Today sees the first day of a 30-day trial of our new selection service, the Double Dutch.
Quite simply, we're going to try and narrow two races down to just two possible winners in each race.
We'll then place 4 x 0.5pts double bets on the possible permutations. We're very aware that this isn't true dutching, but we feel that to do so would get messy!
Our first selections for the Double Dutch, 5th September 2013 come from the...
Where I'd expect Five Out Of Five to fully justify his current 9/4 (Stan James) favourite status, He won comfortably on his last two starts and looks to be the best jumper in this field. An 8lb rise shouldn't be enough to stop him today.
If, however, he does come undone, I'd expect Tony McCoy to be the instigator of his downfall on board Amuse Me. This horse isn't in the best of form at present, but based on past exploits, the fact he's been rested and also the jockey factor, he seems the pick of a bad bunch of challengers and currently trades at 3/1 with Betfred.
And in the 4.20 Salisbury,
I'm looking to an old friend Mickael Barzalona to come up trumps again on Ghanaian. This C&D winner is in excellent form, finishing in the first three in each of her last six races and looks a good bet at 5/2 BOG.
The main danger in my eyes is the in-form Floating Along, who'll look to get out early and ensure pace in the race. She has won three and finished second three times in her last races with two of those defeats seeing her go down by 0.75 lengths and a short head. She's always there or thereabouts and looks decent value here at 4/1.
4 x 0.5pt doubles as above, Stan James offers the best prices at 9/4, 5/2, 5/2 and 4/1 respectively.