Coral sponsored Racing Post podcast previews the weekend action
David Metcalf | November 6, 2015
It’s another big weekend with Hayley Turner having her final ride at Doncaster, some cracking action on Badger Ales Chase day at Wincanton on Saturday and Gold Cup hero Coneygree running at Sandown on Sunday.
In the latest edition of of the Racing Post podcast “Postcast”, proudly sponsored by Coral, Bruce Millington is joined by tipsters Graeme Rodway and David Jennings and our very own Simon Clare to preview the action.
The team kick-off by looking at the the big race of the final day of the turf flat season, the November Handicap at Doncaster for which Penhill heads the market with Coral at 5/1.
Seamour is next in the betting at 8/1, and the pundits believe the confidence behind the Brian Ellison trained runner is significant despite him taking a huge drop back in trip.
On a good support card at Town Moor, Jack Dexter goes for a hat-trick in the Wentworth Stakes but will an Irish raider who loves soft ground be the one to spoil the party?
The day is also the final in the saddle for Hayley Turner, and the panel believe she has a chance of signing off with a winner but it is going to be hard as she is unlikely to get any farewell gifts from her colleagues.
Attention is then switched to some fantastic jumps action and Aintree and Wincanton.
Simonsig makes return
All eyes at the former will be on Simonsig who is due to make his first start in nearly 1000 days in a four-runner hurdle contest having not been seen since winning the 2013 running of the Arkle Chase.
The Nicky Henderson trained grey is currently 33/1 with Coral for the King George, but faces a tough opponent in the shape of Purple Bay to overcame if he is to make a winning comeback.
At Wincanton, Jennings believes champion trainer Paul Nicholls could be in for a field day.
The Ditcheat handler is doubly represented in the Grade 2 Elite Hurdle by All Yours and Irving as he bids to win the race for a record seventh time, and has a fascinating contender in The Ould Lad who makes his debut for the stable in the Badger Ales Trophy.
There is also a star on show at Sandown on Sunday as last year’s Gold Cup winner Coneygree makes his seasonal reappearance, and the team believe it will be a formality for Mark Bradstock’s stable star en route to a crack at the Hennessy for which he is currently 6/1 with Coral.
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