Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Tuesday; The Last Night in the 2.20 and Tour D’argent in the 3.50 both at Huntingdon. Compare odds and bet.
The SWI Ltd Electrical Contractors Beginners’ Chase looks a competitive six-runner affair this afternoon, but it can pay to take a chance on chasing debutant Tour D’argent (3:50) who remains relatively unexposed after just eight career starts and appeals as the type to do well over fences.
Nicky Henderson’s five-year-old, who won a junior bumper at Newbury back in January of last year, won twice over hurdles around the turn of this year before finishing a gallant second off 131 in a competitive handicap hurdle at Aintree.
The son of Martaline generally races handily, something I like from a novice chaser, and he can make a winning debut over the larger obstacles under AP McCoy.
Earlier on the card, it maybe worth taking a chance on The Last Night (2:20) in the opening handicap hurdle for Emma Lavelle and Dominic Elsworth.
A full-brother to the stables high-class grey Tocca Ferro, the five-year-old ran a race full of promise behind Chester Cup and Northumberland Plate winner Ile De Re on his racecourse debut in January, after which he disappointed twice.
Lavelle still holds him in high regard and, having had a wind-operation, this could be the time to catch him. An opening rating of 109 could underestimate his ability and, given that BetVictor were offering 10/1 and Bet365 9/1 on Monday evening, he is worthy of each-way support.
2:20 Huntingdon The Last Night
3:50 Huntingdon Tour D’argent
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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)