Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Friday; Master Malt in the Kempton 4.30. Compare odds and bet.
The past three runnings of the bumper at Kempton have gone the way of Cheltenian (en route to winning the Champion Bumper), Prince Of Pirates and Aegean Dawn, and Master Malt (4:30) can add his name to the list this afternoon on his first start for Jonjo O’Neill and JP McManus.
The five-year-old cost his new connections £140,000 in November and they will be more than hopeful that the son of Milan, who is out of an un-raced sister to the useful Cockney Trucker, can make an immediate impact in the green and gold.
He raced just once for Alistair Whillans last term, splitting smart novice hurdlers River Maigue and Duke Of Navan on Scottish National day at Ayr. The former is now high up in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle market, while the latter, who was 15 lengths behind the selection, is two from three over hurdles.
A reproduction of that form would be good enough to land most bumpers and it has to be hoped that he has improved in the 293 days since we last saw him.
4:30 Kempton: Master Malt: 5/4 bet365
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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)