Paul Ferguson two selections for us on Saturday; Yala Enki in the Kempton 14:35 and Otago Trail in the Chepstow 15:25. Compare odds and bet.
With the soft ground and drop in trip in his favour Yala Enki (2:35) is fancied to land this afternoon’s William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton.
Venetia Williams’ six-year-old beat a subsequent winner on his reappearance at Exeter in November (had finished runner-up to a smart horse on his British debut last March) before finishing fifth in the fixed brush hurdle at Haydock.
The Nickname gelding ran well for a long way that day, however, and appeared not to truly get home. This slightly shorter trip ought to be right up his street and he remains on a mark from which he can plunder a nice prize. Charlie Deutsch takes off a valuable 5lbs and he looks sure to run a big race; available at 5-1 overnight, he looks a sound each-way play.
50 minutes later Otago Trail (3:25) can complete an across-the-card double for Williams in Chepstow’s Coral.co.uk Best Price Guaranteed On Horse Racing Handicap Chase.
The eight-year-old relishes deep ground and beat Mon Successeur at Exeter last month. The runner-up won next time (off 7lbs higher) before running well for a long way behind Village Vic on New Year’s Day (up another 10lbs that day). The well-beaten third Quite By Chance (beaten 22½ lengths by Otago Trail) also won next time so that form reads really well and an 8lb rise probably won’t stop the son of Heron Island.
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