In Ireland, impressive debutant winner Dazzling takes the next step up the ladder in the Listed Flame Of Tara Stakes, while Richard Hannon sends over Toormore to take on a three-pronged attack from Aidan O’Brien in the Group 1 National Stakes.
Over in France it’s Arc Trials Day and Arc favourite Flintshire heads the market for the Prix Niel, while the exciting Treve puts her unbeaten record on the line in the Prix Vermeille against the smart Venus De Milo.
Elsewhere, on what really is a stellar card, last year’s Arc second Orfevre bids to land back-to-back runnings of the Prix Foy, where he faces Camelot on a retrieval mission, while Richard Hannon saddles Jacques Le Marois second Olympic Glory in the Prix Du Moulin De Longchamp.
Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow 2013-14
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New for 2013-14:
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