Loader’s Daily Double – Best bets from Southwell and Punchestown

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Chris Loader (@Luckyloaders15) returns with his best bets from the Tuesday cards at Punchestown and Southwell.

I’m going big this Tuesday with some huge priced selections in my Daily Double. Both look to have strong chances but could be missed in the markets. The picks come from the Irish Grand National Trial at Punchestown with the other on the fibresand at Southwell.

Tuesday’s Daily Double

2.45 Punchestown – Call The Taxie

This son of Scorpion made a pleasing return for Philip Rothwell last month when finishing fifth at Thurles which looked a pipe opener for this. That run has already been franked with Glamorgan Duke winning at the Dublin Racing Festival. Also it was his first run for almost two years where previously he was with Ellmarie Holden.

If you go back through his hurdle career he has some strong form lines including beating the likes of Grade 1 winner Delta Work. His chase career as also sparked some promise and he looks on a nice mark of 128. Furthermore Hugh Morgan is booked claiming an extra 7lb which further help the nine-year-old cause. With proven stamina, ground conditions in his favour and a low racing weight he’s definitely a major player.

8.00 Southwell – War Empress

Some of you might think I’m a little mad putting up a horse who hasn’t got the best form figures next to her name. However this four-year-filly has showed some ability in her outings including a fourth placed finish at Kempton. In that race Estrela Star finished third and can go on to win his next three races for Ali Stronge. That day our selection was giving him five pounds so off 61 this four-year-filly looks to be on a workable mark at the weights.

The only doubt could be her ability on the fibresand as she remains untested. Despite this her pedigree suggests she could be alright on the surface being a daughter of the American bred War Command. Also on her dam side she some stamina too so the trip shouldn’t be an issue. She could be seriously underestimated in the market come post time.