The jumps season is really kicking into gear now and there are five televised National Hunt races from Wincanton and Aintree to look forward to. Those include the Grade 2 Elite Hurdle and Rising Stars’ Novices’ Steeple Chase as well as three other competitive handicaps. The action is not just over jumps however as Doncaster hosts the finale to the flat season which includes two Listed races and the big field November Handicap, won last year by Saunter. You can find our ITV Racing Tips on site now!
Ian Williams hoping for some déjà vu at Doncaster
Ian Williams has been having a fine season and will be looking to repeat his success on this card last year when Reshoun and Saunter gave him a big double. The first-named goes again and is fairly well-fancied for the big race of the day, the November Handicap. Jim Crowley is on board and carries the same colours as he did to success last year so he is an interesting contender. Paul Nicholls has runners elsewhere but has a good chance on the level with Birds Of Prey at Doncaster while Clive Cox looks to round off his season with a big win from Now Children in the same race.
Our November Handicap tips are on site now!
Returning and rising stars the order of the day at Wincanton
The Elite Hurdle is one of the big races of the year at Wincanton and is hotly contested this year with some exciting hurdlers lining up. Two of last year’s leading juveniles Redicean and We Have A Dream look to beat the older horses while one-time Supreme Novices hope If The Cap Fits will attempt to make a winning return after an absence due to injury. That is not all however as Verdana Blue looks to beat the boys having bolted up last time out. The Rising Stars’ Chase also looks an exciting contest with Bags Groove and Secret Investor tightly matched at the head of the market with Majestic Moll another intriguing contender.
Doncaster – Good
Kelso – Good
Naas – Good to yielding
Aintree – Good
Wincanton – Good to firm
Chelmsford – Standard
3.50pm Doncaster – Pink Flamingo (20/1 into 12/1)
5.00pm Chelmsford – Leo Davinci (20/1 into 10/1)
An exciting weekend of action beckons and myracing heads into it on the crest of a wave having landed a 56/1 Each Way Double on Thursday. The Win Accumulator has been in fine form lately and is on site now as well as all our tips for Saturday’s ITV Racing.
Stat Of The Day
Miss A B O’Connor might not be a household name for most but she is for Harry Fry. The young five-pound claimer has a strike rate of 40% when getting the leg up on the Dorset-based trainer’s horses and rides Litteral Ci for him in the 1.50pm at Wincanton.