Tuesday’s Daily Double – 16/1 double at Exeter
Jon Vine rolls his NAP and Next Best into his Daily Double, covering two races at Exeter on Tuesday 21st January.
For the second week in a row, I managed to land one winning double, and come agonisingly close to winning a couple more. As part of our Daily Tips, I’ve rolled my two best bets for the day into my Daily Double. Best odds available here with William Hill.
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Tuesday’s Daily Double
1:30pm Exeter Dare To Dream Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) (Class 3) 2m3f
Dream Du Grand Val and Fox Pro are interesting chasing deubtantes, with the latter most likely to enjoy the bottomless ground. However, around a course like Exeter, where jumping is at a premium, I’d rather side with a more experienced novice, and WESTEND STORY (NAP) seems to have plenty going for him.
Philip Hobbs’ charge hasn’t been at his best so far this season, finishing a well-beaten fourth in a competitive handicap on his reappearance, before falling when looking held in a hot-handicap at Newbury. Westend Story’s best chasing display came over course-and-distance last season, where Hobbs’ charge kept on to finish fourth, just nine-lengths behind Cheltenham Festival heroes Defi Du Seuil and Topofthegame.
Both Hobbs and Johnson have an excellent record here at Exeter and Westend Story has previous here too, having bolted up in a bumper in similar conditions to those he’ll face on Tuesday. His jumping will need to improve, but he looks the one to beat in a very winnable contest.
4:30pm Exeter Enjoy Ownership Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5) 2m1f
BIG BRESIL (NB) cost connections a pretty penny, having run a cracker in behind Papa Tango Charley on his sole appearance between the flags. The form of that point-to-point looks solid and Big Bresil was handed an impressive RPR of 89 for finished a four-length second over three miles.
Tom George’s recruit is related to plenty of bumper and hurdles winners and Blue Bresil’s progeny go as well on heavy ground as they do any other surface. He could bring the bacon home in today’s Daily Double.