Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Monday; Uxizandre in the Plumpton 15:50. Compare odds and bet.
The Gerald Karn-Smith Memorial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase looks a competitive heat at Plumpton on Monday and it is interesting that both Charlie Longsdon and JP McManus are represented separately, as they had the exciting Pendra entered here at 5-day stage.
Longsdon saddles top-weight Loose Chips while AP McCoy will don the green and gold silks of his boss aboard the Alan King trained Uxizandre (3:50) for whom McManus paid £100,000 at the Doncaster sales in May.
Twice a winner on soft ground over hurdles last season, he appeals as the type to do well over fences this season and can make a winning debut off a fair mark. Any overnight rain would aid his cause and the selection opened up 5/2 with Bet Victor on Monday morning.
3:50 Plumpton: Uxizandre; 5/2 betvictor
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