By Josh Powell | Combined Horses
The Paddy Power office is emptying their pockets to get on Hidden Identity (11/2) in the 2.00pm at Cheltenham off the back of one tip. Now the tip has come from a lad whose brother’s neighbour used to see one of the stable lads’ mum at bingo. So it’s probably as trustworthy as CNN, but I wouldn’t want to miss out on the one occasion it does come good.
Then there’s Ma Filleule (13/8). Probably the best horse in the race but at the Cheltenham Festival he was as disappointing as the latest James Bond film. Can I forgive him that run? Probably, and you know you’re always in pretty safe hands when you’re backing Barry Geraghty and Nicky Henderson.
There are two horses in this 2pm today I’d like to back. I could work out an intricate staking plan were I Dutch them to ensure whoever wins returns profit. But that would take considerable time and some impressive arithmetic, neither of which I have in abundance.
Luckily Paddy Power is here to help me with my indecisive horse backing. We have a new product feature on PaddyPower.com (desktop only) called Combined Horses.
Thanks to the tech wizards in Power Tower you now have the option to combine both horses into some kind of super gee-gee. Simply select two or three horses in any race and Paddy gives you a single price for any of your selections to win the race. In this instance I got evens.
On the ‘Combined‘ section of the racecard you can add and remove up to three horses (four in larger fields) and Paddy will give you a single price. By adding that to the bet slip it becomes one selection so you just need one stake. If any of your gee-gees romp home then you’re a winner at the combined price. Happy days.
The Paddy Power Blog team has had a good old play with this new gadget and found it very useful. In particular when you can’t pick a weakness between two horses, when you fancy opposing the favourites in small fields and in massive races like the Scottish National on Saturday when you fancy backing a few horses in a huge race.
The combined feature is available on the day of the race when the markets are priced-up in the mornings.
Whenever you can’t decide between a couple of runners Paddy has you covered with his with combined horses. Now just put the beers on ice and watch as my pair charge to wards the finish together.