Olly Murphy: The thoughts on my New Year's Day runners at Fakenham and Musselburgh

Olly Murphy has six runners on New Year's Day
Olly Murphy has six runners on New Year's Day
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It's a quiet start to the year for Olly Murphy, but the Betfair Ambassador does have six runners across two meetings today, and here are his exclusive thoughts...

"Knockgraffon heads up north for the feature race at Musselburgh at 13:40, The step up in trip will suit him and I'm hopeful of a big run."

First of all I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!

The second part of 2017 was very good to me and I hope we can kick off 2018 like we ended 2017! My only runners this week come today at Fakenham and Musselburgh.

Knockgraffon heads up north for the feature race at Musselburgh at 13:40, The step up in trip will suit him and I'm hopeful of a big run.

I've five runners at Fakenham starting with More Than Luck. He looks to have a nice mark over hurdles and if he handles the heavy ground will run very well.

Mullaghboy is in a match in the handicap chase. He jumped very poorly when he fell last time out. He is a horse with plenty of ability and if he brushes up his jumping he too will run well.

I run three in the last race, the maiden hurdle where No Alarm and Dunkereen will need to improve significantly from what they have shown so far to be competitive. Fresh New Dawn put up good performances in a bumper and a maiden hurdle, He will handle the ground and I think he is my best chance of a winner.

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