Double Dutch, 8th June 2015
Saturday went the same way as Friday, I’m afraid with a nice winner in race 1 followed by a defeat in race 2.
Igider drifted out from 15/8 to 9/4 before comfortably winning by 5 lengths at Doncaster, meaning we’d a nice stake going into the Musselburgh contest some 20 minutes later.
Unfortunately, the 2 length defeat of Yorkidding was as close as we got to landing the double on a disappointing day all round.
Saturday’s results were as follows:
Igider : WON at 9/4 (adv 15/8)
I’m Harry : 4th at 9/4 (adv 11/4)
Yorkidding : 4th at 9/4 (adv 7/4)
Indelible Ink : 8th at 5/1 (adv 9/2)
Results to date:
593 winning selections from 2078 = 28.54%
187 winning bets in 538 days = 34.76%
P/L : +101.42pts (+9.43% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
We could really do with these kicking our week off in style…
Strong Steps finished 2nd on debut and then was a winner second time out, both on the A/W at Chelmsford, before a 5L defeat in 5th place last time out, his turf (& hcp) debut at Sandown 18 days ago. All 3 races were over the bare mile and each time, he looked like he really needed further. He’ll come on for having had that turf run and with the extra 2f here, should be in the mix at 9/4 BOG.
The 4yr old filly, Quest of Colour, on the other hand was a winner over this trip two starts ago and having followed that Redcar win up with a victory over 1m 1f at Hamilton, she’s now 2/2 in handicaps and comes here on a hat-trick. Her two wins were on Gd to Firm & Gd to Soft, so she’s versastile enough and I’d suggest the only reason she’s as long as 100/30 BOG in places is because that last winning run was 9 months ago, but her yard do well enough first time up.
Cartmell Cleeve is interesting here at 3/1 BOG, despite the bare result of his last run at Chester not looking great, finishing 6th of 12 and beaten by almost 7 lengths. It was however, a higher grade contest than this and he’d shown great early speed before being found out by the soft ground and was caught and passed by five rivals in the final furlong.
He’d won both his two previous outings on better ground and the drop in both trip and class allied to faster ground should see this pacesetter there or thereabouts this evening, especially if allowed to dictate affairs from a decent draw.
The filly, Lady Kyllar (by Kyllachy) is in fine form at present, finishing 2121 (121 in hcps) in her last four runs with the two defeats coming by 0.5L and a head. She was a winner over course and distance last time out when winning by a length and three quarters three weeks ago, having lost by just a head over track and trip a fortnight earlier.
Previous course form often works out well here at Windsor and if similar tactics and level of performance are show to day, then Lady Kyllar has every chance of a third win in five at 7/2 BOG.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles as follows:
Strong Steps / Cartmell Cleeve @ 12/1 (9/4 & 3/1 : generally)
Strong Steps / Lady Kyllar @ 13.63/1 (9/4 & 7/2 : generally)
Quest of Colour / Cartmell Cleeve @ 16.33/1 (10/3 & 3/1 : SkyBet)
Quest of Colour / Lady Kyllar @ 17/1 (3/1 & 7/2 : generally)