Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Tuesday; Uncle Tone in the Ffos Las 16:30. Compare odds and bet.
Plenty of interesting contests at Ffos Las on Tuesday, none more so than the 2m novices’ chase, in which Taquin Du Seuil is sure to be sent off at short odds.
Jonjo O’Neill’s six-year-old ought to relish the testing ground and, despite facing three reasonable rivals, it will be disappointing if he can’t make a winning debut.
Given the form of the Emma Lavelle yard Water Wagtail is of interest in the 3m handicap hurdle, given that the pick of his form came here on heavy ground. He looked an out and out stayer that day and should find conditions to his liking, but he didn’t do anything quickly last term, so can’t be a confident selection.
The concluding bumper probably revolves around Rebecca Curtis’ expensive purchase Red Devil Lads who won his point by 15 lengths; he arrives in Britain with a tall reputation and, given Curtis’ record here (10 winners from 30 bumper runners), it would not be a surprise if he made a successful debut.
At the likely prices and with the dead eight going to post, Irish raider Uncle Tone (4:30) looks a viable each-way alternative (provided he opens up at 4/1 or bigger), given he has already proven himself on heavy ground in a decent bumper at the Punchestown Festival in April.
A half-brother to the useful Coolcashin, the four-year-old chased home a couple of nice prospects and the second, Rock The World, has already gone close on his debut over hurdles.
4:30 Ffos Las: Uncle Tone (each-way); 5/1 bet365
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