Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Sunay; Fact Of The Matter in the 2.35 at Huntingdon and Postponed in the 3.05 at Chantilly. Compare odds and bet.
Unbeaten in his last six outings, five of which coming at the top level, Postponed (3:05) is fancied to land this afternoon’s Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.
Roger Varian’s five-year-old has looked better than ever since returning from his two successes out in Meydan, comfortably beating Found in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, before successfully dropping in trip to win the Juddmonte International.
The son of Dubawi was hugely impressive at York, particularly with the way he moved and with the race coming at a time when there was a question mark over the form of the yard. He is very much the one to beat here and, given that he has proven on numerous occasions that travelling isn’t an issue, he is fancied to strike under Andrea Atzeni, who has partnered him to all eight victories since Kirsty Milczarek rode him to success in a Yarmouth maiden at two.
Domestically, there is some cracking jumps action, with Value At Risk having another crack at chasing at Uttoxeter. Hopefully this smart hurdler makes it round safely today (fell early on both starts last term) as he has the physique to make up into a very good chaser. His stable-mate Whatduhavtoget is also worth noting in the maiden hurdle, having caught me eye on a recent visit to the Skelton stable. She is a winning pointer with plenty of presence about her.
In terms of the day’s other selection Fact Of The Matter (2:35) is taken to defy a 5lb rise in the weights at Huntingdon.
Jamie Snowden’s six-year-old jumped beautifully when making a successful chasing debut at Worcester recently and certainly looks capable of scoring off his new mark. Well supported last time (put up here), it is hoped that the rain stays away as the son of Brian Boru relishes good ground.
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