Paul Ferguson three selections for us on Sunday; My Hometown (2.45 Naas) and Barters Hill (2.55) and Three Musketeers (3.30) both at Huntingdon. Compare odds and bet.
There are a couple of really exciting novice prospects on show at Huntingdon on Sunday, starting with Barters Hill (2:55) in the extended 2m3f novices’ hurdle and Three Musketeers (3:30) in the novices’ chase over the same trip.
The former won four bumpers for Ben Pauling last season, culminating in the Grade 2 at Aintree, and he ought to relish the step up in trip. Assuming he is wound up, he should have too much for smart ex-Flat performer Anomaly and the interesting Dan Skelton-trained newcomer North Hill Harvey.
The latter, another Skelton inmate, was a very smart novice hurdler last term but promises to be even better over fences. Again, this is no easy task on debut, but the five-year-old looks capable of going a long way over the larger obstacles and it will be disappointing if he can’t make a winning debut.
Over in Ireland My Hometown (2:45) returns from a lengthy lay-off at Naas, but is a horse I am really looking forward to and it is significant that connections are wasting no time in getting him over fences.
Enda Bolger’s point-to-point winner was heavily backed and travelled really well en route to winning a maiden hurdle at Limerick over Christmas and, though he will probably need further in time, he is another who can maintain his unbeaten record.
2:45 Naas: My Hometown
2:55 Huntingdon: Barters Hill
3:30 Huntingdon: Three Musketeers
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