• Sat 22 Oct, 2016
  • 02:59 BST
  • 22:59 EST (BST-4)
  • 04:59 CEST (BST+2)

Fergie’s Saturday Showstoppers

Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Saturday; Noble Alan 2:45 at Cheltenham and Restless Harry 4:10 at Cheltenham. Compare odds

This afternoon’s Paddy Power Gold Cup looks as competitive as ever and with Poquelin running there are no fewer than eight horses running from out of the handicap.

I don’t often like backing horses that are ‘wrong’ at the weights, but I’m taking a chance on Noble Alan (2:35) who is worthy of a small each-way interest at 20/1.

Nicky Richards’ grey would have won a competitive handicap at Market Rasen last time, but for unseating Brian Harding two out and, though he’s only won four times from 11 chase starts, there is a big race in him.

He showed this when winning the Scottish Champion Hurdle in 2009 and a strongly run race on decent ground brings out the best in him.  Assuming Cheltenham hasn’t been hit by too much overnight rain, conditions should be right and he is sure to travel well in to the race from off the pace, if Dougie Costello can get him jumping.

Later on the card Restless Harry (4:10) can make a winning debut over fences for Robert Dickin and Henry Oliver.

The seven-year-old, who twice won at the track over hurdles, was impressive in winning the West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby a fortnight ago and his trainer hasn’t been able to contain his excitement about his prospects over fences.

He reportedly schooled well at Towcester recently and a clear round should see him home in front, though Saint Are is respected now he’s up in trip after a promising debut at Aintree last month.

Saturday’s selections:

2:35 Cheltenham                   Noble Alan each-way (20/1 Bet365 (5 places))

4:10 Cheltenham                   Restless Harry (15/8 Coral)


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