Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Friday; The Crafty Butcher in the 17.15 at Listowel. Compare odds and bet.
Michael Hourigan holds a strong hand in Listowel’s John G Galvin Maiden Hurdle this afternoon and The Crafty Butcher (5:15) looks worth chancing on his debut over timber.
Though he’s still a maiden, he shaped with plenty of promise in bumpers last season and the step up in trip will suit.
Likely favourite Reafaada has the ability to land a maiden hurdle, but might not enjoy the really deep ground on this occasion.
5:15 Listowel The Crafty Butcher
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Last Year’s Book Results – Leading Prospects:
- SPRINTER SACRE – Unbeaten – winner at Aintree & Cheltenham
- SIMONSIG – Winner at Aintree & Cheltenham
- CINDERS AND ASHES – 10/1 winner of Supreme Novices Hurdle
- BOBS WORTH – 9/2 winner of the RSA Chase
- MENORAH & SILVINIACO CONTI – Both Aintree Winners
- SIR DES CHAMPS – Unbeaten inc 3/1 Jewson Cheltenham Winner
- FINGAL BAY – Won 4 times inc Challow Hurdle
- RAYA STAR – 10/3 winner at Wetherby, 12/1 Ladbroke Hurdle winner, 15/2 Scottish Champion Hurdle winner
- AMBION WOOD – 14/1 EBF Final Sandown winner
- CHAMPION COURT – 6/1 G2 Dipper Novices Chase winner
- PALACE JESTER – 14/1 winner at FFos Las
- SWINCOMBE FLAME – Hat-trick winner inc Lanzarote Hurdle at 9/2
- TEAFOR THREE – 5/1 NH Cheltenham Chase winner (Manifesto Novices’ Chase)