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Sam Boswell is back once again with his preview for Friday’s racing, including a look at The Greater Good in the Newton Abbot opener.

The Greater Good

Newton Abbot (16:35)

6/4

The 16:35 kicks off Newton Abbot’s card. It’s a 2.5 mile novice hurdle. It appears, at least on paper to be a match race between the favourite, Templepark, and The Greater Good. Templepark arrives here having been a successful chaser; back over hurdles he would be of interest, however, I think the unexposed The Greater Good is the one to side with. This horse finished 4th at Southwell in a bumper last time out. The race probably didn’t suit. He pulled quite hard in the early stages and this it looks like this step-up in trip over hurdles will be a much better option. He won his only point-to-point start, over 2m 4f on good ground, before joining Paul Nicholls. There’s plenty to like about The Greater Good and I think he can put that moderate bumper performance behind him and beat the likely favourite Templepark.

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