Trophee Hassan II Betting Preview

The Trophee Hassan II is the feature event on the European Tour this week but in truth we are looking at a weak field for this tournament in Morocco. Alexander Levy is an extremely short-priced favourite for a tournament that returns to the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat for the first time since 2010 and we prefer to take a chance on a couple of players who make great each-way appeal in favourable company.

  • Alejandro Canizares won the Trophee Hassan in 2014
  • Gregory Bourdy has finished no worse than T31st in his last 3 starts worldwide
  • Andrew Johnston makes his first appearance since winning the Spanish Open

5th May - 8th May Odds Won/Lost Bet

Trophee Hassan II
Gregory Havret (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 33 / 1  
Dylan Frittelli (each way) @ 40 / 1  

The Market Leaders

The event has only been part of the European Tour since 2010, when it was first held in Rabat, before it moved to Agadir from 2011 onwards. The change in venue ensures that there is little form to go on when looking for players who have thrived on the 7,487 yard Red Course, although we fancy that accuracy off the tee and a good week with irons in hand will be the order of the day.

Rhys Davies won the title here six years ago but he hasn't quite built on that success and he returns to Morocco as a 90/1 outsider. It is Alexander Levy who heads into this year's renewal as a 14/1 favourite (Betfred) as he bids to win a third title on the European Tour, albeit that price appears to be based on his tie for 4th at the Shenzhen and it makes little appeal.

Likewise, Alejandro Canizares and his 16/1 price as the Spaniard may have won the Trophee Hassan in 2014 but he has hardly been prolific to justify such short odds. The same can be said of Gregory Bourdy (22/1) as he looks to build on a run of three successive top-31 finishes on the tour.

Of more appeal is perhaps Andrew Johnston as he makes his first appearances since winning the Spanish Open and the 25/1 shot (SkyBet) should enjoy it here, albeit he will have to hit the ground running following a few weeks off.

The First Selection

Our first pick for the week is Frenchman Gregory Havret though as he has the benefit of experience of playing the Red Course as he tied 31st in a minor event here in 2002 and he also tied 15th here in 2010. Havret is just the sort of player who should enjoy this course on current form as he has ranked inside the top-ten for driving accuracy in each of his past five starts where he has made the weekend, while he is always good with irons in hand. A tie for 13th in China on Sunday was his third top-fifteen finish for the year (top-tenned in Thailand and India) and he can thrive as a 33/1 shot in a weak field here (Betfred.com).

Creepin' Up The Backstairs

Our second selection for what is a tricky betting heat is Dylan Frittelli and it perhaps bodes well that South Africans have performed well here in the past, with Louis Oosthuizen and Thomas Aiken both going close to winning the Trophee Hassan here in 2010. It is a venue that could suit the in-form 25-year-old, who has been performing admirably in various appearances in South Africa and Australia, racking up four top-seven finishes in his last six starts. He ranked first for driving accuracy at the Tshwane Open earlier this year (finished T14th) and we fancy Frittelli is worthy of each-way attention in this field (40/1 with Betfred).

