It's Saturday, there's some excellent racing, and so it would be rude in the extreme not to have a little piece of the action. In this post, I've found three that show up well on various Gold reports and/or tools, and I'm going to hurl them in a trixie bet (three doubles and a treble). It's more than likely ambitious, but faint heart never won fair maiden.
I've also got news of some more vastly inflated prices being offered to attract new customers, a couple of which look as close to free money as you can get.
But we start with the trixie.
The first of the trio to run will be HUMOUR in the 1.25 Lingfield. He's a 6/1 shot with bet365 as I write (Friday night) but only 7/2 with PP and BetVictor.
Humour appears near the top of my Hot Form report with the filters I have set up - see image below - and ran a good second last time at Wolverhampton behind a well handicapped sort. The race is working out quite well as you can see, with two winners and three placed horses emerging from the eight subsequent starts.
Humour also emerges well on the place part of Instant Expert, though this will be his first run at Lingers.
And those snippets of form are enough to make the ticket.
For leg two, I'm nipping round the M25 to Ascot for the 2.05 race, the Amlin Chase. AL FEROF is a favourite of mine, and he's very well suited by conditions here, despite not being 'officially' best in.
He sits proudly atop The Shortlist, with a line of green profile and a full 15 points scored.
I was a little concerned by his absence of 254 days, but then I checked the Full Form Filter tab on the race, and hit the '60+ days' button to see how he'd fared after a break of at least two months. As you'll see,especially if you click on the image below, I was suitably encouraged:
Four completed starts off a layoff have yielded four wins, and he is on my team. Good old Alfie...
We'll have a bit of a wait for leg three, should we actually have any wagering strings left to our bow, and for the literal out there it would be possible to get from Ascot to Wolverhampton in time for the 8.45 race, a claiming stakes over a mile and half a furlong.
There to greet us, hopefully, will be NAOISE. Ollie Pears' chap is bidding for a course and distance hat-trick having won his last couple in handicap company. A close run Class 6 effort was followed by a more clear cut Class 5 margin of victory, so it might be a bit of a niggle that he drops to claiming class here.
Still, there are grounds for optimism, as follows. First, Ollie and his main jockey, Jacob Butterfield, have a cracking record at Wolverhampton, as illustrated on the TJ Combo report.
And second, like Al Ferof, they are one of five horses with a perfect 15 score on The Shortlist.
No prices available on Naoise at the time of writing, but I'm happy to allow the starting price market govern my fate, should it even be needed!
So there's my ticket. I've sided each way, in the hope that I at least have a chance of a place double rolling into leg three, and we'll see how we go. Coward, moi? (Yes!)
Now then, I've received a plethora of bookmaker specials for this weekend, and a number of them merit consideration if you qualify (which basically means if you don't already have an account with that firm).
The New One offers
I'll start with the 'close to free money' offers, of which there are three, all revolving around The New One in the 1.50 Haydock.
This Champion Hurdle aspirant is 1/3 in the early market skirmishes and that looks appropriate on the balance of form, despite some progressive hurdlers in opposition.
Coral are offering new customers 3/1 for £10 max on The New One - click that link if you don't have a Coral account.
Totesport.mobi (separate from normal totesport) are also offering new customers 3/1 for £10 max on The New One - click that link if you don't have a Totesport.mobi account. NB You must sign up either via totesport.mobi or via the totesport app to get this concession.
And SkyBet have their money back if the favourite wins concession on The New One's race. This applies to all customers, and stakes are returned in the form of a free bet on bets of between £5 and £25. So if you fancy something against TNO, this is the place to wager. I'm a big fan of Melodic Rendezvous and might just chance him with SkyBet.
Other Enhanced Prices
sportingbet have two decent enhanced offers for new customers. If you like either Cue Card or Silviniaco Conti in the Betfair Chase (3.00 Haydock), you can have 5/1 your pick via this link.
And if you've a fancy for Volnay De Thaix in the Fixed Brush Hurdle, a top priced 9/2 generally, you can have double those odds - 9/1 - via this link. This again is a new customer offer, so if you're not with sportingbet already, one or other of these offers might work for you.
And if you like Cue Card in that 3.00 Haydock race, Winner Sports are offering 6/1 about this top priced 4/1 shot. New customers again, and here's the link.
Finally, for all customers, racebets are returning stakes as a free bet if your pick finishes second in the 3.00 Haydock. Here's the link for racebets.
Whatever you fancy, and with whoever you're backing, have a great day, and good luck!
p.s. don't forget you can see the racecards here.
Double Dutch is free to all and is now online for you here (last two Saturdays have produced 40+/1 doubles, so no doubt we'll clunk out this week!)
And free registered users have access to that brilliant Trainer/Jockey Combo report today, as well as a Race of the Day (marked in yellow on your cards when you're logged in).
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