Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Sunday; Vulcanite in the Worcester 16:50. Compare odds and bet.
Despite having gone up plenty in the weights Vulcanite (4:50) is fancied to complete the hat-trick at Worcester, with the JP McManus-owned seven-year-old reverting to hurdles.
Charlie Longsdon’s son of Dubawi returned to winning ways at Stratford in March and followed up impressively over fences at Market Rasen last month. That race might well have fallen into his lap, but there is also plenty of pace on here and this contest should once again be run to suit.
The step up in trip is the unknown, but he races as though he will stay 2m4f these days and Ger Fox looks an eye-catching booking, to offset 5lbs of the hefty rise in the handicap.
Over in Ireland, keep an eye on Ebeniya in the closing contest at Gowran Park, an impressive 23-length winner on debut during April.
Dermot Weld’s filly probably won’t be a betting proposition this afternoon, but she holds Group 1 entries in the Pretty Polly, Irish Oaks and Irish St Leger, so is very much one to pay attention to, with the remainder of the season in mind.
4:50 Worcester: Vulcanite 11/2 BetVictor
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