Daily Dabble, 7th April 2013
We won't dwell on yesterday except to say it was a losing day, and we'll push right on with today's double offering, beginning in the...
According to the Racing Post, Leac An Scail needs heavy ground, but there's no evidence of that in his overall form profile. Sure, he's won on heavy, but he's also won on good. His course record since unshipping in a novices' handicap chase is 22111, and that's attractive in the context of a race like this.
Sam Drake is good value for her seven pound claim, and has ridden this fellow a dozen times, and been in the frame on eight occasions, so they get on just fine together. The trip is no problem - he's a course and distance winner - and nor is the class: he's won three times in this class 4, and as high as class 2 back in 2010.
That all points to a 'there or thereabouts' showing today at 11/2 BOG.
I'm doubling him up with ...
Yellow Rosebud is a very consistent lass, and she's actually been in the frame in seven of her eight career starts. Not only that, but she's twice won in this Group 3 grade, and the trip and ground are both right for her. She has a fitness edge on market leaders, Nephrite and Foxtrot Romeo, that pair not having been out for 350 and 204 days respectively, and Rose should at least claim a place here at 5/1 BOG.
The win double pays 38/1 with Paddy Power, and is best odds guaranteed, of course. The place double pays 3.2/1.
Back Leac An Scail and Yellow Rosebud in an each way double with Paddy Power with the win part paying 38/1 (Best Odds Guaranteed)