Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Wednesday; Artistic Charm in the Ffos Las 2.00 and Monsieur Rieussec in the Salisbury 3.20. Compare odds and bet.
After a hugely promising debut Artistic Charm (2:00) should open her account in the opening maiden at Ffos Las on Wednesday.
David Simcock’s Dutch Art filly went down by just a ¼ of a length at Newmarket in June and, if she is to take up either of her engagements in the Lowther or Cheveley Park Stakes, she needs to be taking this.
Elsewhere, Sir Michael Stoute’s well-bred Russian Realm is likely to be pretty popular in the three-year-old mile handicap at Salisbury, but Jonathan Portman’s hat-trick seeking Monsieur Rieussec (3:20) looks to be improving all the time and is just 3lbs higher than when winning over course-and-distance last month.
A winner at Newmarket in June, the Halling gelding travels like a step up in class shouldn’t pose a problem and he looks sure to put up a bold show. Available at 5/1 (first show) with Bet Victor and 4/1 with Paddy Power last night, he should be hard to kick out of the frame with the dead eight going to post.
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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
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* Across The Sea – Mount Benbulben 14/1 winner of the Grade 1 novice chase at the Punchestown Festival
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