AFTER an eye-catching hurdling debut POLISH (4.45, nap) will now be ready to open his account over timber at Ludlow.
The Fergal O’Brien-trained gelding was far from disgraced when chasing home Masters Legacy, the winner of his previous outing, at Taunton last month.
He will also be helped by today’s step up in distance as he showed when running on the Flat that he is not short of stamina.
Barry Geraghty can be rewarded for his trip from Ireland by making it a double at Shropshire track.
Geraghty partners DR SANDERSON (3.15, nb) in the Attwood Chase for his boss JP McManus.
This former smart hurdler has always given the impression that he would do even better over fences.
French recruit GELBOE DE CHANAY (3.45, treble), also partnered by Geraghty, was unfortunate not to make a winning debut in this country at Fontwell in December.
She was travelling with plenty in hand on that occasion when falling at the last hurdle. Before joining Philip Hobbs, she bolted up over hurdles at Auteuil in April.
Horse racing tips today – February 5
1.30 Young Tiger
2.00 Ladyleys Beluga
2.30 The Retriever
3.00 Lion Tower
4.30 Arabian King
5.40 Never Dark
6.40 Mr Carbonator
7.40 Pink Jazz
8.10 Bank Holiday
1.45 Langer Dan
2.15 Vado Forte
2.45 Bonza Girl
3.15 Dr Sanderson (nb)
3.45 Gelboe de Chanay (treble)
4.15 The Dellercheckout
4.45 Polish (nap)