Paul Ferguson has two selections for Tuesday – both at Folkestone; Native Gallery in the 2.40 and Cotillon at 3.10
The highlight on the card at Folkestone on Tuesday is a really interesting novices’ hurdle over 2m6f, in which Cotillion (3:10) is fancied to get off the mark at the third time of asking.
A smart stayer on an easy surface on the Flat, he finished eighth to Tolworth Hurdle winner Minella Class on debut at Newbury and appreciated the step up to 2m4f when runner-up to Our Father at Chepstow last month.
The son of Sadler’s Wells may have bumped in to one there and looked a sure-fire future winner over hurdles.
Ben De Haan’s Native Gallery (2:40) has shaped with promise on both starts under rules in Britain, notably last time when runner-up to Jetnova (won again since), and the grey is can strike on his chasing debut.
A dual point-to-point winner in Ireland, fences ought to bring about improvement in him and conditions should be ideal in terms of ground and trip.
2:40 Folkestone: Native Gallery
3:10 Folkestone: Cotillon
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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