• Tue. Sep 28th, 2021

It’s a cracking card at Wincanton on Saturday. The Rising Stars (14:35) is at all times an thrilling race the place you see the chasing stars of the longer term, and I do know that Paul Nicholls targets his higher novice chasers on the race.
Solely three horses have been declared for the Grade 2, nevertheless it seems a aggressive race on paper.
Regardless of the actual fact he’ll be brief within the betting, Grand Sancy can be the one which I like. He was so spectacular on his debut over fences the final day and was one of the best of those over hurdles too. Paul loves having winners at his native observe and I feel he’ll have one other on this.
I’m hoping that Sceau Royal turns again the years within the Elite Hurdle (15:00), a race he received in 2016 earlier than he went over fences.
I used to be actually impressed with him at Ffos Las lately, when he received the Welsh Champion Hurdle. He travelled very effectively and stayed on better of all and I feel he actually appreciates a quick two miles, which is what you get at Wincanton.
The Badger Beers Chase (15:35) is at all times a great race and, once more, is one which Paul Nicholls appears to at all times win!
He’s received it 5 out of the final 10 years and has received the final three on the spin. Though I feel he’s obtained one other sturdy hand this 12 months, I do like Kitty’s Gentle  who has sneaked in on the backside.
His rider, Jack Tudor, is without doubt one of the most promising younger jockeys round. I feel if he will get into a great rhythm he received’t be too distant.
Christian Williams is a extremely shrewd coach, too.