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Double Dutch, 31st December 2013

Double Dutch, 31st December 2013 Another good day for us yesterday as the well backed Theatrical Star (SP 7/2 from our advised 6/1!) stayed on well for the extended run-in (just 2 fences per circuit!) at Taunton yesterday to score by a good 7 lengths. All of which meant we’d a decent stake on the […]

Double Dutch, 30th December 2013

Double Dutch, 30th December 2013 Little/no surprises yesterday, as both first picks won fairly comfortably at Leopardstown. I was very happy to get 5/4 about “the Fly”, whilst a slight easing of the odds (13/8 to 7/4) of the winner of the last race meant we helped ourselves to a 5.19/1 double on the day. […]

Double Dutch, 29th December 2013

Double Dutch, 29th December 2013 Twice Lucky was just held off in race 1 , whilst Allanard was a distant third and my forecast came to grief as Wilde Blue Yonder came a cropper late on. I did get the winner of that race, but it didn’t really count for anything, but my own male […]

Double Dutch, 28th December 2013

Double Dutch, 28th December 2013 No 5-timer yesterday as our festive winning run finally came to an end. The day started well enough with a 1-2 finish and a 9/1 forecast as Baile Anrai just got up ahead of the visibly tiring Christopher Wren, who had looked like landing us a nice 4/1 winner to […]

Double Dutch, 27th December 2013

Double Dutch, 27th December 2013 The prices were admittedly a little skinny yesterday, but getting the 1-2 home in both races meant it was a fourth consecutively successful day for followers of this column. A 13/8 winner followed by a 3.02 forecast produced a 6.93/1 double in the end and if I’d had the courage […]

Double Dutch, 26th December 2013

Double Dutch, 26th December 2013 Matt signed us off for Christmas with a hat-trick completing 13/4 double to keep the ball rolling and now it’s my turn to sit in the DD hot seat into the New Year, as I try to continue our good run. Yesterday’s results were as follows: Classic Move: won at […]

Double Dutch, 20th December 2013

Double Dutch, 20th December 2013 You just couldn’t script what happened yesterday. Two horses fell at the eighth fence in our first race. They were nowhere near each other, so the falls weren’t related, but Sod’s Law was in operation and it was both of our selections hitting the deck within fractions of a second. […]

Double Dutch, 19th December 2013

Double Dutch, 19th December 2013 I got that deja vu feeling yesterday as once again we found one winner from two and we were only denied by Honey of a Kitten getting nailed late on for the second time in three races. She was beaten by less than half a length this time, but beaten […]

Double Dutch, 18th December 2013

Double Dutch, 18th December 2013 It was another of those frustrating “1 from 2” days yesterday and we normally love to see horses winning at 100/1, just to upset the natural balance of things from time to time, but not when we’ve backed against them! Things kicked off nicely as Frost Fire was yet another […]

Double Dutch, 17th December 2013

Double Dutch, 17th December 2013 Half a length was the margin yesterday as we failed to land a 10.81/1 double. As expected Matraash had just enough in his locker to take the opener at 5/2 (from 7/2) ahead of 3/1 shot A Little Bit Dusty. I didn’t think there’d be much between them and the […]

Double Dutch, 16th December 2013

Double Dutch, 16th December 2013 Despite landing a tidy 3/1 winner yesterday, the Double Dutch suffered a dismal washout of a weekend, as Kaki De La Pree’s effort at Carlisle had already been rendered somewhat of an irrelevance after drawing a blank at Southwell 25 minutes earlier. There, the 3/1 shot Oscar The Myth looked […]

Double Dutch, 15th December 2013

Double Dutch, 15th December 2013 I kind of almost got it right yesterday at the same time as getting it very wrong, if that’s at all possible! I had a feeling that longer priced horses could well take both races that seemed to lack quality and depth, I just didn’t get the right horses! Race […]

Double Dutch, 14th December 2013

Double Dutch, 14th December 2013 I’m running a little late today due to a couple of unavoidable family commitments, but our action is from this evening’s Wolverhampton card, so you’ve still plenty of time to get those bets on! It was a losing day yesterday, despite getting the first two home in the opener, where […]

Double Dutch, 13th December 2013

Double Dutch, 13th December 2013 Porteous went down by a length and a half in the second race yesterday, putting paid to our hopes of a 13/1 double. The eventual winner got first run and although Porteous quickened and stayed on, he couldn’t get to the leader. All this came after Funny Star had prevailed […]

Stat of the Day, 13th December 2013

Stat of the Day, 13th December 2013 Yesterday’s race was the proverbial handicapper’s dream scenario as all 9 runners were only split by about 3 lengths from first to last. Unfortunately, it meant, though our selection gave a decent enough performance to get within a couple of the leader, it actually meant we finished 6th […]

Double Dutch, 12th December 2013

Double Dutch, 12th December 2013 It was a winner of sorts yesterday, as our second race was taken by the fog that descended across much of the South East. We’d already bagged a nice 4/1 winner and a 10.4/1 exacta in race 1 and although we were unable to complete the double, our 2pt stakes […]

Double Dutch, 11th December 2013

Double Dutch, 11th December 2013 It looked very much like a four-timer was on the cards yesterday, but the strongly fancied (SP of 10/11 from our 15/8 BOG) Lily Waugh didn’t have enough in the tank to get up the hill at Fontwell and finished third, a couple of lengths shy of the winner. This […]

Double Dutch, 10th December 2013

Double Dutch, 10th December 2013 After successive wins at 20.6/1 and 41/1, there was no big win yesterday. However, with another two winners under our belt at 2/1 SP and 85/40 BOG, that was still good enough for us to secure our third win on the bounce at odds of 8.375/1 to keep the recent […]

Double Dutch, 9th December 2013

Double Dutch, 9th December 2013 Well, what a difference a weekend can and did make. DD was certainly on the ropes and enduring a difficult spell on the cold list, before Matt stepped in to deputise for me on Saturday and landed a nice 20.6/1 double to get us back on track. Naturally I felt […]

Double Dutch, 8th December 2013

Double Dutch, 8th December 2013 I was unavoidably absent on Saturday and Matt kindly stepped in at short notice to cover for me. Not only did he ensure there was no break in service, he played the captain’s role to a tee guiding us to a magnificent 20.5625/1 double at BOG prices. Yesterday’s results were […]

Double Dutch, 6th December 2013

Double Dutch, 6th December 2013 Just like the current weather, I remain in the grip of a cold spell and even a change of scenery with a trip over the Irish Sea didn’t bring about a change in fortune for us yesterday. Daryl Jacob decided to take the wide scenic route aboard Lumpys Gold and […]

Double Dutch, 5th December 2013

Double Dutch, 5th December 2013 My recent mini-slump continues unabated, I’m afraid, as I wasn’t even able to find a single winner yesterday, never mind the double. Uramazin was just touched off by a head at a decent price of 5/1, but that was about as good as it got, as I’d a non-runner and […]

Double Dutch, 4th December 2013

Double Dutch, 4th December 2013 Tuesday was another losing day, but at least we got back on the winning trail with the 9/4 winner in race 2. I know it’s scant consolation, but it is a step back in the right direction after the failings of the last few days. Earlier, Moorlands Jack fell 2 […]

Double Dutch, 3rd December 2013

Double Dutch, 3rd December 2013 We drew another blank yesterday in what is proving to be a testing time for the double dutch. We had to settle for a pair of runner-up positions yesterday, although the bare results look better than the actual performances. Mister Wiseman was beaten by a good 12 lengths and although […]