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Trophee Hassan II 2016 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Benjamin Hebert (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Coral
Dean Burmester (ew)Tournament Winner33/1Paddy Power
Robert Rock (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Coral, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Betfred

Venue

Designed by famed American course architect Robert Trent-Jones, the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam is a short distance outside the city of Rabat on the Atlantic coast. At almost 7,500 yards it’s a significant test of length, but there are other challenges too in the form of numerous dogleg fairways, raised greens and, on the signature par-three ninth, an island green surrounded by a lily pond in which flamingoes are usually found wading. This course last hosted this event in 2010, when Rhys Davies claimed his first and, to date, only European Tour success.

Favourites

Alexander Levy has enjoyed a good run of form, including finishing in a share of fourth place at Shenzhen a fortnight ago, and the Frenchman heads the market for this event at general best odds of 14/1. Alejandro Canizares, who won the Trophee Hassan II in Agadir two years ago, is at 16s (Betfred) after placing just outside the top 10 on his last two outings. Gregory Bourdy and Julien Quesne have also been playing well without genuinely threatening to get their hands on any trophies in recent weeks and the French duo are 22/1 and 25/1 respectively.

Tips

BENJAMIN-HEBERTBENJAMIN HEBERT is well on course for his best ever season as a professional and as the big names take a rest he could well be one to watch this week. Since finishing third at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in November the Frenchman has played consistently well and he has recorded further top 10 finishes in Perth and Thailand over the last couple of months. Back him each-way at stand-out odds of 28/1 with Coral.

Dean-BurmesterDEAN BURMESTER hasn’t played much outside of his native Africa, but he was a regular challenger during the South African swing in the early part of the season. He has finished 11th or better three times in his last five European Tour appearances, including fourth place at the Tshwane Open, where he also placed third last season. He’s as short as 22/1 in places, but you can get a stand-out 33/1 with Paddy Power.

Robert-RockROBERT ROCK found the going tough on his last outing at Valderrama, where the majority of players suffered in difficult conditions. Before that, however, he was on a decent run of form which had seen him finish no worse than 33rd in five events. Rock shared seventh place the last time this tournament was staged in Rabat and that will be an additional boost to his confidence. Betfred, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Coral are all offering 40/1.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Benjamin Hebert (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Coral
Dean Burmester (ew)Tournament Winner33/1Paddy Power
Robert Rock (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Coral, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Betfred