Monday’s Daily Double – Best bets at Plumpton and Taunton
Chris Loader rolls his two bets bets into this Daily Double, featuring two races at Plumpton and Taunton on Monday 9th March.
We were so close to landing the dream double with Racing Tips yesterday as we manage to select Cap York who won the Leinster National at Naas for a double-figure price. However we have been in good form and landed a successful double on Saturday. For today’s action we go to the jumps meetings at Plumpton & Taunton in our final Daily Double before the Cheltenham Festival.
Friday’s Daily Double
2.00 Plumpton – Iconic Muddle
Iconic Muddle has been knocking at the door of late and has made the frame on all his starts this season. His trainer Gary Moore knows this family well having trained a few of his relatives and looks to have found a good opportunity to break his maiden tag. The seven-year-olds best effort seems to have been his second place behind Cat Tiger at the Sussex venue. For his runs this season the handicapper has given him a rating of 118 which looks lenient in my opinion. When it comes to this race I don’t see many rivals that should trouble the son of Sixties Icon and that’s why he’s my banker bet of the day.
4.40 Taunton – Rolling Dylan
Rolling Dylan has been a frustrating sort for punters as he’s not won a race since February 2018 at Chepstow. However ever since then he’s been a consistent sort finishing amongst the places many times. For those efforts the son of Indian River has dropped down the weights to a mark of 135 for Phil Hobbs which looks very manageable. This small field doesn’t look the strongest event for a Class 3 Handicap and Rolling Dylan definitely has the ability to win this. Furthermore right-handed tracks play to his strengths and the nine-year-old finished second in this race last year. The main danger could be The Two Amigos but he had a hard enough race in the English Grand National at Haydock and therefore I am against. Surely Rolling Dylan has to get his head in front today.