Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Saturday; Order Of St George in the Ascot 1.25 and Hoke Colburn in the 1.35 at Market Rasen. Compare odds and bet.
Good enough to finish third in the Arc just under a fortnight ago Order Of St George (1:25) really ought to sign off his four-year-old campaign with victory in the opener at Ascot on Champions Day, the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup.
Hugely impressive in winning the Gold Cup here at the Royal meeting back in June, provided the Chantilly race hasn’t left it’s mark, he is much the best stayer in this line up. And, it is worth remembering that he won exactly 13 days before the Gold Cup, too, so he can back up runs close together.
The Welsh Champion Hurdle is the feature jumps race of the day, but I’m heading to Market Rasen for the day’s second selection Hoke Colburn (1:35) in the extended 2m maiden hurdle.
Harry Whittington’s four-year-old shaped well in behind the exciting Robin Roe on his racecourse debut, in a Warwick bumper in March, before giving a well-bred filly a half-length beating at Southwell, where he made a decisive move turning for home. The Beneficial gelding looks a nice prospect for his upwardly mobile handler.
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