Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Friday; Florrie Boy in the Newbury 17:20. Compare odds and bet.
There are some interesting horses on show at Newbury on Friday, none more so than the Harry Fry-trained Hell’s Kitchen in the opening novices’ hurdle. A big, imposing son of Robin Des Champs, he is pretty short to repeat his course-and-distance success from four weeks ago, but should be monitored closely with the future in mind.
In the second race The Ould Lad looks potentially well handicapped on his debut for Neil Mulholland and, though he has to bounce back after a lay-off, he has dropped to an attractive looking mark.
But, even more attractively handicapped is Florrie Boy (5:20) who bolted up last Thursday and carries just a 7lb penalty here (handicapper has put him up 15lbs to 120 so is 8lb ‘well in’ here).
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ five-year-old needs to prove himself on softer ground, but he was such an authoritative winner last week that he is hard to oppose this afternoon – the selection was trading at 11-10 with Paddy Power overnight.
Top-weight McCabe Creek might give him most to think about, dropping back in distance for Alan King and Jamie Insole.
5:20 Newbury: Florrie Boy; evens Betfred
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