A look at some spring feature doubles/trebles

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It’s the greatest time of year for punters and I often type an article leading into the carnivals where people can try to find a few horses to take in feature doubles etc.

Here are a few races I have picked out that I think we can focus on, and like most doubles, I will look for value where possible.

The main rules in feature doubles punting are finding some value. You also need to know the race is a target for the horse, and preferably know that the horse will get a run. There is nothing worse than having a massive ticket going and your last leg doesn’t run. It’s also a bonus if the horse handles all track conditions. Unfortunately connections haven’t said what Green Moon and Southern Speed will be targeting, so it does turn into a little guessing game. From what I can make of it the mare should head to the Caulfield Cup. Green Moon will win a major, I just wish they would let us know his plan!

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THE EPSOM – 1600m RANDWICK

This is the race that I think there are three standout, but unfortunately not much value.

SHOOT OUT $6.50 – That’s probably fair enough. He won 1st up over a mile on Saturday and will be primed for the Epsom. He ran a huge race in the Doncaster and there is no More Joyous this time. (She’s expected to be in Melb)

FAT AL $6.50 – He trialled very ordinarily before he come out and raced extremely well Saturday week ago. He will improve again and will race on pace in the Epsom and be very hard to beat.

RANGIRANGDOO $15 -  It was reported that Waller has said the horse will run here and he is a true top shelf horse who is more than capable of winning here and does look value.

AMBIDEXTER and LANDING are chances to jump out of the ground, but I’ve based mine on the top three.

 

 

THE THOUSAND GUINEAS -1600m CAULFIELD

LOVE FOR RANSOM $5.50 – If you take Glen Boss’ word for it this girl is home. She did look outstanding and if she reproduces her run from the valley she does look the winner.

**I’m happy to just play her into a few in other features.

 

 

THE CAULFIELD CUP – 2400m

DECEMBER DRAW $15 – He really needed the run first up. He improved lengths 2nd up. Kav is the king of peaking horses to the minute and come Cup day this bloke will be spot on.

VOILA ICI $21 – Good runs over unsuitable trips. Can sit on pace over 2400m which is a help in the Cup. This does look a juicy price after a big run Saturday.

MOURAYAN $34 – Again being a Williams runner I have not heard direct plans with him? I would be listening to as many radio interviews etc in the lead up to the big ones to see where he goes as he is a major player this year. In saying that, the Melbourne Cup may suits even better.

**Obviously if GREEN MOON runs in this race he is the clear top pick. However until they tell us what their plans are there is the chance your ticket would be confetti.. If he was mine I would be running in this.

 

 

THE MELBOURNE CUP – 3200m @ FLEMINGTON

**There are a few here that are huge winning chances I won’t mention as they are rock bottom prices in my mind.. Horses like Mount Athos, it’s $11 ?? The cup is a long way off and it hasn’t even hit our shores yet? You don’t even know how it travels? I can’t take that, but if your happy to that’s all that matters.

Horses like RED CADEAUX and BRIGANTIN are also massive chances if all goes to plan and they line up 100%, I’d just like a better price this far out.

It is a bit different with GREEN MOON as he is up and about and you know the horse is flying at present.

GREEN MOON $13 – As just mentioned I think this horse is potentially the best stayer Williams has had. He doesn’t have the travel factor like the overseas horses so the $13 is a bit more inviting. He has 53.5kg in the cups and that’s a great weight for a horse on the way up!

MOURAYAN $51 – I have taken this price already. I think punters have forgotten exactly how well this horse was going around cup time last year. He was one of the best supported runners before being scratched on the morning of the race. He can race on pace and sustains a long run. At these odds you’d be mad not to have him in a cheap double.

**They are the two horses that at this stage I feel are my best two chances, and it is inviting that Mourayan is $51. As mentioned earlier BRIGANTIN, RED CADEAUX , DUNADEN and AMERICAIN all worth serious thought, it is simply whether you think they represent value this far out??

**For those looking at a real roughie that is not qualified but is a huge price:

DARE TO DREAM $151 – This horse was backed from $26 into $6 last Saturday in a very unsuitable sprint race 1st up. That is a terrific pointer of his ability. The most important factor is that he is with the master Bart Cummings. It is a lightly raced horse and will need a win to get into the cup, but if anyone can do it then it will be Bart. I can just see this horse with a sense of timing a week or two out from the cup really peaking at the right time.

 

It can be a tough game taking feature doubles/trebles but you can find some massive prices for an extremely little outlay.

I will finish by just listing a couple of the better doubles I have placed and the prices received.

SHOOT OUT  (Epsom) – LOVE FOR RANSOM (Thousand guineas) – GREEN MOON (melb cup)

^Currently paying $464.

 

FAT AL (Epsom) — MOURAYAN (melb cup) – Currently $331

LOVE FOR RANSOM (Thousand Guineas) – VOILA ICI (Caulfield cup) — Currently $115

RANGIRANGDOO (Epsom) — DARE TO DREAM – Currently $2265.

 

**Obviously they are just a few options and there doesn’t need to be much of an outlay on those options. You should always bet responsibly and to a budget, so the choice of options is completely up to you.

Whether you decide to mix a few of my options, or roll with completely different ones, best of luck for the spring and let’s hope we find a stack of winners!

 

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