Daily Racing Multiple: Laugh A Minute deserves no more trouble in 24/1 Dundalk double

Dundalk Friday night racing
Dundalk stage an excellent handicap on Friday evening and Alan has a selection running

Out of luck yesterday, Alan Dudman has picked out two runners at Dundalk for Friday's 24/1 double, while it's a Prince at Newmarket and goals in London for the sports double...

"The handicap mark is continuing to drop and off 59, he seems to act pretty well around here and Joyce rides the track well."

Trouble to finally disappear from Laugh A Minute's CV

Back Laugh A Minute @ 5/2 in the 17:45 at Dundalk

I watched the film Dune this week with my fellow Betfair writer Kevin Hatchard, and we both agreed the new version is miles better than the 1984 one (that featured a rare cameo from The Police's Sting). When I played cricket in the Hertfordshire League, there were bizarrely two Alan Dudmans - the older one played for Hatfield. I was a miles better player than him, although much younger - which proves new is best.

And there have been several Laugh A Minute horses down the years, with Ado McGuinness' 95-rated Flat racer the far superior to the 80s jumper out of Hat Girl, and the South African Laugh A Minute who was a failure. I think Hat Girl was a failure too as her relatives were all successful.

I backed Ado's one at York last time and felt rather miffed he didn't win the Coral Sprint Trophy as he was running all over the eventual winner Volatile Analyst over the far side. Keith Dalgleish's horse drifted to his left and checked the run of Laugh A Minute badly, who came back with a strong effort to get within a length. Even though he appeared to have been outstayed, he ran three of the final four furlongs quicker than the horse who beat him according to the clock.

He also travelled well in the Joe McGrath Premier Handicap at the Curragh on his previous start, although he met even more trouble in that stuck behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go.

It's dangerous to have these 'cliff' horses who are often unlucky, but for me he was the best horse at York and he's only gone up 3lb to 95 and he looks a little better than a handicapper considering he has a Listed win to his name. He was a hard one to settle in his younger days with Roger Varian in the UK, and while he attracts plenty of trouble, he has a lot of ability.

Kris to lose out to Joyce's mount as each-way pick

Back Tanseeq each-way @ 15/2 in the 19:45 at Dundalk with extra place

I've been very impressed with Limerick native Wesley Joyce, and his mount Tanseeq makes the shortlist in a brutally difficult race just ahead of the ever-slow starting Dark Kris. Both are decent prices and the Sportsbook has this as an Extra Place Special, but Joyce's skills sway me and he has always looked the part whenever I have viewed him in the saddle. Good things come out of Ireland called Joyce, as James' masterpiece Ulysses ranks very highly in my collection, one of the greatest writers ever.

My Dundalk selection Magic Word in a previous column was given a mountain to climb on Wednesday night by Chris Hayes and it does seem difficult to make up ground here, but at least Tanseeq can race close to the pace and in the right lane!

The selection ran his best race for some time earlier in the summer when finishing second over course and distance with first-time cheekpieces. While the race had a bit of a "rogues' gallery" feel to it, the time was decent for the level and Tanseeq stayed on well enough. With blinkers on for tonight, it's certainly worth giving them a try.

The handicap mark is continuing to drop and off 59, he seems to act pretty well around here and Joyce rides the track well. He's only 18 years of age and a product of the Moyross Academy who went close with his first-ever ride at Dundalk finishing second. He's been mentored well and his 7lb claim with a low mark might give Tanseeq a chance.

And wasn't Sting a much underrated actor?

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Daily Multi-Sports Double

Leg 1: Back Princes Of Harts - 16:15 Newmarket @ 13/2

Andrew Asquith says: "Prince of Harts resumed winning ways under Oisin Murphy at Windsor in August and is now just 1 lb higher than that mark. He hasn't really threatened since, but he has been contesting much hotter races than this, and is well worth forgiving a below-par effort at Nottingham last time."

Leg 2: Back Both Teams to Score in QPR v Nottm Forest (KO: 19:45) @ 6/10

Mark O'Haire says: "Goals tend to follow QPR and it's surprising to see Both Teams To Score offered at around 1.75/7 on the Exchange. Rangers are the only Championship side to score in all 14 of their league encounters thus far, and the hosts also have a full plethora of forwards available to make an impact on Friday night. BTTS has banked in 10 (71% of those 14 assignments)."

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