Talking Horses: Dancing Shadow can prove the toast in Badger Ales Trophy | Sport
Tright here will probably be quite a lot of cheering for Present Man and Bryony Frost as they try to win the Badger Ales Trophy for a 2d successive yr however the horse had had a prep run closing yr and carried not up to 11 stone, because of the presence of higher-rated competitors. This time he’s top-weight at Wincanton and would possibly to find one or two getting clear of him.
An opportunity is taken at 20-1 on Dancing Shadow (three.35), who gained closing yr’s Edinburgh National from a 1lb decrease handicap mark and now has the blinkers which will have been wanted closing season. A legitimate floor is okay for him and he had a wind op over the summer time.
1.30 Doncaster When Bona Fide gained a Gowran handicap overdue closing month Dermot Weld mused that it may well be too overdue to search out her a Listed race ahead of she retires to the paddocks. Happily, he’s discovered one and this appears winnable for the evenly raced Frankel filly, who must have masses extra to provide.
1.50 Wincanton From the revived Philip Hobbs backyard, Little Miss Poet appeared on the improve at the finish of closing season and the first rate flooring must go well with.
2.05 Doncaster This Listed race includes a handful of horses who’ve been working in the best possible elegance, particularly Donjuan Triumphant, who used to be 3rd in the Champions Sprint when closing observed. He must be too sturdy for the three-year-old Laugh A Minute and Librisa Breeze, who has had a disappointing yr.
2.25 Wincanton A taking winner of the Persian War, Secret Investor is to be feared on his chasing debut. Paul Nicholls’ runner will have an excessive amount of high quality for Bags Groove.
2.40 Aintree His reappearance at Market Rasen will have come a little fast for Romain De Senam, who’s indisputably on a beatable score in the proper instances. He would no longer need correct comfortable flooring however the rest in need of that and he must be wonderful.
three.00 Wincanton So lengthy as the flooring does no longer cross a lot worse than excellent, Verdana Blue appears the elegance act right here as she tries to practice up her pleasant Kempton luck. Her stablemate We Have A Dream faces a difficult season towards older horses and may well be best possible watched in this reappearance.
three.15 Doncaster The simplest three-year-old in the November Handicap may well be the one to facet with. My Lord And Master is a high quality animal who ran 2d in a few Derby trials in the spring, particularly completing forward of the eventual Derby runner-up on one instance. He used to be given a wreck after a French flop in May and ran simply OK on his comeback however there used to be a lot more to love about his running-on 2d at York closing month. An simple maiden winner on comfortable flooring presently closing yr, the chestnut appears overpriced at 10-1.