Olly Murphy: Hopeful of more success after Fakenham four-timer last week

Olly Murphy likes Weebill's chances at Plumpton
Olly Murphy likes Weebill's chances at Plumpton
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Betfair Ambassador Olly Murphy kicks the week off with two runners at Plumpton and is expecting a big run from Weebill...

"Weebill is a nice big horse but has been a bit of a late developer. He had a good first run over hurdles at Market Rasen and has come on for the run. Gary Moore's horse Distingo looks the one to beat. Our lad is a nice horse for the future and I'm expecting him to run very well. He looks to be my best chance of the day."

Last week was a busy one for us. We had five winners including a fantastic four-timer at Fakenham on Monday.

Hurricane Rita returned to form gamely winning the first at Fakenham under a typically determined Richard Johnson ride.

Piri Massini stayed on well to win the novice hurdle after a long layoff and Rio Quinto ran a good race in second.

Wood Pigeon enjoyed the step up in trip winning the handicap chase in good style.

Bisoubisou is improving and stayed on well to win the last, beating my other runner Flow With Eve who was having her first start for me.

Whiskey in The Jar put his disappointing run at Ascot behind him on Saturday, winning impressively at Uttoxeter under my conditional Fergus Gregory, he jumped great and handled the heavy conditions very well.

This week's runners

We have two runners today at Plumpton starting with Weebill in the first race.

Weebill is a nice big horse but has been a bit of a late developer. He had a good first run over hurdles at Market Rasen and has come on for the run. Gary Moore's horse Distingo looks the one to beat. Our lad is a nice horse for the future and I'm expecting him to run very well. He looks to be my best chance of the day.

Saucysioux is on a four timer. She has gone up an awful lot in weights, however she is in very good form, will love the conditions and stays very well. This will be the first time out of her grade (0-100 handicaps), so she will have to improve, we are hopeful more than confident.

Foxtrot Juliet has her first start at Lingfield tomorrow, a filly who is very green and "babyish", she goes nicely at home and whatever she does tomorrow she will improve on massively. She is a horse for the future and I'd be delighted if she finishes in the first four or five tomorrow.

Knockgraffon may head to Wetherby on Saturday, he has gone up the weights since winning a valuable handicap chase on New Year's Day at Musselburgh. He's in very good form, the track will suit him and I expect him to run very well. His long term aim is the Topham at Aintree in April.

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