Paul Ferguson’s Sunday selections come in the 3:00 at Market Rasen: Kauto Relko and
3:35 at Naas: Day Of A Lifetime
Though he is bred to handle better ground Day Of A Lifetime (3:35) is two from two on soft and is taken to handle the heavy ground at Naas on Sunday to land the Grade 2 Paddypower.com Novice Hurdle.
Willie Mullins’ six-year-old disappointed in last year’s Champion Bumper, but again showed he has a very bright future when making a winning debut over timber at Leopardstown last month.
The son of King’s Theatre still holds entries in the Supreme and the Neptune Investment at this year’s Festival and needs to be winning this to book his ticket on the ferry.
At Market Rasen Kauto Relko (3:00) is of interest and looks worth a small investment at likely big odds in the 2m3f Legsby Road Handicap Hurdle.
Rachel Hobbs’ charge ran a fine race in third at Aintree in October and, while he has failed to improve on that in two starts since, the step up in trip and the slightly softer ground should play to his strengths and he could spring a surprise.
3:00 Market Rasen: Kauto Relko
3:35 Naas: Day Of A Lifetime
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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