Double Dutch, 30th March 2015
Well, two doubles from six last week, culminating with a second 'tiddler' on Saturday. We won't get rich backing those, but the aim of the game is to catch a drifter whilst insuring the position with solid fancies.
Saturday saw the two jollies, flagged at 6/4 and 13/8, win at 8/11 and 11/10. Unexciting but stakes more than covered, and we go again today...
Saturday's results were as follows:
Sizing Titanium: WON at 8/11 (adv 6/4)
Little Rocky: 4th at 7/2 (adv 3/1)
Felix Yonger: WON at 11/10 (adv 13/8)
Flemenstar: 6th at 11/4 (adv 7/2)
Results to date:
530 winning selections from 1853 = 28.6%
165 winning bets in 480 days = 34.38%
P/L : +108.77pts (+11.34% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
In search of a drifter once more today, starting in the...
7/1 bar two, and it looks more like 10's bar, with a solid pair at the head of the market. Both Argot and Brother Bennett have had a few tries now, but they bring solid placed form to the party.
Argot has been second in two of his three hurdling starts, and is rated 119. He's improved from race to race and put up a huge speed figure last time. Kempton's flat track should help this flat bred get home, and he ought to win at the fourth time of asking.
If not, Brother Bennett, a bumper winner in Ireland and consistent in four hurdle starts, should take advantage. Jim Best is getting some slightly better stock these days, and this lad - a running on second over course and distance last time out - could be a 130 horse for him in time. He's rated 113 coming into this and he'll be kicking on when the jolly may be stopping...
A paceless little race, with just the four going to post. Marie Des Anges has the best form and she's got a good winning attitude: four from twelve over fences. Two miles might just be on the sharp side for her, especially in a race where they probably won't go very fast, but she'll love the soft ground.
If she is outpaced, Sublime Talent is easily the most likely beneficiary despite his market drift this morning. This slower ground is expected to mitigate for a lack of toe at the minimum on firmer in recent times, and Evan Williams' gelding can give the favourite most to think about.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles as follows:
Argot/ Marie Des Anges @ 4.13/1 (6/4 & 11/10: Betbright)
Argot/ Sublime Talent @ 7.92/1 (11/8 & 11/4: Ladbrokes, Bet Victor)
Brother Bennett / Marie Des Anges @ 8.09/1 (10/3 & 11/10: SJ)
Brother Bennett / Sublime Talent @ 15.24/1 (10/3 & 11/4: Coral)