• Wed 26 Oct, 2016
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Fergie’s Friday racing double

Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Friday; New Story 14:10 at Haydock and Sea The Bloom in the Newbury 15:05. Compare odds and bet.

Impressive in getting off the mark at Salisbury last month New Story (2:10) is taken to land Haydock’s opening handicap on Friday.

The New Approach colt fairly bounded clear last time, having earlier shown promise behind last week’s impressive York winner, Kings Fete, at Sandown.  Clearly on an upward curve, the selection holds an entry in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur at York next month and, if that is to become a realistic target, he will need to take this off 85.

Later on the card Made In Rio should be thereabouts in the 1m6f handicap, should he reproduce his Ascot effort from last weekend, but the day’s second selection comes from Newbury, where Sea The Bloom (3:05) can land the fillies’ handicap.

Sir Michael Stoute’s daughter of Sea The Stars chased home Derby fourth Arod on her reappearance at Windsor (Kinshasa back in fourth that day and has since won off 84) before shedding her maiden tag in a weak event at Carlisle just 13 days ago.

Clearly more is required here, but she begins life in handicap company on a workable looking mark (75) and, judged on her pedigree, it will be disappointing if she doesn’t rate higher as the season progresses.

Friday’s selections:

2:10 Haydock             New Story 7/4 Paddy Power

3:05 Newbury            Sea The Bloom 5/2 William Hill

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