Double Dutch, 8th May 2015
Our mini-revival continued on Thursday with another profitable afternoon, thanks to a 1-2 finish at Chester and a comfortable 10 lengths winner at Newton Abbot.
As expected, Collaboration was too good for his rivals, with last year’s winner (and our second pick) Tres Coronas his nearest pursuer. This gave us a 9/4 winner going onto race 2 and the bonus of an £11.40 exacta to boot.
Then, after a 2 hour wait, Billy My Boy fully justified the money that had sent him off at Evens, as he fairly cruised to a 10 length victory to finally get hinself off the mark. All of which meant a useful, if not massive 7.53/1 double to top the coffers up a little more and take the ROI back above 10% again.
Thursday’s results were as follows:
Collaboration : WON at 9/4 (adv 9/4)
Tres Coronas : 2nd at 4/1 (adv 11/2)
A £1 exacta paid £11.40 here.
Billy My Boy : WON at Evens (adv 13/8)
Kahdian : 4th at 5/2 (adv 15/8)
Results to date:
569 winning selections from 1982 = 28.71%
179 winning bets in 514 days = 34.82%
P/L : +104.66pts (+10.19% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
I’ll be hoping to keep the run going here…
The Dascombe / Kingscote partnership has been a formidable one in the sprints here at Chester over the past few seasons and in the 9/4 BOG Snap Shots, they look to have every chance of continuing their success. The horse is 1/1 on soft ground and has won two of six over today’s trip, whilst having been considered good enough to run at both Listed and Group 2 level, beaten by just four lengths on both occasions. Drawn in stall 4 is no disaster and I expect him to go well here, as should…
…Wanting from stall 2. She’s been very popular in the past, sent off as favourite in all four starts to date, all over 6 furlongs and finishing 1124. In fairness, she has struggled to see out the full six, despite the results looking impressive and for a horse with clear early speed, a drop back to five furlongs could very well suit her on a tright track like this. Chalrie Appleby’s runners are still in good nick and this could well be his latest winner at 5/2 BOG.
Since the start of 2014, Yes Daddy has three wins and a runner-up finish from just seven starts, so whilst he’s in decent enough form, he hasn’t been overworked. Two wins over hurdles at 2 miles on good ground suggest he’ll enjoy the conditions here today, whilst a win over 1m4f and a runner-up finish over 2m 0.5f both on the All-Weather earlier this year say he’ll not lack for speed between the obstacles either. Yes Daddy also won a bumper over today’s trip here at Market rasen and looks the one to beat at 7/2 BOG.
My other selection is going to be Regulation, also at 7/2 BOG, who looks quite leniently treated off a mark of 107 as a bit of an unknown quatity over hurdles. The assessor probably isn’t sure what to make of him after just three efforts over timber in the winter, but if his Flat results are considered, then he should be much better than a mark of 107. He was very useful on the Flat at around the mile mark and although he hasn’t set the world on fire just yet over hurdles, his jumping has been sound and today could well be his day.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles as follows:
Snap Shots / Yes Daddy @ 13.63/1 (9/4 & 7/2 : Bet365)
Snap Shots/ Regulation @ 13.63/1 (9/4 & 7/2 : Bet365 & Stan James)
Wanting / Yes Daddy @ 14.75/1 (5/2 & 7/2 : Coral, Hills & Betfair Sports)
Wanting / Regulation @ 14.75/1 (5/2 & 7/2 : Hills & Betfair Sports)