Friday’s Daily Double – 6/1 double featuring two fancied runners at Newbury
Jon Vine rolls his NAP of the day and his Next Best into his Daily Double on Friday, featuring two talented horses running at Newbury on Friday 29th November.
Friday’s Daily Double
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1:20pm Newbury Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts Novices’ Hurdle (Class 3) 2m4f
Severano ran well to win on his first start as a second-season novice and still has a big chance here, despite that winner’s penalty. Brewers Project and Grand Mogul make their first starts for powerful stables and have to be respected too, but FAUSTINOVICK (NAP) is a horse I really admire and this looks an excellent opportunity for Colin Tizzard’s charge to get off the mark.
Faustinovick ran well to finish second behind Andy Dufresne on his sole start between the flags and was unlucky to bump into McFabulous on his only bumper appearance last term. With two hurdles to jump, Robbie Power’s mount looked the only real winner on his hurdling debut. Yet, Faustinovick made two significant errors at the final two flights and could only recover well enough to finish second.
This horse has tons of untapped potential and I would love to see him break into the winners’ circle on Friday.
2:25pm Newbury Ladbrokes ‘Where The Nation Plays’ Novices’ Chase Registered As The Berkshire) (Grade 2) 2m4f
Although Black Op is a worthy adversary and Vision Des Flos is open to plenty of improvement over fences, I’d be disappointed if CHAMP (NB) wasn’t good enough to win this Grade Two and he still offers plenty of value at anything around evens or better.
Nicky Henderson’s Grade One-winning hurdler enjoyed a solid chasing debut here earlier this month. Over a trip two furlongs longer than this, Champ jumped neatly on the whole and strode clear of his rivals after the last when asked for an effort by Barry Geraghty. This trip may be a little on the short side for the current RSA favourite, but Champ has such an effective turn of foot, I expect to see him quickening away from his rivals after an impressive leap at the last.