Paul Ferguson has two selections on Friday, Aran Spring in the 2.15 at York and Warrantor in the 8.55 at Aintree. Compare odds and bet.
Hugely impressive when scoring off 85 at Doncaster last month Arab Spring (2:15) is fancied to follow up and complete the hat-trick off 11lbs higher at York on Friday.
Sir Michael Stoute’s lightly-raced bay should relish the step up in trip and looked a Group class performer in waiting when winning last time. The Monsun colt holds an entry in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and he can take this before stepping up in class.
Aintree stages a decent National Hunt card for the time of year and the concluding bumper is the most interesting of the seven races with the future in mind, as it looks a deep contest.
Curious Carlos shaped well on debut, Echo Springs looks nice on breeding and Celtic Agent won easily at Southwell last time, but Warrantor (8:55) looked pretty smart when winning on debut for Warren Greatrex at Towcester last month and is the one to be with.
The five-year-old son of Turtle Island travelled really well for Aiden Coleman, who maintains the partnership this evening, and looked an above-average recruit.
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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