Money Play. Should Red double? If doubled, should White take?
The strength of the five-point prime gives Red enough of an advantage to double. Those blots will be considerably tidier after Red’s next roll.
Meanwhile White leads in the race and has the advantage of holding Red’s 9-pt although that won’t last forever. White has twelve checkers in the attack zone so if he gets the chance, he might win with a blitz attack.
The position is finely balance and very volatile. Red should double and White should take. Dropping would be a double blunder.