Paul Ferguson has two selections from York for us on Saturday; Great Hall in the 2.40 and Tiger Cliff at 3.50. Compare odds and bet.
With Tiger Cliff (3:50) already in the book (put up last Sunday at 12/1) there is no reason to ditch Lady Cecil’s four-year-old for this afternoon’s feature event, having been handed a high draw and the recent rain won’t be an issue either.
If you’ve taken the 12/1 and are looking for a ‘saver’ Caravan Rolls On should go well, though I’d have preferred the ground to be quicker for him, while Irish raider Ted Veale looks another for any shortlist but, at 12/1, I’m happy to stick with Tiger Cliff, who was trading around half those odds last night.
Earlier on the card, the Melrose looks almost as competitive as the Ebor itself, but Great Hall (2:40) is a three-year-old I’ve been taken with this season and the form of his most recent Haydock success has worked out well.
Despite being burdened with top-weight, he looks all set to run a big race in the first time blinkers, provided he handles this easier ground. Still engaged in the St Leger, Brain Meehan’s charge looks worth of each-way support.
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* 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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