Daily Dabble, 14th July 2013
A very nice little double yesterday, which paid just over 9/2 at the early recommended prices, but only a bit more than 3/1 at SP. That demonstrates the need to use the BOG bookies and, if you're not already registered, you can that with geegeez' nine-in-one registration form here.
Chris is having a day off today, so I'll see if I can replicate his feat, beginning in the...
This is a selling hurdle, so most of them have issues of one sort or another, be they injury, ailment, fragility, or just plain lack of ability. One that seems to hold up on most of those scores is Loose Preformer, trained by the excellent David O'Meara and ridden by the excellent Tony McCoy.
This fellow is dropping back in trip having failed to get home the last twice over a half mile further, and he's also dropping down in class. He's the highest rated here, and is twenty pounds lower than his highest rating - from just a year and a half ago. It's possible that he's 'gone', but he's in the right hands, both literally in terms of the jockey and more figuratively, in terms of the trainer, and it'd be disappointing if he wasn't able to get the job done here at 6/4.
Momkinzain will bid to complete the double if we're still live, and he's on a hat-trick in this conditional riders' handicap hurdle. He's won the last twice for his eight pound claiming jockey, and has only gone up five pounds for his most recent win. Trip, ground and class look fine for him, and he might even make a bid from the front in a race with no obvious early pace.
He too is a 6/4 shot, meaning we're chasing a Best Odds Guaranteed double at 5.25/1
Back Loose Preformer & Momkinzain in a double with Stan James, Boyle or Paddy Power paying 5.25/1 BOG