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Daily Dabble, 31st July 2013

Daily Dabble, 31st July 2013

Daily Dabble, 31st July 2013

Daily Dabble, 31st July 2013

Here at Geegeez, we're open and honest enough to hold our hands up and admit when something isn't working and sadly today is one of those days. It's quite clear that I've not managed to make this site feature a success, despite a series of near misses. So, with regret, we have decided that today will be the last Daily Dabble for the forseeable future.

Yesterday's results were pretty indicative of the way things have fallen for this feature, Nafa was the class horse in her race and brought the best form to the table, but when push came to shove had nothing extra when needed, finishing 3rd at 6/5.

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That meant that man of Leisure was running for personal pride only and I'm happy to report that he gave a really gutsy account of himself. Conceding huge chunks of weight all round, he toughed it out and just about hung on to win by a neck at 7/4.

I do, however, expect both of today's runners to do the business and at least let me sign off with a winning bet, starting with the...

3.25 Perth

The re-opposing Lord Of Drums and Mourne Paddy clashed here last night over 2m4f, with our selection finishing in 2nd place with the latter a further 23 lengths further back. Lord of Drums comes here in good form (4231412 this year) and still looks like he's improving.  The drop down to today's 2m trip is sure to suit him more than last night's effort. His two wins this year were over this trip: once at Hexham in April and once over today's course and distance just under 4 weeks ago. He hs won on Good ground and also Good to Soft and also has some good runs behind him on even softer ground than that, so the recent rain won't be a hindrance either. I wouldn't be surprised if he attempts to make all and looks a good bet at 11/8.

6.55 Sandown

Voice of a Leader is a son of Danehill Dancer from a mare who was a 1m winner as a 2yr old. He cost 210,000 guineas and was very well spoken of before his debut at Newmarket. He didn't quite come to terms with the whole thing that day, but the experience will no doubt stand him in good stead. He was less than 2 lengths behind Expert that day and that one went on to win next time out. He is that well-regarded that he holds a couple of Group race (Champagne Stakes and the Royal Lodge) entries and even just normal progression should be enough to take this one today at a price of around 11/10.

Back Lord Of Drums Voice of a Leader in a double with either of Paddy Power or William Hill paying 4/1 BOG

***PS Don't forget, you can find all today's racecards right here!***

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8 replies
  1. Mark J
    Mark J says:

    A shame Chris as I’ve enjoyed following the DD – let’s hope for a winning finale as you say! Thanks for all your hard work with it nevertheless.

  2. mintyrambler
    mintyrambler says:

    Hi Chris – thanks for all work you have put into the D.D. trial, shame you have decided to “call it a day” on this. Hope it’s not because of the unjust comments some have left in the passed. I for one think you have done an excellent research job each day – I’ve always put the D.D. with the SotD in a Trixie and had some very nice results, including yesterday.

    Will miss the Daily Dabble

    Thanks for the fun.

    • Chris Worrall
      Chris Worrall says:

      Nothing to do with any comments at all. I actually think I’ve gotten away quite lightly here.
      It’s purely based on results and the time/effort that both myself and Matt have put into the DD hasn’t been reflected in the occasional payouts. We strive to provide a quality (and profitable) free service on here, but it just wasn’t working out and we’ll now try to find something else for you all. SotD is a different kettle of fish, as even though it has gone through a rough patch, it is still profitable and this month has been very good indeed, as yesterday’s 6/1 winner (with a 4/1 possible 2nd selection) shows.

      All the best,

  3. Gostevie
    Gostevie says:

    Hi Chris,

    I too have enjoyed following, and paper-trading, the DD and will miss it.

    I can’t say I’m surprised that you have decided to close the experiment as the results haven’t gone your way, but I actually do think has been worthwhile in that it has helped to strengthen my belief that it is very hard to make money out of multiple bets.

    Thank you for the work you have put into this feature, and all credit to you for your honesty in not pursuing a blind alley. It was fun while it lasted.

    All the best,


  4. Chris A
    Chris A says:

    Hi Chris

    Just wanted to echo Steve’s comments, firstly in thanking you and Matt for your efforts and also on how difficult it is to land multiple bets….you can see why they are the bookies favourite!!

    I had a little bit of joy with a daily patent last year, but this year have found it much more difficult, but still persist with the multiples as it suits me in that a) I am not a large stakes punter and b) I can be away with work for most of the day so it gives me a small stakes interest on a number of races.

    Thanks again and look forward to the next feature on what remains the best horse racing site on the web.

    Cheers, Chris

  5. Stuart
    Stuart says:

    I shall miss this feature, but can also understand your reasoning. Following your trails of thought has been highly educational, and I thank you both for your time and effort. I shall also look forward to whatever you come up with next, now you have all this time on your hands!!! ;o)

    • Chris Worrall
      Chris Worrall says:

      I think today pretty much summed up the way things have gone. The first selection was withdrawn at lunchtime and we took 11/10 on the second which won easily. Unfortunately there was a rule 4 applied and the overall winnings were a mere 0.88 of a point.

  6. Roy Connor
    Roy Connor says:

    listen its hard to get winners when the best horses always come second….Your info was always good and interesting and a great read..I’m sure you guys will find the winning solution for us readers….good luck, and thanks, Roy

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