Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Tuesday; Walking In The Air in the Exeter 13:20. Compare odds and bet.
Exeter stages a cracking card on Tuesday, with the Haldon Gold Cup the feature, in which Vibrato Valtat is the most likely winner for me.
The novice hurdles are of even more interest, however, with the future in mind and there is a tremendous clash in the extended 2m event, where Champion Bumper fourth Yanworth locks horns with Welsh Shadow.
Readers of my Jumpers To Follow book this year will know I’m excited by both and I’m a little surprised the market is so lob-sided in favour of the former. Welsh Shadow was available at 2-1 overnight and, if he were to drift further in the build up to the race, I might be prepared to chance his lack of experience.
In the opening event, his stable-companion Walking In The Air (1:20) can make a winning debut over hurdles, having created a big impression when winning a bumper at Warwick during March.
Dan Skelton’s five-year-old had won his only start between the flags in Ireland and looks another smart prospect for the upwardly mobile trainer. The Flemensfirth gelding looks an embryonic chaser, but he ought to make his mark as a staying novice hurdler this season and at 3-1 he looks a bet.
1:20 Exeter: Walking In The Air; 3/1 Ladbrokes
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