Double Dutch, 2nd April 2015
Frustrating doesn’t describe it at the moment. So many horses running absolutely no sort of race whatsoever. Mighty Mambo was the latest, folding so tamely after the turn in that he was pulled up a single hurdle later. Scorpion Sting is as slow as mud and plodded on laboriously for second, some way adrift of fourteen race maiden, Pembroke House. It really is horrific stuff just now.
Later on, the 1-2 was landed, with the right one, 3/1 into 9/4 My Strategy, winning by half the track. From the our other pick. Ho hum. To today, bloodied but unbowed…
Wednesday’s results were as follows:
Scorpion Sting: 2nd at 11/4 (adv 5/2)
Mighty Mambo: PU at 11/4 (adv 11/4)
Clampdown: 2nd at 8/11 (adv 11/8)
My Strategy: WON at 9/4 (adv 3/1)
Results to date:
532 winning selections from 1865 = 28.53%
165 winning bets in 483 days = 34.16%
P/L : +102.77pts (+10.64% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
An early pair for us today, starting in the…
Charlie Appleby has had a stranglehold on the all weather racing this winter, and he looks to have a vice like grip on this race too. Indeed, he saddles two of six contenders, and they have easily the best form and, Michael J Murphy aside, the best jockeys too.
Tom Marquand, on just about everyone’s “rider to follow” list is aboard Rewritten. He’s ridden five winners from 20 mounts in the past month, for a 12.25 unit profit, and that might look slightly better by quarter-past-two.
Stablemate Leoncavallo‘s jockey, Marc Monaghan, can trump that with a preposterous 19 winners from 37 rides in the last month. That’s a 51% strike rate. By an apprentice!
They ought to have this between them.
A novices’ handicap hurdle is not ideal punting territory, with a few capable of stepping forward. But I do like the chance of L’Amiral David, for Alan King on his first handicap run after a four month break. He’s been saved for fast ground, and should be fit to fire straight away. If he’s improved during his absence, he’ll be very competitive off just 10-06.
Favourite Princess Ombu might have a naff name (writes the man who called a horse The Geegeez Geegee), but she has talent. This drop in class should enable her to get more involved, though rattling fast ground is a slight question mark for a daughter of High Chapparal.
Hawdyerwheesht is interesting as well as, to a lesser degree, is Daring Indian. But I can only have two picks and, on a very tough day for this strategy, I’ve nailed my colours to the Admiral and the Princess.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles as follows:
Rewritten/ L’Amiral David @ 8.9/1 (6/5 & 7/2: Skybet)
Rewritten / Princess Ombu @ 6.7/1 (6/5 & 5/2 : Skybet)
Leoncavallo / L’Amiral David@ 12.5/1 (2/1 & 7/2 : bet365, Betfair sportsbook)
Leoncavallo / Princess Ombu @ 9.5/1 (2/1 & 5/2: Victor, Betfair sportsbook, racebets)