2016 Trophee Hassan II Odds

Gregory Havret
Gregory Havret 5 5 6 5 - 5 11/2 5 11/2
Lucas Bjerregaard
Lucas Bjerregaard 15/2 15/2 7 15/2 - 8 7 15/2 15/2
James Morrison
James Morrison 9 9 9 9 - 9 8 9 9
Paul Dunne
Paul Dunne 8 9 10 9 - 9 10 8 10
Trevor Fisher Jnr
Trevor Fisher Jnr 12 12 12 12 - 12 12 12 12
Gregory Bourdy
Gregory Bourdy 12 14 12 14 - 14 12 12 12
Jorge Campillo
Jorge Campillo 12 12 14 12 - 12 20 12 16
Victor Dubuisson
Victor Dubuisson 20 20 20 20 - 20 16 20 20
Mike Lorenzo-Vera
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 20 22 25 22 - 22 25 20 25
Dylan Frittelli
Dylan Frittelli 33 20 20 22 - 22 25 33 22
Chris Hanson
Chris Hanson 30 28 33 28 - 28 28 30 28
Pablo Larrazabal
Pablo Larrazabal 25 33 28 33 - 33 40 25 28
Alexander Levy
Alexander Levy 25 40 40 40 - 40 40 25 33
Benjamin Hebert
Benjamin Hebert 33 30 33 28 - 28 40 33 33
Ricardo Gouveia
Ricardo Gouveia 50 45 50 45 - 40 50 50 50
Tom Lewis
Tom Lewis 33 40 40 40 - - 33 33 33
Mikko Ilonen
Mikko Ilonen 60 45 66 45 - 40 66 60 50
Jaco van Zyl
Jaco van Zyl 40 66 50 66 - 66 50 40 50
Joost Luiten
Joost Luiten 66 60 66 60 - 50 66 66 66
Lasse Jensen
Lasse Jensen 50 45 66 45 - 40 50 50 50
Matteo Manassero
Matteo Manassero 40 66 66 66 - 66 40 40 50
Edoardo Molinari
Edoardo Molinari 100 90 100 100 - 80 80 100 100
Dean Burmester
Dean Burmester 66 70 100 70 - 66 80 66 80
Adrian Otaegui
Adrian Otaegui 66 90 100 90 - 80 100 66 80
Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks 66 70 100 70 - 66 100 66 66
Duncan Stewart
Duncan Stewart 100 100 125 100 - 100 100 100 100
Johan Edfors
Johan Edfors 125 100 125 100 - 100 100 110 100
Pelle Edberg
Pelle Edberg 80 90 125 90 - 80 80 80 80
Anton Karlsson
Anton Karlsson 80 125 100 125 - 125 80 80 80
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith 100 125 125 125 - 125 125 100 100
Paul Waring
Paul Waring 150 80 100 80 - 80 80 150 80
Gary Stal
Gary Stal 80 90 150 90 - 80 125 80 80
Wade Ormsby
Wade Ormsby 100 150 100 150 - 150 80 100 125
Richard Bland
Richard Bland 100 125 100 125 - 125 150 100 125
Pep Angles
Pep Angles - - - - - - - 150 -
Joakim Lagergren
Joakim Lagergren 150 150 200 150 - 150 - 150 150
Adrien Saddier
Adrien Saddier 150 200 200 200 - 200 100 150 150
Carlos Pigem
Carlos Pigem 200 150 150 150 - 150 125 200 150
Matthieu Pavon
Matthieu Pavon 200 150 200 150 - 150 150 200 150
Aaron Rai
Aaron Rai 150 150 200 150 - 150 125 150 150
Lee Slattery
Lee Slattery - 150 150 150 - 150 100 200 150
Jeff Winther
Jeff Winther 100 200 200 200 - 200 150 100 150
Renato Paratore
Renato Paratore 90 150 200 150 - 150 200 90 150
Anthony Wall
Anthony Wall 250 200 200 200 - 200 200 250 200
Alejandro Canizares
Alejandro Canizares 200 250 200 250 - 250 - 200 200
Ricardo Gonzalez
Ricardo Gonzalez 250 200 200 200 - - 150 250 200
Hennie Otto
Hennie Otto - - - - - 250 - - -
Mark Foster
Mark Foster 250 300 - 300 - - 175 250 200
Sebastian Heisele
Sebastian Heisele 150 300 200 300 - 300 200 150 200
Daniel Im
Daniel Im 100 300 200 300 - 300 - 100 300
Thomas Detry
Thomas Detry 150 300 - 300 - 300 - 150 -
Max Orrin
Max Orrin 100 300 200 300 - 300 - 100 200
Nacho Elvira
Nacho Elvira 250 300 - 300 - 300 - 250 -
Haydn Porteous
Haydn Porteous - 300 200 300 - - 250 - 200
Justin Walters
Justin Walters - - - - - - - 300 -
Stephen Gallacher
Stephen Gallacher - - - - - - - 300 -
Rikard Karlberg
