Paul Ferguson has two selections on Tuesday; Sego Success in the Exeter 2.00 and Cocktails At Dawn in the 4.50. Compare odds and bet.
The lightly-raced Cocktails At Dawn (4:50) stands out at Kempton on Tuesday, on his handicap debut, in the penultimate contest over 2m5f.
Nicky Henderson’s imposing six-year-old was heavily backed for his rules debut, a decent novice hurdle at Newbury back in December 2012 (finished fourth to recent Aintree scorer Uxizandre) and he returned from a year off to, again, shape with promise behind Ballyalton at Cheltenham.
Given another three months off, the son of Fair Mix was allowed to take his chance in the Neptune and, while he failed to land a blow behind Faugheen, he drops steeply in class today. Off an opening mark of 119, it will be disappointing if he can’t finally get off the mark.
Down at Exeter Sego Success (2:00) is another novice hurdler to back, in the opener for Alan King and Robert Thornton.
Another lightly-raced six-year-old, the Beneficial gelding was brought down on his rules debut at Huntingdon in November, before scoring impressively at Southwell in early December.
Upped in class next time, the winning Irish pointer travelled really well for a long way in a Grade 2 at Haydock, before struggling to pick up in the dreadful ground. Today’s better going will be much more to his liking and he can return to winning ways, before given his summer break.
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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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* Across The Sea – Mount Benbulben 14/1 winner of the Grade 1 novice chase at the Punchestown Festival
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