Bet of the Day: Olly Murphy trixie taken at Newcastle

14th September 2021

An Olly Murphy trixie at Newcastle is Bet of the Day for 28/01/20

An Olly Murphy trixie at Newcastle on Tuesday looks well worth a wager with the young trainer bang in-form.

The stable is operating at a 35 per cent strike in the last 14 days coming into the only National Hunt meeting that goes ahead in Britain today.

In the 2m 6f novice hurdle (13:40), The Wolf brings leading form claims over a new trip that should suit.

This six-year-old son of Kapgarde was third in a Chepstow bumper to subsequent Listed winner Silver Forever when trained by Warren Greatrex.

The Wolf was later fourth to Birchdale in the Grade 2 Classic Novices’ Hurdle on Festival Trials Day last year.

He has since joined Murphy’s yard and won on debut for him at Fakenham after a summer break in October.

Victory there earned him a mark of 125 and The Wolf has since run twice in 2m 4f handicaps, finishing a below par fourth at Bangor and runner-up at Newbury.

An extra couple of furlongs looks to be what he wants, but odds of evens with Unibet reflect that.

Endlessly looks capable of following-up on his Ayr win under a penalty in the 2m novice hurdle (14:40), meanwhile.

A Flat recruit from Martyn Meade’s stable to the yard, he has won three of his four starts across both codes for Murphy.

After a couple of all-weather victories last season, this five-year-old son of Nathaniel was entitled to need the run on reappearance and hurdles debut at Plumpton.

Why a Murphy trixie at Newcastle appeals

Endlessly came on for that when winning comfortably by 2 1/2 lengths up in Scotland last time out.

Murphy also has conditional jockey Fergus Gregory taking a valuable 3lb off with his claim.

That partially offsets the penalty Endlessly has here and he clearly acts on a softer surface.

He also has a favourite’s chance at 10/11 with Unibet but, after just those two starts over obstacles, is open to plenty of further progress.

Completing our Murphy trixie at Newcastle is Oscar Maguire in division one of the 2m 6f amateur riders’ handicap hurdle (15:40).

Tests of stamina are what this seven-year-old wants as he has won over further.

Although 13lb higher in the weights than when bolting up by 12 lengths at Uttoxeter in July, Oscar Maguire has since gone down fighting when held by a neck at the same venue off a mark of 100 last time out.

The assessor has nudged him up a couple of pounds from that run. Such is the fine form of Murphy’s yard that the son of Oscar may well defy the rise and resume winning ways.

Oscar Maguire is 6/4 with Unibet to do just that under James King and top-weight on a day when his stable can continue its purple patch with runners at Gosforth Park.

Bet of the Day: Olly Murphy trixie at Newcastle: The Wolf, Endlessly and Oscar Maguire.

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