Updated 8.58 - all selections online
EBQAA has a good record when fresh and is well handicapped on the pick of her form, so she looks an interesting runner at decent odds in the 1m6f handicap at Wolverhampton (4.50) on Monday.
She sprang a 33-1 surprise at Chester just over two years ago on her return from a 143-day absence, and won again over today’s course and distance in March 2019 having been off for 125 days.
Those wins came off marks of 66 and 64 respectively, and although her form has been a bit in and out subsequently, she has been placed three further times off marks in the mid-60s, but now runs off a mark of 58 and drops to 0-60 grade for the first time.
Her small stable hasn’t had a winner for over a year, but none of the 12 runners from the yard this year has started at single figures and given Ebqaa’s record when fresh, she might be the stable’s best chance of landing a winner in 2020.
Hugh's Best Bets (scale 1-5 points):
1pt each-way EBQAA (28-1 Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power, 25-1 general - use firms paying 4 places)
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2019 results ROI 1.16 +101.38pts
2018 results ROI 1.55 +345pts
2017 results ROI 1.46 +282pts
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