Oddschecker tips for every race at Wincanton on Saturday.
Paul Nicholls has won this race three times in the last four years (his odds-on runner fell last year) and GRAND SANCY looks poised to enhance to those statistics. An impressive winner at Chepstow on his reappearance before finding a smart Olly Murphy-trained gelding too good at Kempton last time, there was no shame in that run and he can return to winning ways here. Shiroccan Roll showed promise when second at Worcester last time, while Melchior King can prove best of the remainder.Prediction : 1st Grand Sancy 2nd Shiroccan Roll 3rd Melchior King
Capeland doesn't look the most resolute in a finish but any further rain would boost his prospects, while Buster Thomas appeared a little ring-rusty at Market Rasen back in September but is likely to have benefitted greatly from that outing. Ballinure needs to bounce back after failing to beat a rival home at Newton Abbot last time and this can go to FORTH BRIDGE, who just bumped into some promising types at Uttoxeter last time but travelled well and should enjoy this slight drop in distance.Prediction : 1st Forth Bridge 2nd Capeland 3rd Ballinure
Little Miss Poet is a capable type on her day but wouldn't want any further rain to arrive, while Miss Crick is consistent but might just lack a class edge in a field containing as much depth as this. If You Say Run is a course winner and her second at Sandown in February probably sets the form standard, but she was pulled up when last seen at Newbury. Aine O'Connor has built up a good relationship with LITTERALE CI this year and, having seen the form of their Newton Abbot success off 6lb lower boosted by the fourth scoring since, the pair can give Harry Fry a third win in this contest since 2013.Prediction : 1st Litterale Ci 2nd If You Say Run 3rd Little Miss Poet
BAGS GROOVE clearly benefitted from his debut experience over fences when accounting for a 142-rated hurdler in a novice chase at Ffos Las last month. That performance suggests that Harry Fry's gelding has a bright future over the larger obstacles and he has to be given the utmost respect. Secret Investor returned from his summer break with a victory in a Grade 2 novices' hurdle at Chepstow and this former winning pointer is an obvious threat to the selection. The rest only have minor claims but Majestic Moll is the pick of them. Prediction : 1st Bags Groove 2nd Secret Investor 3rd Majestic Moll
IF THE CAP FITS created a very impression when winning three novice hurdles last season and he can take this contest on his way to bigger targets later in the season. We Have A Dream is another who had a successful campaign last time around, which includes a Grade 1 victory at Aintree in April. The penalty he has to carry for that success is a concern but he is the biggest threat to the selection. Verdana Blue has had the benefit of a recent run but she still needs to improve to be successful today, while Redicean completes the shortlist. Prediction : 1st If The Cap Fits 2nd We Have A Dream 3rd Verdana Blue
Paul Nicholls has won four of the last 10 renewals of this race and his defending champion PRESENT MAN has a standout chance of making it back-to-back victories in the feature contest at the venue off a mark just 2lb higher than last season, and on ground which should suit. Stablemate El Bandit is interesting making his first start since romping to victory in a Warwick novice chase back in the summer of 2017 and the Grade 2-winning hurdler, along with Captain Buck's, who had a nice sighter of the course and distance last month, makes this a formidable Ditcheat line-up. Aunty Ann was successful in that aforementioned race over track and trip and appears the pick of Charlie Longsdon's duo, while Bigbadjohn thrived here last time and a 2lb rise shouldn't hinder him too much as he's seemingly loving life now with Nigel Twiston-Davies. Prediction : 1st Present Man 2nd El Bandit 3rd Bigbadjohn
Harry Fry took this last season with a winner who went on to land the valuable sales bumper at Newbury in the spring and he unleashes his Jeremy gelding Jeremiah James, who is a half-brother to five-time winner House Rules, this time around. Philip Hobbs saddles two and it is interesting Richard Johnson has chosen to ride the unraced Espion, who requires a market check, while Supreme Soviet is another newcomer to note having cost 40,000 euros and being a half-brother to the useful duo Slate House and Touch Kick. However, Paul Nicholls has a stellar record in this contest run at one of his local tracks and it would be no surprise to see his 125,000-euro purchase FLIC OU VOYOU leave his disappointing Fontwell debut in the past following a summer wind operation. Prediction : 1st Flic Ou Voyou 2nd Supreme Soviet 3rd Jeremiah James