest the drop to 5f wouldn’t be a problem, especially with the hood removed, and a decent pace looks on the cards here. Off a pound higher mark, he should go close if getting the run of the race.
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1pt win THATSTHEWAYTODIT (18-1 BetFred, Bet Victor, bet365, Sky Bet, StanJames, William Hill)
1pt win ZAVIKON (3-1 general - 100-30 in places)
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Hugh recorded a +281pts profit for 2016 with a return on investment of 1.44, his highest ROI ever. You can view his monthly figures by clicking the links below:
2016 results ROI 1.44 +281pts
2015 results ROI 1.34 +207pts
2014 results ROI 1.32 +199.79pts
2013 results ROI 1.32 +210pts
2012 results ROI 1.31 +222.65pts
2011 results ROI 1.28 +302.64 pts
2010 results ROI 1.23 +324.79 pts
2009 results ROI 1.26 +500.36 pts