Double Dutch, 23rd June 2014
Another double on Saturday, and a nice one too, despite the gnawing of a 25p Rule 4 deduction...
Saturday's results were as follows:
Riverside City: won at 5/4 (adv 13/8)
Gone Platinum: 5th at 6/4 (adv 5/4)
Hay Chewed: won at 15/2 (adv 6/1) 25p Rule 4
Reroute: 3rd at 4/1 (adv 9/2) 25p Rule 4
Results to date:
264 winning selections from 949 = 27.82%
84 winning bets in 248 days = 33.87%
P/L : +35.41pts (+7.14% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
It's not easy to find a pair of races today, in truth. But this looks the more likely of the two in any case. It's a small field sprint handicap, and Thataboy and Minley look to have it between them. They're the form choices, and the pace choices, and both have seen steady support today, to the exclusion of the rest of the field. Unexciting stuff, but one of them should win.
I'm taking a big chance here and fielding against Bless N'ject, the Willie Mullins runner. He is a nine year old whose two career wins looks weak enough. Against him there are reasons to believe that the less exposed pair of Wandering Aengus and especially King Leon can improve again.
Wandering Aengus won on his debut back in 2010, beating subsequent Cheltenham Bumper winner (!), Cheltenian. Since then, it's not gone so well, but he has a touch of class and his form in handicaps gives him a real squeak dropped back to a novice event.
King Leon runs for Aiden O'Brien, and steps up half a mile in trip after a maiden win last time. The quicker ground that day saw him improve about a stone on what he'd done before, and the slighter quicker ground again here could eke out further progress. In any case, he's the lightest raced of the main contenders and has more potential than the others.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles, as follows:
Thataboy / Wandering Aengus @ 18.25/1 (7/4 & 6/1 : Boylesports)
Thataboy / King Leon @ 5.88/1 (7/4 & 6/4 : betfred)
Minley / Wandering Aengus @ 19.16/1 (15/8 & 6/1 : Coral)
Minley / King Leon @ 6.2/1 (15/8 & 6/4: Betfred)