Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Thursday; First Mohican in the Doncaster 14:25 Compare odds and bet.
Alan King enjoyed his first success at Doncaster last weekend, when Valdez booked his place in the Arkle and the trainer is set for another big day on Town Moor on Thursday.
Firstly, he saddles Gone Too Far in a warm looking EBF qualifier and he looks sure to benefit from the step up in trip. The smart bumper performer will need to improve, however, as Nicky Henderson’s Vaniteux looks another useful prospect, who should improve for the extra distance. This race should be worth paying attention to.
In the next, King unleashes high-class Flat performer First Mohican (2:25) and the six-year-old is taken to make a winning debut over hurdles.
All four Flat successes came with cut in the ground and, though his form tailed off a little last autumn, he looks just the type to take to the winter code. The son of Tobougg goes well fresh and, with his schooling reports being positive, everything looks in place. If he wins this, connections will surely then consider pitching him straight in to the Supreme Novices’ at Cheltenham, for which he is a 25-1 shot with Coral.
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* 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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