Cap Du Nord can win the Listed Sky Guess Handicap Chase (GBB Race) (3.15pm) at Doncaster on Saturday afternoon.
With Cheltenham Trials Day sadly known as off as a consequence of waterlogging the motion on City Moor is the one jumps racing in Britain on Saturday afternoon. However there shall be loads of tips that could the large spring festivals at Prestbury Park and Aintree.
Welsh coach Williams already has Potters Nook – who has received the Midlands, Welsh and Digital Grand Nationals – for the Aintree showpiece and he might simply be double-handed on Merseyside.
Cap Du Nord seems a progressive chaser and has a number of wonderful type strains to counsel there may be a lot extra to come back.
And he can get the higher of one other rising chaser Canelo once more on City Moor.
Williams’ eight-year-old beat Canelo by greater than 4 lengths when wining a 2m6f handicap at Newbury in November. That rival has gone on to win the Traditional Chase at Warwick earlier this month and regardless of a having 9lb pull, Cap Du Nord continues to be bettering sufficient to come back out on prime once more.
He was three-and-a-half lengths behind Royale Pagaille at Kempton on his most up-to-date begin – and that type was franked in spectacular style with the winner occurring to a wide-margin success within the Grade Two Peter Marsh at Haydock Park.
The Venetia Williams-trained Royale Pagaille is now being talked of as a Gold Cup challenger, so Cap Du Nord’s being so near him was a superb effort.
With the third dwelling Double Shuffle, profitable as nicely since, that type seems rock strong.
And Cap Du Nord can improve his popularity with one other success on Saturday and the potential to maneuver on to even larger challenges sooner or later.
Canelo and Harriet Graham’s Aye Proper are the principle risks.
Shishkin is the star attraction at Doncaster and though he isn’t a betting proposition, he can proceed his profitable run within the Grade Two Lightning Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) (1.30pm).
Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old has solely misplaced one among his seven begins Underneath Guidelines, when falling on his hurdling debut at Newbury in December 2019.
He put that behind him and ended up profitable the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Festival final March.
He has arguably taken to chasing even higher than what he did over the smaller obstacles, profitable in positive type at Kempton twice, together with the Grade Two Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase over Christmas.
Shishkin is a spectacular jumper and could possibly be a worthy successor to Henderson’s former two-mile chasing stars like Sprinter Sacre and Altior.
He can keep his unbeaten begin over fences en path to the Cheltenham Competition.
Paul Nicholls’ Miranda can win the Grade Two Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (2.05pm).
Kim Bailey’s Bobhopeornohope is unbeaten in two begin over obstacles and might make it three within the Grade Two Albert Bartlett River Don Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (2.40pm).
The six-year-old is a course winner and has received over the space at Exeter and may be capable of keep on his development with one other victory.
Ben Case’s Sprint Of Blue can win the Go to attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle (12.55pm).
Amy Murphy’s course and distance winner Mercian Knight might be able to rating once more on City Moor within the Sky Guess Cash Again As Money Handicap Chase (3.50pm).
And Fergal O’Brien’s Billams Legacy could take the finale at Doncaster, the British EBF Mares’ Normal Open Nationwide Hunt Flat Race (Qual’ for the E.B.F Mares NHF Ultimate) (4.25pm).
12.55am Sprint Of Blue
3.15pm Cap Du Nord (NAP)
3.50pm Mercian Knight
4.20pm Billams Legacy
12.30pm Yr Of The Dragon
1.10pm Excellent Focus
1.45pm Bint Al Anood
2.20pm Swiss Pleasure
2.55pm Pirate King
4pm Angel Mill
2pm Rochester Home
2.35pm Central Metropolis
3.10pm Muay Thai
3.45pm I’m Accessible
4.20pm Highland Avenue
4.55pm Your Alternative
5.30pm The Pink Witch
6pm Aria Rose
6.30pm Echo Brava
12.20pm Et Dite
12.50pm Spare Brakes
1.23pm Rightback Atya
2.33pm Fortunate Tenner
3.08pm Micro Handle
3.43pm Direct Fireplace
SUNDAY’S NAP: Look My Manner (Catterick 2.30pm)
McCain weighs up choices for Haydock hero Navajo Move
Merseyside-born coach Donald McCain is weighing up his choices with Navajo Move following victory at Haydock Park final weekend.
The five-year-old, who’s owned by Tim Leslie, is in positive type at current and adopted up a win at Musselburgh by decreasing the colors of twin Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D’Air within the Grade Two The New One Unibet Hurdle on Merseyside final Saturday.
He led from begin to end in heavy floor and landed his largest success.
He’s stated to be over his exertions however Grand Nationwide-winning coach McCain is ready earlier than his subsequent transfer with a visit to Wincanton or Fontwell subsequent month doable stepping stones to Aintree.
He stated: “He’s completely bouncing. He might have run once more this weekend if I’d needed he’s that contemporary.
“I must have a chat with Tim [as to where we go next] however there are two choices; the Kingwell at Wincanton and the Nationwide Spirit at Fontwell. They’re the one two races this facet of Cheltenham he can run in.”
Navajo Move was crushed on his first two begins of the season at Aintree, however was again to his greatest at Musselburgh and McCain has excessive hopes for him.
He added: “We’ve all the time favored him. The disappointing factor was the primary couple of runs, perhaps it was a case of him acclimatising to life within the powerful lane, taking up seasoned older horses.”
One other promising younger hurdler owned by Leslie is Catterick scorer Bareback Jack, who is ready to be entered in Sky Guess Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Competition.
The gelded son of Getaway beat subsequent Ludlow winner Lengthy Keep at Musselburgh in November and scored once more at Catterick initially of the month.
McCain stated: “He goes to Musselburgh subsequent weekend [for the bet365 Scottish Supreme Novices’ Hurdle].
“We would get barely higher floor. His type’s a great distance from adequate of turning up in a Supreme, however we like the way in which he’s doing his job. These early closing races, for those who’re not in it you’ll be able to’t win it and he justified an entry.
“He’s a grand horse, he works nicely and we like him. Clearly subsequent weekend will inform us if we’re pie within the sky or not.”
Bareback Jack is a 40-1 probability with the sponsors for the Sky Guess Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on first day of the Cheltenham Competition.