Tip of the Day: Fergie time

Dave Ord is heading to Catterick this afternoon, and thinks John Ferguson may too to see our tip of the day win.

John Ferguson (left) (picture not taken at Catterick).

Jaleo 1430 Catterick

It's fair to say that in his role as Chief Executive of Godolphin, John Ferguson won't be making many visits to Catterick in mid-summer. I'd venture to suggest he won't be there for the Bagpipers Handicap Hurdle this afternoon either but he was a notable presence at the last meeting so you can never be sure.

He owns our tip of the day, Jaleo, ridden by his son Alex, and he trained the five-year-old when he winged round this track to win two juvenile hurdles last season.

Jaleo started life under Ben Pauling in style with a smooth win at Lingfield two starts ago and was only an 8/1 chance for the Lanzarote at Kempton but go no further than the first. Presumably none the worse for that he looks a solid bet to get the better of Nietzsche.

The latter is favourite having won a conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at Market Rasen for which he escapes a penalty. However he races from a pound out of the handicap here and takes a significant hike in class.

It's Jaleo for me.

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