Paul Ferguson has four selections for us on Saturday all from Newbury: 12:55 Binocular;
1:30 Stoney’s Treasure; 2:00 Tocca Ferro; 3:05 Pandorama
Despite being off the track for 334 days Pandorama (3:05) is taken to land Newbury’s Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup this afternoon.
Noel Meade’s charge is unbeaten in three chase starts and beat subsequent RSA winner, Weapon’s Amnesty, when last seen in December.
The stamina test should really suit and a massive run is expected. Bet365offer 9/1 and 5 places.
At the same price is Diamond Harry, who maybe worth a saver, as he goes best fresh and relishes Newbury. He, too, is a class act on his day and he will be primed for today’s return.
Newbury racegoers are treated to the re-routed ‘Fighting Fifth’ in which Champion Hurdler Binocular (12:25) should make a winning reappearance. Early price even money;
Alan King saddled the first two winners yesterday and can return to the winners’ enclosure thanks to Stoney’s Treasure (1:30) in the novices’ handicap chase. Early price 13/5 Sportingbet
The chestnut ran a cracker on his chase debut at Fontwell 22 days ago and that should have him spot on for this.
Emma Lavelle is another trainer in form and she saddles Tocca Ferro (2:00) in the Gerry Fielden Hurdle. Early price 10/3 Stan James
The lightly raced grey did us a favour at Ascot last month and an 8lb rise doesn’t look enough to stop him following up this afternoon.
12:55 Newbury Binocular
1:30 Newbury Stoney’s Treasure
2:00 Newbury Tocca Ferro
3:05 Newbury Pandorama (Diamond Harry)
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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