Tuesday’s Daily Double – 7/1 double taking in races at Southwell and Wolverhampton
Jon Vine combines his NAP of the day and his Next Best into his Daily Double, covering races at Southwell and Wolverhampton on Tuesday 3rd December.
A final-flight fall put an end to yesterday’s Daily Double, but I’ve still managed to score with my last three NAPs. Hopefully, that rich vein of form continues on Tuesday, and as part of our Daily Tips, I’ve thrown up this 7/1 double. Best odds available here with William Hill.
Tuesday’s Daily Double
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2:05pm Southwell Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 3m
Victarion will have to carry 12-3 on his back on Tuesday, as he’s one pound higher in the ratings than the ceiling allowed for this handicap. Philip Hobbs’ charge is obviously the class act in the field, but on softer ground conditions which he might not enjoy, I fancy MR LOVE (NAP) will have his number.
After failing to land a single victory as a chaser for Lucy Wadham, Dan Skelton needed just three starts to help Mr Love enter the winners’ enclosure. Skelton’s recruit bolted up in a handicap hurdle at Huntingdon, before grinding out a second-straight victory in an attritional three-miler at Newcastle just 12 days later.
Mr Love must be going well at home to be turned out so quickly once again and he’ll have no trouble dealing with the tricky ground conditions. The Skelton’s boast an impeccable record here at Southwell and I’m hoping Mr Love has what it takes to land a hat-trick.
4:15pm Wolverhampton Bombardier “March To Your Drum” Claiming Stakes (Class 6) 7f
Now, I don’t usually delve into the all-weather, but there’s a strong chance Lingfield will be abandoned tomorrow and nothing else really stands out at Southwell. So I’m somewhat forced to head to Wolverhampton, but even I can see a very strong case can be made for UNFORGIVING MINUTE (NB).
Rated as high as 91 at his peak, Unforgiving Minute got off the mark at the first time of asking for new trainer Sean Curran, powering home over a mile at Chelmsford. Azzeccagarbugli finished a length-and-a-half behind his rival that day. The gap between the two remains eight-pounds wide, after Unforgiving Minute was left alone by the handicapper and winning course-and-distance form swings the balance firmly in the favourite’s favour.
James Doyle takes over in the saddle and Unforgiving Minute was drawn wide when he scored over seven furlongs here 12 months ago. He looks a solid final leg to Tuesday’s Daily Double.