Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Sunday; The Tullow Tank in the Leopardstown 2.15 and Chocala in the Exeter 2.25. Compare odds and bet.
It’s Hennessy Day over at Leopardstown on Sunday and, though the four Grade 1s have cut up a little (particularly the Dr PJ Moriarty Novice Chase), it should be a hugely informative card.
With the prospect of the extra couple of furlongs bringing about further improvement, I expect The Tullow Tank (2:15) to complete the hat-trick of Grade 1s in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle.
The six-year-old was impressive here over Christmas and is readily preferred over Vautour on all known form. At the time of writing, the selection was a best price 6/5 with Bet365.
On the domestic front Chocala (2:25) can get off the mark over hurdles at the second attempt, in the valuable Listed event at Exeter.
Alan King’s juvenile receives plenty of weight from his elders here and, given how he relished testing ground on the level, conditions ought to be fine. Having put him up earlier in the week for the Triumph (at 40-1) I have to hope he takes this under Robert Thornton.
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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