Divers caught the eye of our gallops reporter when he visited Ferdy Murphy's Middleham base.
By Gallops Reporter
Last Updated: 02/02/13 3:16pm
Ferdy Murphy will give DIVERS a run over hurdles on Sunday after working the gelding amongst a posse of horses that went up the trainer's Eurotrack all-weather yesterday.
The former Cheltenham Festival winner is seeking to take advantage of a more attractive handicap mark at Musselburgh, in the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle.
Divers hasn't enjoyed the best of luck in recent chase ventures but remains a talented performer whose mark is getting steadily more attractive.
DE BOITRON tackles the Scottish Champion Chase and this strong galloper looked in peak form as he forged clear of a recent winner.
His style of racing should be well-suited to the sharp right-handed track and he has also schooled well in Murphy's indoor arena.
SAMSON COLLONGES enjoyed a spell in the practice arena at West Witton after falling on his hat-trick bid last time.
The gelding appears none the worse for his spill and looks to have a fine opportunity of regaining the winning thread in a handicap chase at Sedgefield next week.
BALDING BANKER jumped adeptly in the main at Ayr last time before getting run out of it close home. This consistent performer has worked encouragingly since that display in desperate ground and caught the eye stretching up the strip yesterday.
GOING WRONG is probably too high in the weights and is better than his recent efforts indicate. He's in good order but requires some respite from the handicapper.
POKER DE SIVOLA continues to give out the right signals as his Grand National preparation is ready to be cranked up a gear.