• Wed. May 12th, 2021

It’s a cracking card at Wincanton on Saturday. The Rising Stars (14:35) is all the time an thrilling race the place you see the chasing stars of the long run, 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, but it surely appears to be like a aggressive race on paper.
Regardless of the very fact he’ll be quick 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 the very best of those over hurdles too. Paul loves having winners at his native monitor and I believe 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 gained in 2016 earlier than he went over fences.
I used to be actually impressed with him at Ffos Las not too long ago, when he gained the Welsh Champion Hurdle. He travelled very nicely and stayed on better of all and I believe he actually appreciates a quick two miles, which is what you get at Wincanton.
The Badger Beers Chase (15:35) is all the time a superb race and, once more, is one which Paul Nicholls appears to all the time win!
He’s gained it 5 out of the final 10 years and has gained the final three on the spin. Though I believe he’s acquired one other robust hand this yr, I do like Kitty’s Mild  who has sneaked in on the backside.
His rider, Jack Tudor, is among the most promising younger jockeys round. I believe if he will get into a superb rhythm he gained’t be too far-off.
Christian Williams is a extremely shrewd coach, too.