Double Dutch, 12th June 2015
Supernoverre was a decent second at Uttoxeter last night, without really ever threatening to win and with my preferred pick Polstar weakening from 3 out to finish 6th, that was that for another day for DD, I’m afraid.
There was, of course, another race to come, but with just personal pride at stake, we suffered a similar result at Haydock. Preferred pick Landing Night failed to even make the frame, whilst the backup runner, Newton’s Law in this case, attracted some support (2/1 from 7/2) before becoming our second runner-up of the day, beaten by just a neck.
On another day we get two winners from those, but not yesterday!
Thursday’s results were as follows:
Supernoverre : 2nd at 4/1 (adv 7/2)
Polstar : 6th at 11/4 (adv 11/4)
Newton’s Law : 2nd at 2/1 (adv 7/2)
Landing Night : 4th at 9/4 (adv 9/4)
Results to date:
594 winning selections from 2093 = 28.38%
187 winning bets in 542 days = 33.95%
P/L : +93.42pts (+8.62% ROI)
REMINDER: THERE IS NO DOUBLE DUTCH ON SUNDAYS
Friday’s runners are as follows…
Secret Ambition really shouldn’t be here in a maiden today, as he really should have been a winner last time out, but ended up getting beaten by the very promising Birchwood. Our runner had the race at his mercy, but ran very green in the closing stages, wandered about and hung to the right, allowing Birchwood to “nick” it.
Birchwood has since stepped up to win a £32,000 Class 2 event before being beaten by less than 4 lengths in a Listed event at the start of the month and with nothing here of that calibre, Secret Ambition is taken to get off the mark at 6/4 BOG in a race that has been won by the favourite four times in the last five runnings.
Scottish Command should prove the best of the rest, if building upon the way he ran in the second half of his debut at Leicester 17 days ago. He was quite an expensive yearling and is by Kyllachy, so he’s expected to be quick as time goes on.
He missed the break on debut and ran green early on before being impeded. Once clear he knuckled down to the task of making up lost ground and stayed on well to finish 4th of 9 wihout being overworked or knocked about. He should come on for having had the run and if so, Scottish Command could give the fav a run for his money at 11/4 BOG.
After showing decent form in defeat in four A/W maidens (22U2), Rembrandt Van Rijn got off the mark on his seasonal reappearance 7 weeks ago, winning over 1m4f at Wolverhampton, he then dropped down to today’s trip to win with something in hand at Chester at the end of May and now from being 0/5 seeks a hat-trick to take him to 3/8!
Yard and jockey are both in good nick and George Baker has struck up a decent understanding with the horse finishing 211 in three starts (beaten by just a length by a subsequent C4 winner and Listed runner). Rembrandt Van Rijn is clearly thriving and on the up and can be backed at 3/1 BOG today.
This is, however, a tougher looking prospect than the Chester contest and the presence of the unexposed Field of Fame means he’ll have to work harder today. This is just Field of Fame‘s fourth start, having made all to win over a heavy ground mile on debut at Salisbury in October 2013, before missing all of last season.
He returned from an absence of 563 days to finish 3rd of 17 in a decent 1m2f handicap, where he was only two lengths behind a winner who is now 3 from 3 and a runner-up who was only beaten by half a length at Class 2 next time out.
Field of Fame‘s next/last run was a month ago, beaten by three lengths in a much stronger race than this and now that he takes a drop in class and has the benefit of a couple of runs under his belt, should be right in the mix again today at 11/4 BOG.
4 x 0.5pt BOG doubles as follows:
Secret Ambition / Field of Fame @ 7.75/1 (6/4 & 5/2 : generally)
Secret Ambition / Rembrandt Van Rijn @ 9/1 (6/4 & 3/1 : BetVictor, Betfred & Coral)
Scottish Command / Field of Fame @ 14.75/1 (7/2 & 5/2 :Ladbrokes)
Scottish Command / Rembrandt Van Rijn @ 16.33/1 (100/30 & 3/1 : Coral)