After two second places for Paul Ferguson on Thursday, we go to Fakenham for today’s selections. Carribs Leap in the 3.10 and Anquetta at 3.45.
Charlie Egerton introduces the potentially smart Carribs Leap (3:10) at Fakenham on Friday and it will be disappointing if he can’t make a winning hurdles debut. Early price: 13/8 Betfred
The former winning Irish pointer bolted up in a Ludlow bumper in March and was subsequently sold for 200,000 gns.
Nicky Henderson has a fantastic strike-rate at the track (56% for last five seasons) and he can enhance that by saddling Anquetta (3:45) to victory on his chasing bow. Early price: 7/4 Coral
Beaten at odds on the last twice over hurdles, it seems significant that connections are now heading straight over the larger obstacles as he is bred to make a better chaser.
Henderson won this race last year with Busker Royal.
3:10 Fakenham: Carribs Leap
3:45 Fakenham: Anquetta
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Last year’s selections included:
Hurricane Fly: 3/1 winner of the G1 Rabobank Champion Hurdle
Copper Bleu: 12/1 winner of the Jewson at Cheltenham
Great Endeavour: 18/1 winner of the Festival Plate
Tranguil Sea: 11/2 winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup
Sizing Europe: 6/1 winner of the Arkle
Weapon’s Amnesty: 10/1 winner of the RSA Chase