Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Friday; Taquin Du Seuil in the Newton Abbot 3.55 and Classic Move in the Carlisle 4.50. Compare odds and bet.
Newton Abbot have been rewarded by putting on a valuable early-season intermediate chase with a cracking five-runner contest, in which Taquin Du Seuil (3:55) is taken to make a winning reappearance.
With AP McCoy aboard Colour Squadron for his boss JP McManus, Richie McLernon takes over in the saddle and, though he has to give the champion jockey’s mount 16lbs (rated just 7lbs higher), Jonjo O’Neill’s runner has conditions in his favour.
As all four of today’s rivals like to get on with things, he should have the race run to suit and, at 11-4 overnight (Bet Victor), the seven-year-old is worth backing to record his fifth success over fences.
Later on the card, Paul Nicholls’ More Buck’S is one to note in the concluding bumper, as he impressed when defying greenness to win on debut, but the day’s second selection comes from Carlisle.
Despite lacking the experience of his main market rivals Classic Move (4:50) can make a winning debut over fences for Donald McCain and Jason Maguire, in the novices’ limited handicap chase.
A smart bumper performer, the five-year-old looked like developing into a smart novice hurdler in deep ground last winter before his form tailed off. It could be that he needs soft ground to be seen at his best, but he likes to bowl along and could be useful in 2m novice chases this season.
With rain expected overnight, a chance is taken that conditions will be in his favour and he opened up 4-1 with several firms on Thursday evening.
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