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That’s Moore Like It – Trainer Sends Trio To Huntingdon On Thursday

Gary Moore bids to continue his superb record at Huntingdon on Thursday

Huntingdon has been a happy hunting ground for trainer Gary Moore this season, operating at a 33% strike rate (7-21) at the track this season. Here at racing Tips, we assess the chances of the trio below. 

Manucci (2:10 Bet At Racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle)

MANUCCI landed a significant gamble for connections after being heavily backed in the market, making all under jockey Niall Houlihan to land a conditional jockey’s handicap hurdle by 12l. 

The often keen going six-year-old never looked in any danger on the front end last time and escapes a penalty for that latest wide-margin success. Manucci should be difficult to beat after regaining the winning habit and it will take a smart performance to lower his colours. 

Golden Boy Grey (2:45 Visit racingtv.com Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase)

Connections will be hoping to complete a quickfire double at Huntingdon courtesy of GOLDEN BOY GREY who has made a bright start to life over fences and will look to turn the tables on former rival Galop De Chasse after the pair met at Lingfield last December. 

Although Golden Boy Grey was no match Venetia Williams’ charge on that occasion, Gary Moore’s charge was set a tough task on chasing debut having to concede 10lb to the eventual winner on chasing debut. 

That runner-up effort was soon followed by a comfortable victory at Taunton on soft ground before finding the quicker conditions not to his liking when again filling the runner-up spot at Leicester last month. 

There should be little separating Golden Boy Grey and Galopin De Chasse on Thursday afternoon but on significantly better terms, Gary Moore’s six-year-old should have the upper hand and is a confident selection. 

Dorking Lad (3:55 Racing Tv Handicap Chase)

This looks like a suitable opportunity for DORKING LAD to register a second career win over fences for connections, after comfortably opening his account over fences when last seen.

Gary Moore’s seven-year-old has proven to be a fairly consistent sort over the larger obstacles this season, filling the runner-up spot on two of his opening four starts over fences. However, it was fifth time lucky for Dorking Lad when last seen, getting off the mark in determined style at Wincanton to defeat Flagrant Delitiep under jockey Jamie Moore. 

A subsequent 2lb rise for that latest winning effort doesn’t appear insurmountable and Gary Moore’s charge can continue his upward progression since going chasing with another stylish success on Thursday.