Tuesday’s Daily Double – 6/1 double covering races at Taunton and Lingfield

ITV Racing best bets. David Maxwell's Cat Tiger looks the best play at Doncaster.ITV Racing best bets. David Maxwell's Cat Tiger looks the best play at Doncaster.

Jon Vine combines his NAP and Next Best into this Daily Double, covering races at Taunton and Lingfield on Tuesday 7th January.

Having had a couple of days off following the hectic Christmas period, I’m back with my first Daily Double of the New Year, combining my best two bets at Lingfield and Taunton on Tuesday afternoon. Best odds available here with William Hill.

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Tuesday’s Daily Double

3:30pm Taunton Geoffrey Bosley “Tally Ho” Open Hunters’ Chase (Class 6) 2m7f

Ambitious owner and high-quality amateur rider, David Maxwell rides his newest recruit, CAPTAIN CATTISTOCK (NAP) into his debut in a Hunters’ Chase and I’m amazed to see the favourite sitting on a price as appealing as 11/8.

Paul Nicholls’ charge has run well in two big handicaps this season, finishing a very close second in the Sussex Grand National, before a solid third in the Welsh Grand National Trial at Chepstow. In terms of both rating and form, Captain Cattistock sits a long way clear of his rivals and he should be a class or two above this sort of level. Any price better than odds-on should be jumped upon.

3:45pm Lingfield Watch Sky Sports Racing In HD Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Class 5) 2m4f

I selected THE BROTHERS (NB) as part of my multiple when he ran at Hereford last month. Sadly, Robert Walford’s charge was beaten by bottom-weight Blue Monday, who was backed off the boards before the off. Seeing as I have a tendency to tip a horse a race too early, plus the fact he brings much the strongest form to the table, I’m prepared to go in on The Brothers once again.

Robert Walford was quick to switch his recruit to chasing after a switch from Colin Tizzard’s yard during the summer. Having finished fourth behind good-quality sorts on his opening two handicap starts, The Brothers jumped a little out to his left at Hereford, but only went down by nine-lengths, having shoulders almost two-stone more than the winner.

Heavy ground around a left-handed track should be ideal and the market leader is perfectly capable of carrying top-weight to victory.