More enhanced odds trebles – it’s Hammer time
The third round of the PDC World Darts Championship is now in full swing, and on Tuesday evening Andy Hamilton will try and tame the young Dutchman Jelle Klaasen. The Hammer is included in the second of our popular quick pick trebles - so get involved and make your day's entertainment even more exciting. Let's face it, it's better than listening to your Gran wittering on about the war...
Tuesday afternoon quick pick treble - 12/5
Leg one: Paul Nicholson v Dennis Priestley
The Asset is on great form in this tournament, and he obviously loves playing Adrians - having beaten Gray without dropping a leg in round one, he disposed of favourite Lewis last time out in a great battle. He's now the 4/7 favourite himself for this match against two-time world champion and all-round darting legend The Menace, who's priced at 5/4. The winner will face a quarter-final clash against either James Wade or Vincent van der Voort. Paul is the first selection in our enhanced odds treble.
Leg two: Dennis Smith v Mervyn King
Smiffy will fear no-one anymore, after dispatching of both Terry Jenkins and Kevin McDine to reach this stage - though we've still made him the outsider in the betting with our price of 3/1. The King trounced Shi Yongsheng and was given a good test by Mark Walsh to set up this clash, and he's big odds-on at 2/9 to reach the last-eight, where Barrie Bates is waiting. Therefore, Mervyn goes into the special quick pick bundle.
Leg three: Wayne Mardle v Co Stompé
The great entertainer himself, Hawaii 501, will be raring to go for this match - should he win he'll set up a repeat of last year's epic encounter with Phil Taylor. The fans' favourite is also the favourite in our betting at 8/11. His opponent though will also be looking forward to that potential tussle with Taylor; The Matchstick has beaten both Alan Tabern and Andy Jenkins so far, for the loss of only two sets, so will certainly fancy his chances here. We've made Co an even money chance, as we think Wayne (and his crazy shirt) will go through. Mardle's also the final leg in our bet.
That completes the Tuesday afternoon quick pick treble, covering all three favourites, and with our special enhanced darts bundle you can get the price of 12/5 on Paul Nicholson, Mervyn King and Wayne Mardle all winning.
Tuesday evening quick pick treble - 15/8
Leg one: Andy Hamilton v Jelle Klaasen
The Hammer was given a real test by Tony Ayres in his last match, eventually discovering his undoubted class (he hit a magnificent checkout of 170) and coming through a 4-2 winner. He's been made the odds-on jolly at 4/6 for this clash, which will be a tougher challenge than any he's had so far. The Young Matador has yet to drop a set in the tournament, and was supreme in defeating fellow countryman Jan van der Rassel 4-0 in round three - yet he's the 11/10 outsider here, and it's Andy who's first into our evening treble. It looks like this could be a classic, and it doesn't get any easier further down the line - a certain Raymond van Barneveld is likely to be next up.
Leg two: Raymond van Barneveld v Ronnie Baxter
Barney continues his attempts at winning a sixth world title against The Rocket, and it would be a foolish man to bet against the former postman delivering the goods on Tuesday. Raymond is huge odds-on at 1/8 to reach the quarters in the PDC event for only the second time; last time he did though, he won the tournament. Baxter's a 9/2 shot, and really will have to play the game of his life to progress; obviously it's van Barneveld who goes into the enhanced quick pick bet. The winner here plays either Hamilton or Klaasen.
Leg three: James Wade v Vincent van der Voort
The Machine was a bit lacklustre in beating Tony Eccles 4-2 (perhaps he was thinking about Helen Chamberlain a bit too much?). The third-seed has taken the PDC by storm since switching from rivals the BDO four years ago, and has won three majors, and reached plenty of finals, in that short time. Last years' PDC player of the year is 1/2 to get past his Dutch opponent, the aptly named Greased Lightning. Vincent has the appearance of a gentle giant, but will need to be at his fast and furious best up on the oche to beat James. He's 6/4 to do so, and set up a quarter-final clash with Nicholson or Priestley, so Wade finishes our special darts bundle.
That's the final match of the night, so therefore our second favourites treble is also complete. The selections are Andy Hamilton, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade - should they all progress to the quarter-finals, you'll get the special enhanced price of 15/8.