Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Wednesday; Si C’Etait Vrai in the Punchestown 15:10. Compare odds and bet.
All eyes at Carlisle on Wednesday will be on Grade 1 bumper winner The Liquidator who should make a winning debut over timber for David Pipe. He will start at prohibitive odds, however, while over at Punchestown, the scene of his biggest success to date, the 2m4f beginners’ chase is without doubt the race of the day.
Our Vinnie and Grade 1 winner Morning Assembly are exciting recruits, but so too is Si C’Etait Vrai (3:10) who has long looked a chaser waiting to happen and Dessie Hughes’ imposing seven-year-old is taken to make the perfect start under Davy Russell.
The Robin Des Champs gelding has actually only won once since making a winning debut over timber exactly two years ago, but his form in defeat reads well and has always given me the impression he will come into his own as a chaser. Despite the strength in depth here, he is given the nod with his likely main market rivals expected to come into their own over further.
3:10 Punchestown: Si C’Etait Vrai; 6/1 Bet365
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