FGR – Preview (Greatwood Hurdle)
7.45pm on a Saturday night and still working. Not good! 🙂
Cheltenham 2.40 Nabucco, Superb Story
Nabucco won a similar handicap hurdle at Ascot last time, despite not jumping fluenty. There would be a slight question mark regarding the size of the field here, but the horse has done nothing but progress over timber to date and has strong claims. It’s only the fact that the John Ferguson yard has apparently gone off the boil which is off putting.
Superb Story won a Wetherby handicap hurdle when outstaying Mad Jack Mytton last time. Has more to do here however, and his trainer feels that he may be best on a flat track, which is bourne out by his proven ability.
Nabucco is best of these. It’s probably best left until the morning before steaming in though to get a better angle on the form of the yard. But at 10-1 he looks more than a fair each-way punt.
Time for a beer!