Last week’s Haydock winner Mad Moose is likely to be popular in the 2m5f handicap hurdle at Ludlow on Thursday, though I prefer to give Havingotascoobydo (3:35) another chance after being beaten at Sandown earlier this month.
Just 8 days prior to that run the six-year-old bolted up here over course-and-distance on good ground, so conditions are ideal for Martin Keighley’s charge who will appreciate Mad Moose giving him a lead in to the home straight.
The son of Witness Box has moved like a very smart horse on his last two starts and, despite a rise of 11lbs since his last win, he is taken to return to winning ways.
At Leicester John Gosden and William Buick have a good chance with Derby entry Man Of Gold in the Ladbrokes.com Kibworth Handicap, but he faces another interesting colt in the shape of Sadler’s Risk, and the pair may have a better chance in the 7f fillies’ maiden.
Hunza Dancer (4:50) ran a fine race on her sole start as a juvenile, when third on soft ground at Yarmouth and, on better ground and down a furlong, she ought to be hard to beat with a similar performance.
A full sister to Misu Bond and Air Chief Marshall, both of whom who proved best at this trip, she also moved like a filly that certainly wouldn’t be inconvenienced by a drop in trip when third on debut.
Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow 2010-11 is available hot off the press from the 1st October for just £9.99
Send a cheque payable to “The Racing Insider” to The Racing Insider, PO Box 98, Liverpool L9 1WY. Please include a note of your name and address and telephone number or email address.
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