Rikard Karlberg 300 400 - 400 - 250 - 300 200
Mikko Korhonen
Mikko Korhonen - 400 - 400 - 250 - 110 -
Sebastian Soderberg
Sebastian Soderberg 100 400 200 400 - - 150 100 200
Brandon Stone
Brandon Stone 150 400 - 400 - - - 150 -
David Drysdale
David Drysdale 100 500 - 500 - 250 - 100 300
Florian Fritsch
Florian Fritsch - 500 - 500 - 250 - 250 -
Nino Bertasio
Nino Bertasio - 500 - 500 - 250 - 400 -
Ben Evans
Ben Evans - 500 - 500 - - - - 300
Joel Stalter
Joel Stalter - 500 - 500 - - - - -
Raphael Jacquelin
Raphael Jacquelin - - - - - 250 - - -
Richie Ramsay
Richie Ramsay - - - - - 250 - - -
Robert Rock
Robert Rock - 500 - 500 - 250 - 150 -
Jeunghun Wang
Jeunghun Wang - - - - - 250 - 80 -
Matthew Southgate
Matthew Southgate - 500 - 500 - - - - -
Eddie Pepperell
Eddie Pepperell 200 500 - 500 - 250 - 200 -
Laurie Canter
Laurie Canter - 500 - 500 - - - - 300
Sebastien Gros
Sebastien Gros - 500 - 500 - - - - 300
Callum Shinkwin
Callum Shinkwin - - - - - 250 - - -
Chris Paisley
Chris Paisley - 500 - 500 - - - - -
Scott Jamieson
Scott Jamieson - - - - - 250 - 100 -
Richard Sterne
Richard Sterne - - - - - 250 - 250 -
Julien Quesne
Julien Quesne - 750 - 750 - 250 - 250 -
David Horsey
David Horsey - - - - - 250 - 200 -
Marcus Armitage
Marcus Armitage - 750 - 750 - - 300 - 300
Romain Langasque
Romain Langasque - 750 - 750 - 250 - 150 -
Jens Dantorp
Jens Dantorp 300 750 200 750 - - 200 300 200
Ashley Chesters
Ashley Chesters - 750 - 750 - - - 300 300
Alexander Bjork
Alexander Bjork - - - - - - - 500 -
Stuart Manley
Stuart Manley - - - - - 250 - 250 -
Romain Wattel
Romain Wattel 125 500 - 500 - 250 - 110 300
Thomas Bjorn
Thomas Bjorn - - - - - - - - 300
Erik Compton
Erik Compton - - - - - 250 - 250 -
Matthew Nixon
Matthew Nixon - 750 - 750 - - - - -
Jens Fahrbring
Jens Fahrbring - 1000 - 1000 - 250 - - -
Oliver Fisher
Oliver Fisher - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Clement Sordet
Clement Sordet - 1000 - 1000 - 250 - 300 -
David Howell
David Howell - 1000 - 1000 - 250 - 200 -
Younes El Hassani
Younes El Hassani - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Michael Hoey
Michael Hoey 200 1000 - 1000 - - - 200 -
Alexander Knappe
Alexander Knappe - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Richard S Johnson
Richard S Johnson - 1000 - 1000 - 250 - 500 -
Robert Dinwiddie
Robert Dinwiddie - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Thomas Linard
Thomas Linard - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Rafa Echenique
Rafa Echenique - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Damien Perrier
Damien Perrier - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Steven Tiley
Steven Tiley - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Abdelhaq Sabi
Abdelhaq Sabi - - - 1000 - - - - -
Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Ayoub Lguirati
Ayoub Lguirati - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Garrick Porteous
Garrick Porteous - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Jose-Filipe Lima
Jose-Filipe Lima - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Julien Guerrier
Julien Guerrier - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Nathan Kimsey
Nathan Kimsey - 1000 - 1000 - - - - -
Niclas Fasth
Niclas Fasth - 1000 - 1000 - - - 200 -
Santiago Luna
Santiago Luna - - - 1000 - - - - -