Today’s Racing NAP
15:30 Southwell – Doubly Clever (BEST ODDS 6/1 with Paddy Power)
Doubly Clever is a distance winner and he looks the classiest horse in the field for my money. He had a good second finish last time out and had a fourth placed finish before that. Prior to those two runs, he notched up two straight wins. This doesn’t look like the strongest Class 3 race in the world, but this horse looks the strongest hurdler in the field and by quite a way. Bravos looks the main danger to my selection. I wouldn’t be backing him though, because I’m not convinced that he can win this. He hasn’t won since last April and was ten lengths off the winner when a beaten favourite last time out. I’m surprised that Doubly Clever is available at such a big price for this one. As long as jumps well and times his race suitably, I can definitely see him grabbing what would be a third win in five races here.
A £20 total stake returns £140 with Paddy Power
All prices correct at the time of posting.