Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Thursday, Elsie in the Limerick 6.05 and Etaab in the Doncaster 7.55. Compare odds and bet.
William Haggas’ Etaab (7:55) is progressing nicely and can complete the hat-trick in the fillies’ handicap at Doncaster on Thursday evening.
The Street Cry three-year-old showed plenty of pace when winning a Yarmouth handicap over a mile last time, so the drop back in trip should not be an issue. Paul Hanagan’s mount was 5/4 with Bet365 last night.
Over in Ireland Elsie (6:05) is also going the right way and appeared to relish the fast ground over this trip at Roscommon earlier in the month.
Thomas Mullins’ seven-year-old was useful in bumpers and looks a much-improved performer on better ground. The Milan mare had one of today’s rivals Beach Of Falesa in behind when shedding her maiden tag at Punchestown and she can make it three wins from her last four outings at Limerick.
Aidan O’Brien’s mare is capable of getting closer than she did at Punchestown, but preference is for the Galway Hurdle entry, who is at the top of her game at present.
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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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* 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