Paul Ferguson has two more selections today; Local Hero (3.05 York) and Monshak (7.50 Chep). Compare odds and bet.
Great Heavens provided us with a comeback winner yesterday and, on a line through John Gosden’s Galileo filly, Monshak (7:50) is worth siding with this evening at Chepstow.
Sir Michael Stoute’s daughter of Monsun was 3 lengths behind Great Heavens on debut at Yarmouth, with the pair pulling a long way clear of the remainder.
I wouldn’t usually advise a bet on testing ground at Chepstow on the Flat, but it was heavy when she made her debut so she clearly handles conditions. She opened up at 11/10 with Bet365 this morning.
Earlier in the day at York, Lordofthehouse will be popular in the feature Bond Tyres Stakes, a competitive handicap over 1m6f. He was impressive at his beloved Haydock last time (won there three times now) and needs to pick up a penalty to ensure getting in to the Northumberland Plate in a couple of weeks.
William Haggas’s improving four-year-old looks sure to go well, but there are several horses looking to make the cut for the ‘Plate’ here and this looks a stronger race than the one he won last time.
Luca Cumani’s Qahriman ran on too late at Chester last time and still looks capable of winning a nice prize over this sort of trip, but the vote goes to Local Hero (3:05) who represents a bit of each-way value, being available at 13/2 this morning.
Steve Gollings’s five-year-old finished runner-up in the Scottish Champion Hurdle before returning to the Flat and he has finished second on both starts under this code since.
He chased home Grumeti at Ascot last time and that rival was a little unfortunate not to follow up at Goodwood last time. He acts with give underfoot, promises to be suited by the step up in trip and looks set to run another big race.
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