Paul Ferguson has one racing selection for us on Friday – Our Father, ridden by Timmy Murphy in the 1.30 at Chepstow.
After a really taking debut over course-and-distance last month Our Father (1:30) is strongly fancied to follow up at Chepstow this afternoon.
Given a typically educational ride by Timmy Murphy, the grey son of Shantou took the race by the scruff of the neck in between the final two flights and eventually ran out an impressive winner.
David Pipe’s exciting five-year-old should have come on a bundle for that initial racecourse experience and it will be disappointing if the 6lb penalty is enough to prevent him winning again.
The presence of Ian Williams’ Upthemsteps, a winner at Towcester last time, should ensure Our Father isn’t sent off too short and, with a really busy weekend ahead, he is Friday’s sole selection.
1:30 Chepstow Our Father
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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