Double Dutch, 2nd June 2015
Stocking was a late withdrawal at Lingfield yesterday, leaving Lajjah as our sole runner in the contest, but she weakened considrably late into her racing debut, eventually finishing back in 5th place, taking our double down with her.
The non-runner did, however, afford us the consolation of a couple of singles in race 2, where we recouped some of our outlay as Horendous Hulabaloo made it 2 from 2 over fences as he ran his rivals ragged. Just four finished and the distances between runners was 24L, 25L and 25L!
Monday’s results were as follows:
Lajjah : u/p at 4/1 (adv 2/1)
Stocking : N/R (adv 7/4)
Horendous Hulabaloo: WON at 13/8 (adv 2/1)
De Benno : u/p (3rd) at 5/2 (adv 5/1)
Results to date:
588 winning selections from 2058 = 28.57%
186 winning bets in 533 days = 34.90%
P/L : +106.50pts (+9.99% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
Tuesday’s races are as follows…
Auxiliary was understandably green on his debut at Leicester a fortnight ago, but showed plenty in the closing stages to sugest he’ll be there or thereabouts today. He was staying on and doing his best work towards the end of the 5f contest, which should bear well for today’s step up to 6f. Trainer William Haggas is in great form (6/14 in the last 7 days) and has a good record here at Brighton and will expect a 15/8 BOG win today for Auxiliary.
Raj To Riches has a few more yards on the clock after four starts and has made the frame in each of his three runs on decent ground. The concern is that he hasn’t won a race yet, but he does set the standard here and having been run out of it for pace over 5f, is another for whom the step up to 6f might be the key to unlocking his potential at 7/2 BOG.
Double Czech has looked a different animal since stepping up in trip to 1m/8.5f after a 6-month break from racing, finishing second in back to back handicaps at Windsor and Kempton, before winning at Chepstow last time out. He made all that day and what was more impressive was that he doesn’t normally produce his best on soft ground, like he did that day.
I’d expect him to attempt to make the running again today and although this is further again, better ground will help and if allowed to dictate affairs, could be the one to catch/beat at 5/2 BOG under what looks a lenient 2lb weight rise.
Lu’s Buddy is still a maiden after 8 starts (5 on turf) but always seems to be on the premises and never beaten by far and this looks a fairly ordinary contest to be asked to finally win. Beaten by two lengths here last time out over a mile, where he was outpaced late on suggests he gets this quirky track but fouind the trip too short.
He has been knocking on the door and the step back up to 10f allied to the positive booking of inform course specialist Richard Hughes just sways me towards this one at 2/1 BOG.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles as follows:
Auxiliary / Lu’s Buddy @ 7.63/1 (15/8 & 2/1 : Betfair SB)
Auxiliary / Double Czech @ 8.63/1 (7/4 & 5/2 : generally)
Raj To Riches / Lu’s Buddy @ 12.50/1 (7/2 & 2/1 : generally)
Raj To Riches / Double Czech @ 14.75/1 (7/2 & 5/2 : generally)