Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Friday; Deauville Dancer in the Thirsk 16:55 and High Church in the Salisbury 19:10. Compare odds and bet.
Salisbury stages a cracking three-year-old middle-distance handicap on Friday evening, in which easy Yarmouth winner Authorized Too heads the market.
William Haggas’ charge warrants plenty of respect despite the fact he carries his head a little awkwardly, but preference is for High Church (7:10) who opened up 11-2 with Paddy Power last night and ought to be difficult to keep out of the front three.
Third at this track behind the smart New Story on his penultimate start, the High Chaparral gelding got off the mark in a Sandown handicap last time and has a 6lb higher mark to contend with here.
Roger Charlton’s runner threatens to improve for tonight’s extra couple of furlongs, however, and looks sure to continue his progression, despite this looking a really warm contest.
Earlier in the day, another progressive three-year-old Deauville Dancer (4:55) is taken to complete the hat-trick at Thirsk for Sir Mark Prescott and Luke Morris.
The selection has won handicaps at Nottingham and Chepstow on his last two starts and looks a typical Prescott improver, who ought to appreciate a strongly run affair. From the foot of the weights, he holds sound claims of making it three in a row and opened up 10-3 on Thursday evening.
4:55 Thirsk Deauville Dancer; 5/2 PaddyPower
7:10 Salisbury High Church; 5/1 Ladbrokes
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