BOZmail 16th OCTOBER – the 2020 home of the BOZmail

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16th  2020 

BOZmail 2020 cycle : 2020 overall score = +32.0882 points



Currently stands at : 26.1189 points (+6.1189 points)



Currently stands at : 35.1548 points (+27.1548 points)



Currently stands at : 4.9635 points (-0.0365 points)


SPECIAL ROYAL ASCOT fixed odds bets = (-0.554 points)


Post Lockdown Litmus Test Bozbets = (+0.085 points)


Local Track Factor Section = (-0.68 points)



LIM 2020 Strike rates: Lays 89/125 = 71.20%  Backs : 24/77 = 31.16%


Another farcical affair on Thursday thanks to late withdrawals and a 22% Rule 4 deduction but as results go, wins don’t come any easier so we’ll take that and move on. It was a research race as much as anything else and Straw Fan Jack gets on the to follow list as a result of Celestial Force’s easy win. On to Friday.

Young Wolf has to give 10lb to two smart chasing debutants but that’s fair enough as he brings experience and recent form to the table and I’d be with him without necessarily going strong on his chance. Either of the other two could do him for speed at the weights if they turn out fit and fancied after lay off and Canyon City is probably the value in the race and could be an underrated horse. And so the play is a simple lay on the poor value Skandiburg.


0.2pt LAY on SKANDIBURG (around 2.8)


1st: NO BET

2nd: +0.196  (+0.196) Lay @ 4.1

3rd:  -0.18     (+0.016) Lay @ 2.2

4th:  +0.147  (+0.163) Lay @ 4.4

5th: NO BET

6th: NO BET

7th:  -0.54     (-0.377) Lay @ 3.2 : Back @ 16.5

8th:  -0.392  (-0.769) Lay @ 2.12

9th: +0.441  (-0.328) Lay @ 1.25 : Back @ 8.0

10th: -0.1     (-0.428) Back @ 2.4

11th: +0.294 (-0.134) Lay @ 1.94 : Back @ 4.0

12th: NO BET

13th: +0.1558 (+0.0218) Back @ 2.59

14th: +0.098   (+0.1198) Lay @ 2.4

15th:  +0.245  (+0.3648) Lay @ 2.7 (averaged and after 22% Rule 4 deduction)


BOZmail 2020 – Horses to follow on the flat:

Muker – Entered @ Dundalk (Oct 16)


Battleground – Entered for Doncaster (Oct 24)

Royal Air Force – Entered in the 2021 Derby (June 5)

Plainchant(FR) – WON @ Chantilly (Oct 10) – Evens


TO FOLLOW/TRADE horse on Friday at Dundalk:

7-45 – MUKER @ 13/2 – 0.25pt BACK (Get the best price that you can)

Bit of a bolt from the blue to see Muker entered for a Listed Sprint on the all weather in Ireland after all this time. Missed Plainchant winning in France the other day (well done if you spotted it) but don’t intend to miss this boy. He more than anyone signifies the 2020 BOZmail survival with his run at Royal Ascot and owes me not a bean. I’ve run a rule over the race and the fact he comes and has already proved on all weather are in his favour. The Ascot form and subsequent win boost his chance which leaves it just down to times. How does he compare on those? Reasonably to be considered in the top six but the key would be the weight for age he gets. As a two year old, he gets over a stone off most and 8lb off other British raider and potential main danger Rocket Action. The other thing for me is that back form has been boosted. Tactical who beat him in the Windsor Castle has won a Group 2 since. Both second and third he beat at York have gone on and won and he was the one giving weight all round that day. He’s smart. Two year old won this race last year but big field so I find it hard to be bullish with an unknown O’Brien horse also in the line up. Muker is just a to follow for life now and without any kind of confident form study back up, I just fancy him to run a big race. 0.25pt BACK for me. I may have a last furlong hedge below 2.0 if I get chance.He is a front runner so that bodes well.

But in general, I back to win! 

BOZmail 2020 – NH Horses to follow (Part Two):

Straw Fan Jack


Flic Ou Voyou 

Soaring Glory

Israel Champ


Sangha River -Entered @ Kempton (Oct 18)

Captain Tom Cat 

Saint Sam (FR)

Pisgah Pike – Entered @ Kempton (Oct 18) & Plumpton (Oct 19)

Young Wolf – Entered @ Fakenham (Oct 16)


Soldier of Love 

Lady Bowes(soft) 

Captain Zebo

Defi Sacre


Oscar Rose 

She’s a Rocca(heavy) 

Charm Offensive


Baby Jane

Caius Marcius – Entered @ Market Rasen (Oct 17)

Calum Gilhooly 

The Butcher Said

Leapaway  Entered @ Kempton (Oct 18)

Return Ticket(flat track) 

Redford Road

Not That Fuisse(good/good to soft)

Carroll’s Milan

Prettylittlething – Entered @ Stratford (Oct 17)



Al Dancer


Stormy Ireland

Eldorado Allen

NH TO FOLLOW/TRADE horse on Thursday at Carlisle:

1-52 SHE’S A ROCCA @ 16/1 – 0.1pt BACK

Backed @ 20.0 (averaged) : hedged 0.2pt @ 8.0 before the off : P/L = +0.098pts

Actually a good run to finish fourth and the stiff track suited and we are likely to see her back here as the winter goes on.Over further and with testing ground, we’ll be having a proper gamble on this one. Watch this space!!


LIM Monthly Scores:

February: + 1.3496 points

March      : + 1.5866 points


April         : – 0.1733 points

May          : – 0.8359 points


June         : + 0.0428 points

July          : + 0.8046 points  

August    :  +1.9726 points   (+4.747 points)

September : +1.0071 points (+5.7541 points)


The BOZmail golden rules:

1/ Try to look where others do not.

2/ Make sure your selections are as good as you can get them(the boz’s job here)

3/ Get your staking right (up when confident – down when less so or when managing bank)

4/ Do all in your power to get best price available(whether that be using price comparison sites or using partial staking techniques on the exchanges when unsure which way a price might go. Be careful not to take exchange ‘silly prices’ if you are going in early on a lay price or if a specified low lay tissue price goes on a significant drift. Always check bookmaker tissue prices first to get a guide on what to expect from the market if it is not yet properly formed on the exchanges. The recommendation is always to secure a price (if possible) when actually placing the lay bet. Your discretion based on personal form study and watching the markets develop also encouraged to ensure you maximise returns.The staking advices are a general rather than rigid dictate – mainly for the less experienced and those not able to spend time watching markets develop and practising the optimum betting time skill. Remember also that a lay price available at a significantly lower level than stated on the sheet offers opportunity to increase lay stake without increasing calculated safe lay liability. This can be a key profit optimising tool in the long term if your form study agrees with that published by The Boz.

5/ Always keep in mind the long term ‘importance of  breaking even’ philosophy and practice. This is very much used by The Boz in his staking advices and is recommended in your betting practices – especially during the down spells – in order to maintain a healthy and consistent bank.

6/ Always remember the BOZ does traditionally suffer from Murphys Law. If he expresses his opinion but states that he won’t be betting on it himself and isn’t making it an official tip, remember that historically these can be his best advices! The 2019 Grand National opinion expressed paid a £2,260-93 tricast for a £60 (£1×60) permed stake (five selections). 

7/ Never accept an overall loss. This has been the BOZ’s mantra for 22 years. The year the BOZmail posts an overall loss is the year he packs in.

“I play cautiously and strategically with bank management always in mind.”  Boz 

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