Daily Dabble, 16th July 2013
Close, but not close enough again yesterday. We picked up a winner in race 2 as Frontline got home at 6/4, a shade shorter than our 13/8 advice, but it was all a bit in vain, as Aloha had already failed to keep her end of the bargain.
We'd selected her at 6/4, but she drifted out to 5/2, as the market was far more keen on Nateeja and they were proved right as that horse pretty much blew the rest of the field away, scoring by a good seven lengths whilst easing down to win at 4/1 with our selection back in third place.
I'm going back to the Killarney meet for one of today's picks, but our first port of call is the...
Where I like the look of Powerful Wind, who made all to win over course and distance last month and despite a 7lb rise in the weights today, the manner in which he completed that C&D victory gives me the hope he can repeat the feat. He wasn't disgraced when finishing third at The Curragh last time out in a much stronger race than this and I expect him to gain an easy lead here today. If he does get that lead, he'll be very difficult to beat and at odds of up to 2/1 on offer, we should be set fair for the...
Where Rain God looks the standout horse on show. The combination of faster ground and blinkers seems to have work wonders for this one, with three wins and a place from his last four outings under those conditions. The going is good to firm today and those blinkers are reapplied and I don't think that even the 6lb rise in the weights will stop this becoming the latest winner for AP/JP O'Brien partnership. He has the best form in the race and despite the penalty is till very weighted, receiving plenty from his rivals and as such looks a solid second leg at odds of around 13/8
Back Powerful Wind & Rain God in a double with Betfred paying just short of 7/1 BOG (6.875/1)