Paul Ferguson has two selections on Friday, Alex My Boy in the Musselburgh 16:00 and Marshall Jennings in the Haydock 18:20. Compare odds and bet.
After appearing to relish the step up to this trip at Haydock last time Alex My Boy (16:00) is fancied to make the most of his 13lb weight-for-age allowance and follow up in Musselburgh’s Acherfield Cup on Friday.
Mark Johnston’s three-year-old won his maiden at the track back in April and, if the Dalakhani colt is to be seriously considered for the St Leger at Doncaster next month, he needs to be taking care of today’s 10 opponents.
The same owner provided us with a winner last night, in the shape of Sandown scorer Prince Of Stars, and Alex My Boy can make it a good couple of days for Jaber Abdullah. The day’s first selection opened up at 6/4 with Paddy Power this morning.
Later on, Richard Hannon’s Marshall Jennings (18:20) should prove hard to beat in Haydock’s 6f two-year-old maiden.
The Lawman colt has twice shaped well over 7f and, with the drop the slight drop in trip unlikely to inconvenience him, Sean Levey’s mount ought to go one better in what looks an easier contest.
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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