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Horse Racing Previews

Peter Naughton's Three To Follow

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Phill Anderson

A look at three of the horses to have caught the eye of Racing UK pundit Peter Naughton over the last week.

Just Your Type

Second, 2m4f maiden hurdle, Ffos Las, Monday December 18

Put up a highly encouraging performance behind red-hot favourite Oxwhich Bay. Charlie Longsdon's quality five-year-old was bought for 40,000 guineas after winning an Irish point in the spring.

True, the form of that race wasn't strong but he clearly benefited from the experience and came well clear of the third here.

The gelding can build on this, especially when up in trip.

Global Fert

Winner, 2m novices’ handicap hurdle, Uttoxeter, Friday December 22

Benefited from a drop in class when defying top weight. The son of Flemensfirth wasn't sure to be suited by the drop in trip but showed good pace and looks exciting. He had only five runs under rules prior to this performance and ran particularly well in a first-time tongue-tie when fourth at Doncaster last time. Retaining the apparatus, Global Fert was held up and made a mistake four-out but was still travelling well at the next. He led on the bridle before the second last and quickened for a comfortable success. A return to further will help offset the obvious rise in his rating.

I received a strong word for Three Faces West in the Tommy Whittle at Haydock when presenting Racing UK but Philip Hobbs’ gelding fell when leading at the twelfth. He is on a good mark and was still moving well at the head of the field when coming down.

In the same race, Full Irish crept into the reckoning under a typically patient Davy Russell. The quality six-year-old had been held up but made headway four-out and moved into third before the second last. He blundered and lost all chance as him momentum was halted, a problem exacerbated in the very testing conditions. He looked progressive at Lingfield last time and might have gone close to defying his 8lb rise had he not made the error.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Phill Anderson

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