We're off to Morocco for this week's European Tour offering, and the betting.betfair golf team have come up with five solid-looking each-way selections all priced between 50/1 and 100/1...
"That's three decent knocks in Robert Rock's last four starts and he brings course form too after battling away to finish third at this week's venue in 2016, just a shot back."
*EW Terms: 1/5 Odds | 6 Places
Dave Tindall: Back Robert Rock @ 66/1
The Englishman hasn't won in a while but neither had Edoardo Molinari before taking this title last year. Rock is hinting at something big after T7 in Oman and T12 in India while his T28 in Spain last week featured a second-round 65. That's three decent knocks in his last four starts and he brings course form too after battling away to finish third at this week's venue in 2016, just a shot back. It added to T7 on his previous visit back in 2010. A final big tick is Rock's fourth place in the European Tour's new Strokes Gained: Putting stats. Four players have contested the two play-offs at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in the last two years and three were ranked in the top three for Putting Average so the flatstick looks to be a key weapon.
Paul Krishnamurty: Back Jason Scrivener @ 100/1
If we're prepared to forgive a couple of disappointing weekend performances spaced five weeks apart - which of course we should - then Jason Scrivener stands out at triple-figure odds. Two years ago at Dar Es Salam, the Aussie held the first round lead, was second at halfway before falling back to tenth on Sunday. He's made decent progress since on a variety of continents and, having won his first title in Australia last December, is well capable of breaking his Euro Tour duck this term. Sixth in Dubai and 19th in Qatar - two very high-grade events - would read well in any company.
Steve Rawlings: Back Renato Paratore @ 50/1
Renato Paratore needs to putt better than he did last week in Spain but the greens were poor there and he can be forgiven. Given he ranked so poorly on the slow and bumpy surfaces, he did quite well to end the week in 21st place. He missed the cut at the Indian Open last month but he was fourth at the Qatar Masters prior to that and he's already played well here in each of the last two years. The 21-year-old Italian finished 10th in 2016 and eighth last year when a poor final round saw him slip from second to eighth. Now off the mark, having won his first European Tour title at the Nordea Masters in June, at another tree-lined venue, he'll be better equipped in-contention than he was 12 months ago should he happen to contend again.
Joe Dyer: Back Adrian Otaegui @ 50/1
After finishing one and two shots off a place payout in the last two weeks I'm feeling a touch frustrated here but that is the game I'm afraid and hopefully my luck can turn at the Trophee Hassan II. I'm actually sticking with last week's selection as I like what Adrian Otaegui did at the Open de Espana, finishing strongly with a six under par 66 to claim a slice of 12th place. That makes it a run of three top 20s on the spin, and six cuts made from six tournaments in the calendar year, for this ultra-consistent performer. Otaegui's tidy yet powerful game should give him a decent chance this week on a course where he has shown encouraging signs - he finished 22nd on debut and was heading for a top 20 last year before a poor final round. This is a middling event without huge strength in depth and a good chance for the 25-year-old Spanish talent, already a European tour winner, to again make his mark.
Mike Norman: Back Nacho Elvira @ 50/1
Having won three times on the Challenge Tour in 2015 Nacho Elvira enjoyed an excellent debut season on the main tour in 2016, eventually finishing 44th in the Race to Dubai rankings. And in 2017 he recorded the most finishes in the money in his career, his lowest stroke average, and his highest average finishing position, so there's no question that this talented 31-year-old is trending in the right direction. After a slow start to 2018 Elvira burst back into form with an excellent third-place finish at last week's Open de Espana, where he entered the final round ahead of the eventual winner and world class John Rahm. He should take plenty of confidence from that effort, and returning to a venue where he finished second in 2016 - beaten only in a play-off - the Spaniard looks a solid each-way option this week in Morocco.
2018 Season P/L to date: -£52.00
- US Masters, Bubba Watson @ 16/1 - PLACE (Mike)
- Hero Indian Open, Andrew Johnston @ 33/1 - PLACE (Dave)
- Oman Open, Jorge Campillo @ 40/1 - PLACE (Mike)
- Maybank Championship, Shubhankar Sharma @ 60/1 - WIN (Joe)
- Dubai Desert Classic, Alex Levy @ 50/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Abu Dhabi Championship, Matthew Fitzpatrick @ 40/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- UBS Hong Kong Open, Paul Peterson @ 80/1 - PLACE (Paul)
* Total P/L for 2017 Season: -£336.17
* Total P/L for 2016 Season: +£267.58
* Total P/L for 2015 Season: +£958.37
* Total P/L for 2014 Season: +£251.75