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Worcester: DOM’S NAP | Thursday’s Best Bet

Fergal O’Brien hopes his good form can continue at Worcester’s Thursday card

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2D5Y68J Jockey Paddy Brennan on Aye Aye Charlie (left) walks past bookmakers and racegoers after the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse
Worcester: Aye Aye Charlie | 3:35pm Make Your Mental Health A Priority Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) | Dom’s Pick (+£4.83 for a £1 stake on National Hunt NAP tips)
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Worcester hosts its second meeting of the season on Thursday afternoon and our team have picked out our best bet of the day.

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Worcester’s fixture on Thursday gets underway at 1:00pm

Fergal O’Brien’s solid form has continued from the 2020/21 campaign, currently operating at a 32% strike-rate, and Aye Aye Charlie is an interesting contender back over timber in a handicap off a mark of 119.

The Midnight Legend gelding was unable to have a significant impact over fences and now heads back over the smaller obstacles where he had plenty of success as a novice.

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Fergal O’Brien’s Ravenswell Farm yard are in flying form

He finished fourth in the Mersey as maintained his maiden status into the next season, coming home eighth in a hot renewal of the Albert Bartlett behind future Gold Cup winner Minella Indo, subsequent Ryanair victor Allaho and the would-be Stayers’ Hurdle king Lisnigar Oscar.

WATCH: WORCESTER CANDIDATE AYE AYE CHARLIE FINISHED BEHIND MINELLA INDO AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL TWO YEARS AGO [CREDIT: RACING TV]

If retaining just a shred of that ability, he looks sure to be off a very interesting mark here and could hold huge claims with plenty of value under Paddy Brennan.

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