Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Thursday; Kilronan High in the Perth 18:00. Compare odds and bet.
Perth specialist Nigel Twiston-Davies provided us with a winner yesterday and it could well be a day to remember for the trainer at the Scottish venue this afternoon.
He kicks off by saddling Aintree Grade 2 bumper winner Ballybolley in the opening novices’ hurdle and the five-year-old ought to take plenty of beating on his hurdles debut, but will be priced up accordingly.
Splash Of Ginge is the second exciting novice on show from the Twiston-Davies yard, when he makes his chasing bow in the 2m4f novices’ chase, a race the trainer has won three times in the past four seasons.
Judged on his improved hurdles form throughout last season, he rates a smart recruit to fences, but he is yet to win first time out and faces a race fit rival here in the shape of Ainsi Fidelis who goes in search of a five-timer.
Splash Of Ginge is certainly the most interesting prospect from a long-term point of view, but he will need to be on his game on this first start and, as a consequence, is one to watch rather than back this afternoon.
That leaves Kilronan High (6:00) as the day’s sole selection and the one worth backing from the Twiston-Davies stable.
A hugely impressive winner of a mares’ only bumper at Towcester when last sighted in May, the daughter of Mountain High effortlessly pulled clear of a fair yardstick and was the winner of an Irish point before joining her current connections.
Despite taking on the boys today, the five-year-old is taken to make it two from two under rules. The Cockney Mackem won this race for the yard back in 2010.
6:00 Perth: Kilronan High; 15/8 Skybet
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