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Sligo: DOM’S NAP | Thursday’s Best Bet @ 5:00pm

Can our pick of the John Ryan duo land the odds at Sligo on Thursday?



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Sligo: FERDIA | 5:00pm Foley’s Bar & Off License Rated Novice Hurdle | Dom’s Pick
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Sligo hosts Thursday’s sole National Hunt fixture and we’ve delved through the card to pick out our best bet of the night.

BNXFAJ Red Sign At The Galway Racecourse
Irish jumps racing continues to take centre stage with its British counterpart on a 13-day break

Given the form line, it’s hard to make a case for The Little Yank to overturn the form with stable-mate Ferdia.

watch: ferdia lands a second career success at tramore back in july [credit: racing tv]

The former John Ryan trained gelding was convincingly behind his Tipperary counterpart at Roscommon back in June and now has to concede weight to the five-year-old.

2C7CCPM Captain Tom Cat and jockey Sam Twiston-Davies win the Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Novices' Hurdle at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
Ferdia is a son of Dylan Thomas, the same sire as Captain Tom Cat

This is a slightly shorter trip but it still doesn’t look to pose too much of an issue to the Philip Donovan mount, who won his next start back down at two miles and was victorious over a similar trip to this on his debut in May.

He’s the more unexposed of the two and should have more to give now down in class.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.