• Thu 8 Dec, 2016
  • 14:35 GMT
  • 10:35 ET (GMT-4)
  • 16:35 CET (GMT+2)

Towcester double on Friday

Paul Ferguson has two selections from Towcester; Arthur McBride in the 18:50 and Carnival Flag at 20:50. Compare odds and bet.

Towcester stages a decent novice hurdle for the time of year on Friday evening, with Morning Reggie greatly respected despite his penalty and hurdling newcomers Run On Sterling and Howaboutnever having shown promise in bumpers.

However, the same can be said of Arthur McBride (6:50) who gave the useful Tea For Two a real fright at Exeter last time, having earlier bumped in to that same rival on debut.

Fergal O’Brien’s five-year-old clearly handles a decent surface and looks worthy of each-way support (assuming the tissue prices are accurate) in what looks an open affair.

Later on the card Carnival Flag (8:50) should get off the mark at the third time of asking in the concluding mares’ bumper.

Nicky Henderson’s five-year-old was pretty green on debut at Chepstow and bumped into a decent sort here last time.  This looks a weaker event, so connections will be hopeful she can go one better before her summer break.

On the level, John Gosden sends Kasb (7:30) on the long journey north for a conditions event at Pontefract and the Arcano colt really ought to make it two from two.  An eye-catching winner on debut at Newbury, when he fairly flew home once the penny dropped, he will probably be sent off at prohibitive odds but is certainly one to note tonight.

Thursday’s selections:
6:50 Towcester: Arthur McBride; 4/1 William Hill
8:50 Towcester: Carnival Flag; 4/5 Betvictor

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