Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Saturday including Storm Force Ten in the Newbury 3.45. Compare odds and bet.
Though he faces a couple of smart ex-Flat performers and returns from a 137-day lay-off King’s Tempest (1:25) is fancied to land the opening novices’ hurdle at Newbury this afternoon.
The six-year-old won a bumper for Nigel Twiston-Davies last season and made a really pleasing start to his career over hurdles, when runner-up to the smart Jollyallan at Exeter in November.
Warren Greatrex’s imposing son of Act One is a lovely long-term prospect and can take this en route to bigger and better things. The day’s opening selection was trading at 6-4 overnight.
Later on the card Storm Force Ten (3:45) is taken to strike in the four-year-old handicap hurdle, for Andrew Balding and Sam Waley-Cohen.
A Chester handicap winner on the level last May, the Shirocco gelding has shaped well in decent company in three starts over hurdles, latterly when fourth behind Triumph Hurdle winner Peace And Co at Cheltenham on trials day.
The selection is a smooth traveller, who should appreciate the better ground and the slightly longer trip; he looks on a fair mark (123) for this handicap debut. He opened up 9-2 with Bet365 and Bet Victor on Friday evening, but was quickly proving popular.
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