Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Wednesday; Western Cape 16:05 Worcester and Movewiththetimes 13:40 at Fontwell. Compare odds and bet.
Not seen since finishing down the field in the EBF Final in March Western Cape (4:05) returns to action on a workable looking handicap mark and is worthy of support in the Richard Wright Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Worcester on Wednesday.
Seamus Mullins’ five-year-old impressed on more than one occasion last term and appeals as the type to have improved for another summer – it is hoped that he is a little more relaxed this season, especially now he goes up in trip.
A winner first time out last term, on what was his debut under Rules, he clearly goes well fresh and it will be surprising if he isn’t rated a fair bit higher in time.
Earlier in the day MOVEWITHTHETIMES (1:40) is of interest on his debut over hurdles, despite facing a smart novice in the shape of Affaire D’Honneur.
Paul Nicholls’ five-year-old looked to have a bright future when winning a Wincanton bumper on his sole start last term and he can make the most of the 7lbs he receives from the favourite here.
He was trading at 11-4 on Tuesday evening, while Western Cape was available at 8-1 and should, therefore, be backed each-way.
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