Published: 11:04 26/03/2013
The Trophee Hassan 11 is being played for the third consecutive year at the 6,844yd Par 72 Golf Du Palais Royal Golf Course in Agadir, Morocco. The Robert Trent Jones Snr designed course is another shortish track where precision iron play will be essential with steep run off slopes on many of the greens. With many of the leading players absent this week, the event seems a wide open betting heat with the favourite Francesco Molinari seemingly out of form.
My first fancy is the 2011 winner David Horsey who emerged from a long spell in the wilderness with a 6th place finish in the Avantha Masters two weeks ago, his first top 10 finish since the KLM Open in 2011. The course certainly seems to suit this accurate ball striker who also finished 14th last year when defending his title. Lets hope his revival continues this week.
Another player with the game to suit this venue is Richie Ramsay who despite a slow start to the season is fancied to contend on a course that has yielded a 7th and 17th place finish on his two starts. The Scotsman is a great tee to green player who should be in his element this week.
At a bigger price the ever improving Andy Sullivan is fancied to continue his great start to the season. A member of the victorious 2011 Walker Cup Team, he has already earned nearly enough to retain his Tour Card and a steady 17th place finish on his course debut last year was a promising
David Horsey 33/1E/W (5 Places) William Hill, Paddy Power
Richie Ramsay 30/1 E/W(5 Places) Blue Square
Andy Sullivan 50-1 E/W(5 Places) Coral