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Horse racing enthusiast, owner and writer; betting systems developer, tester and champion; fan of AFC Bournemouth football club; and occasional internet marketer. Google+

Double Dutch, 3rd September 2015

Double Dutch, 3rd September 2015 Shocking. Absolutely shocking. There’s no other way to describe it really. Racing can be an incredibly frustrating game sometimes, and yesterday was one of those days. Lily Waugh was going to win before falling at the second last, but that shouldn’t detract from the poor effort by Layla’s Emperor – probably wants […]

Double Dutch, 2nd September 2015 Oh dear. We’re not really getting any rub of the green for DD at the moment. The heavy ground was clearly not a good path to take yesterday as 2/1 favourite Regal Palace finished last in his race, setting the tone for the pair. No sense dwelling on it, so on we […]

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Double Dutch, 1st September 2015 August ended as most of the month had been, with a winner and a placed horse. Highpower was too good at Cartmel, but the Downpatrick pair were moderate third and fourth without excuses. A loss of 21 points on the month was about as bad as we’ve ever had, so a […]

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Racing is a big subject area, and betting on racing is too. Both are awash with facts and opinions, some more well known – and worth knowing – than others. So I thought I’d do a couple of Q & A sessions where you bring the Q’s and I attempt to bring the A’s. With […]

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Double Dutch, 31st August 2015   Saturday was a rare double loser, and compounded what has been a fairly wretched month for Double Dutch. Of course, good runs and bad runs are part of the game, and we’ll look to round out a difficult spell with a Bank Holiday pair, which may perhaps act as […]

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As the curtain falls on Deauville’s August meeting, France Galop, the governing body of French racing, announced this week that the development of the ‘new’ Longchamp had been given the go-ahead, writes Nigel Howard. At a cost of 131 million euros, demolition of the existing stands will start soon after this year’s Arc meeting. The […]

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Double Dutch, 29th August 2015 As with Groundhog Day, Double Dutch finally ‘got the girl’ yesterday. Well, maybe not ‘the girl’, but at least ‘a girl’, as Ghalib 3/1 SP and Bleu Astral 7/4 early advised combined for a 10/1 double. Not retirement plan material but to break the run was important, and it keeps […]

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On Monday of this week we migrated to a different – better, supposedly – server at our UK hosting providers. Sadly, despite being asked the precise question, they failed to tell us that there were some configuration differences on the new box. Those differences have led to a diminished level of service for Geegeez Gold […]

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Double Dutch, 28th August 2015 Has anyone seen Groundhog Day? In that film, Bill Murray goes through a cycle of the same day, gradually changing his attitude/approach until he finally wins the girl. Well, we’re going through a cycle of similar proportions just now, as we suffered yet another 1-2 result yesterday. The soft landing, […]

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Double Dutch, 27th August 2015 And so it continues. Yet another winner-second combo yesterday and, while profits are cutting back, it should be easy enough to see that the wheel will turn soon enough in our favour. The thing with racing, as I don’t need to tell you, is that when you’re hot you’re untouchable, […]

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Double Dutch, 26th August 2015 Still no winning double, but small respite in the non-runner/winner coupling last night. A loss on the day, which is no fun, but at least it was ‘only’ 0.75 points. We go again, at a rain-softened Bath this evening… Tuesday’s results were as follows: Pacolita: NR  Skidby Mill: 4th at 9/4 […]

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Double Dutch, 25th August 2015 Times like these are a real test of character for any punter. Yesterday was my second day in the DD chair, and my second straight 2-1 finish. This time it was 2-3/1-3, a sequence which included nominating a 7/1 shot backed into 2/1 favouritism (and, actually, getting beaten into 3rd). […]

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Double Dutch, 24th August 2015 Another frustrating 1-2/2-3 day, something we’ve seen all too often in the past  month or so. The final insult was that the 12/1 shot which beat us in the first of our pair of Saturday races was clear top-rated on Geegeez Gold’s speed ratings. No matter, for we’re knocking on […]

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Double Dutch, 22nd August 2015 Chris’s parting shot on Thursday was, “I’m on holiday from Friday, so you’ll be in the very capable hands of Mr Bisogno himself and if anyone can turn this ship around, he can. But before he attempts to do that, I’ll aim to steady things one more time today…” Obviously, […]

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I           A dropped pass between myself and Chris – entirely my fault – means there will be no Double Dutch today. Normal service will resume tomorrow. Matt

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