Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Sunday; Torrid in the Leicester 2.25 and Tapestry in the Curragh 3.15. Compare odds and bet.
Amanda Perrett’s Torrid (2:25) made a hugely promising start to his career at Newbury recently and is taken to get off the mark in the opener at Leicester on Sunday.
The Three Valleys colt chased home Muwaary (entered in the Royal Lodge and Dewhurst) and would have gone in to many a notebook, with the way he stayed on for second. There are several interesting newcomers in the line-up today, but the selection sets a fair standard and looked a sure-fire future winner on debut.
Over in Ireland, Tapestry (3:15) should make it two from two in the Group 3 Debutante Stakes, for which she was trading at 4/5 with Bet365 this morning.
The Galileo filly is out of Rumplestiltskin, the winner of this race back in 2005, and she stayed on really well to score here on debut over 6f three weeks ago. She ought to relish the extra furlong and can take this en route to bigger and better things.
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Grade 1 winning jockeys Nick Scholfield and Jane Mangan provide readers with their horses to follow
Last years results included:
* Leading Prospects, Arvika Ligeonniere (x3), Boston Bob, Captain Conan (x3), Champagne Fever (x2 inc Supreme Novices’ Hurdle), Glens Melody, Melodic Rendezvous, Simonsig (Arkle) & Un Atout won 13 Grade 1 novice contests between them
* My Tent Or Yours won 4 times including the Betfair Hurdle and the Top Novices’ at Aintree
* Stable Round-Up included Neptune winner The New One, Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Court Minstrel and David Pipe’s Dynaste of whom it read “could follow the Grands Crus path of last year, starting in the Steel Plate And Sections before he is readied for the Feltham” – he won both races and also scored at Aintree in April
* Across The Sea – Mount Benbulben 14/1 winner of the Grade 1 novice chase at the Punchestown Festival
* Under The Hammer – horses featured in this section included Champion Bumper winner Briar Hill (25/1) and The Liquidator, who won the equivalent Grade 1 at Punchestown – this section has been greatly increased for 2013-14