Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Friday; The Italian Yob in the Sandown 1.10. Compare odds and bet.
Having shaped well on both starts over fences to date, at Exeter over slightly shorter, The Italian Yob (1:10) is fancied to get off the mark at Sandown on Friday, on a track where he ran well twice over hurdles last term.
Sixth in a warm renewal of the EBF Final here in March, the son of Milan has the look of a chaser and bumped in to a smart subsequent winner last time. The step up in trip should bring about further improvement and, having opened up 5/1 with Bet365 and Betfred last night, he should be backed each-way with 9 going to post for this competitive looking novices’ handicap chase.
1:10 Sandown: The Italian Yob; 11/4 Stan James
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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
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* 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