• Fri 21 Oct, 2016
  • 23:19 BST
  • 19:19 EST (BST-4)
  • 01:19 CEST (BST+2)

Lake View Lad evens @ Hexham

Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Friday; Lake View Lad in the Hexham 15:35. Compare odds and bet.

Cheltenham stages a cracking card on day one of the Open meeting, with the Steel Plate And Sections Novices’ Chase arguably the pick of the action.

Former World Hurdle winner More Of That heads the market, but he clearly has questions to answer so it looks more of a watching brief. The novices’ hurdle is equally intriguing with Penglai Pavilion impressing at the track last month, but he faces a stiff task in giving weight away to Champers On Ice and Shantou Village. The latter is a horse I have plenty of time for and is an exciting long-term prospect, but I’m not sure he is quite ready for a test of this nature at this stage – I hope he proves me wrong on that score.

Up at Hexham, Nick Alexander is a trainer to note given his current run of form and his Gold Opera is of interest in what looks quite a competitive little novices’ handicap chase. He ought to relish the ground and could outrun his odds, but his best chance on the card looks to be Lake View Lad (3:35) in the bumper, who was available at Evs overnight.

The five-year-old cost £70,000 on the back of a hugely encouraging third at the Punchestown Festival, where he shaped with an abundance of promise behind two exciting prospects. A reproduction of that effort ought to make him very difficult to beat in most northern bumpers.

Friday’s selection:

3:35 Hexham: Lake View Lad; evens Ladbrokes

Compare all today’s horse racing odds and bet at the best prices

Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow 2015-16
Pre order now, published early September in good time for the new season: Just £9:95 inc p&p
* order online www.cc-publishing.co.uk
* or, send a cheque payable to ‘The Racing Insider’ to PO Box 98, Liverpool L9 1WY (with address details)

Fellow Betrescue columnist and Bet Victor’s Charlie McCann says: “It really is a privilege to write the foreword for such an informative and well-researched publication, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

Three of last years Leading Prospects went on to win at Cheltenham:
  • Don Poli
  • Faugheen
  • Vautour
Champion Bumper winner, Moon Racer, and the unbeaten Minella Rocco – both featured in the ‘Under The Hammer’ (sales) section of the book

Subscribe & Share

Related Posts

Betting Highlights Today

Live TV Coverage


Sat: 17:30

Liverpool v West Brom: Premier Lge


Sat: 17:30

Bayern Muich v Borussia M: Bundesliga


Sat; 17:30

Nottm Forest v Cardiff: Championship

Rugby Uni

Sat: 15:15

Edinburgh v Harlequins: European Cup


Sat: 14:00

Portugal Masters: Day 3


Sat: 13:45

Newbury, Cheltenham, Kelso


Sat: 13:50

Cheltenham, Doncaster, Newbury


Sat: 13:35

Doncaster & Punchestown


Sat: 12:30

Bournemouth v Spurs: Prem Lge


Sat: 07:35

Central Coast v Brisbane: A Lge


Sat: 05:00

Bangladesh v England: 1st Test Day 3


Sat: 04:00

CIMB Classic: Day 3

Horse Racing On TV | Sport On TV | Odds

Newsletter Subscription

Never Miss Another Great Offer

Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest free bets, tips and sign up promotions and more sent to your inbox every week.


About Betrescue

Betrescue.com is one of the world’s leading gambling portals, offering free bets, odds comparison, live scores and results, betting tips, bookmaker and sports betting news, betting exchange, spread betting, mobile betting apps, casino and poker guides.

At Betrescue.com we keep you up-to-date with all the breaking betting news stories from the sporting world, tell you where to find the best betting odds and help you to get the best value for money.

©2016 Betrescue Ltd. All rights reserved.

Betrescue supports responsible gambling. For more information visit GamCare and Gamble Aware.