Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Saturday including Vago Collonges in the Kempton 15.10. Compare odds and bet.
Hopefully the ground up at Newcastle won’t be too bad for their Eider Chase card, where Desoto County (2:20) is worth another chance in the 2m handicap hurdle.
Donald McCain’s grey was slightly disappointing on his return at Musselburgh, but the stable was struggling at the time and the six-year-old has been dropped a further 3lbs.
I was already of the opinion that he was on a decent mark and it will be a shock if he can’t land a nice prize off 120. Good ground would be ideal and, should conditions deteriorate overnight, it is hoped that he is pulled out, as was the case with yesterday’s selection, Hannah’s Princess.
However, with Boylesports offering 7/1 overnight, a chance must be taken that he copes with conditions and he should be supported each-way with nine going to post.
Down at Kempton Vago Collonges (3:10) should appreciate the drop back in trip and can land the Grade 2 Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle, for Paul Nicholls and Sam Twiston-Davies.
The Voix Du Nord gelding was an impressive winner for this column at Taunton last month, before he went on to travel really well at Cheltenham on trials day. His stamina appeared to give out on that occasion and the flatter track should also be right up his street.
With The Grey Taylor likely to set it up from the front, this could turn into a match between the selection and Days Of Heaven, who also sports a hood and should also relish the speed test.
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