Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Thursday; Down Ace in the Towcester 3.40 and Wrath Of Titans in the Thurles 3.55. Compare odds and bet.
Tony McCoy is now just one short of reaching the 4,000-winner mark, so his rides at Towcester on Thursday are bound to be well supported. The most interesting of his mounts looks to be Irish points winner Mountain Tunes who is very much one to note on his rules debut, in what looks a decent 2m5f novices’ hurdle.
The best bet on the card, however, is Fergal O’Brien’s dual bumper winner Down Ace (3:40) who looks a smart recruit and can take the mares’ maiden hurdle.
Another point-to-point winner, she made a winning debut at Cheltenham in April and the Generous six-year-old followed up under a penalty at Bangor the following month.
Over in Ireland Wrath Of Titans (3:55) is taken to land the concluding bumper at Thurles for Dessie Hughes and the Gigginstown House Stud.
The Oscar gelding won his point by a distance in March, before running a cracker to split Moyle Park and Classic Move (a winner for this column last Thursday at Sedgefield) in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper. A year younger and less experienced than the winner, it was a debut full of promise and, if he has improved for his summer break (switched to Hughes’ stable from Gordon Elliott’s yard), he sets a decent standard.
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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