Double Dutch, 11th April 2014
Back to winning ways yesterday, though no huge payoff. Our outsider of two - and a drifter to boot - was a bit unlucky not to wear down the winner in the second leg, but we still recorded a profitable albeit a negligible one.
Thursday's results were as follows:
Fine Moment: won at 6/4 (adv 6/4)
Rising Teal: 4th at 3/1 (adv 7/2)
Warwickshire: won at 10/11 (adv 11/8)
Done A Runner: 2nd at 5/2 (adv 6/4)
Results to date:
210 winning selections from 719 = 29.21%
70 winning bets in 188 days = 37.23%
P/L : +70.91pts (+18.96% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
Friday's two by two is thus...
The opener at Fonters and a horse whose owner, Kate, is a friend and secretary of London Racing Club. She has a nice horse on her hands too, called Spyder, as this chap won well against a decent field and despite pulling way too hard last time. If he settles better here - and the bendy constitution of Fontwell could help with that, he'll be hard to beat.
The obvious danger is Long Lunch, who has been consistent since winning a maiden hurdle without winning. He's been beaten by two fair sorts in Saint Jerome and Anay Turge (both winners again since), and looks nailed on to run his race again.
From the first race of the day to almost the last, so we'll have a few hours to work out what we might win, if we're still rolling!
It's a terrible race, and I'm not that confident either, I'm afraid. But the two horses which look most likely to fight out the finish are James Tate's Role Reversal and John Hills' Katja.
The former has had three goes now and taken the bronze medal on each occasion. She's not been getting home in her races over six furlongs, and this shorter trip could just be the answer. Luke Morris is one of the best all weather pilots around, and he'll give her every chance tonight.
Katja gets the services of Oisin Murphy, the wonder kid, and she'll not struggle for assistance either, as a consequence. The course is the unknown for her, as her all weather experience thus far has been at Lingfield and Kempton. This slightly stiffer five could suit optimally though, and that's the basis of her inclusion.
Meridius has proved popular on this step down in trip, and is the highest rated in the field, but they might just have gone before this chap hits his stride.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles, as follows:
Spyder / Role Reversal @ 13.63/1 (9/4 & 7/2 : BetVictor)
Spyder / Katja @ 7.52/1 (9/4 & 13/8 : BetVictor)
Long Lunch / Role Reversal @ 13.63/1 (9/4 & 7/2 : Betfair Sportsbook)
Long Lunch / Katja @ 7.13/1 (9/4 & 6/4 : Betfair Sportsbook)