ITV Racing Preview: Can Sceau Royal claim Elite Hurdle again?
We take a look at the best of Saturday’s races
The ITV cameras are back on the road, capturing the best of the weekend’s racing action.
There are eight races to look forward to from Wincanton, Doncaster and Aintree.
And ahead of the action, we’ve taken a look at the key runners and riders to keep an eye on.
13:50 The Richard Barber Memorial Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race
14:25 The ‘Rising Stars’ Novices’ Steeple Chase
15:00 The Elite Hurdle Race
15:35 The Badger Beers Silver Trophy Handicap Steeple Chase
13:30 The Wentworth Stakes
14:05 The British EBF Gillies Fillies’ Stakes
15:15 The November Handicap Stakes
14:40 Best Odds Guaranteed Hurdle
After winning this race in 2016, Sceau Royal is looking to repeat history and is expected to head the betting. Daryl Jacob’s ride won the Welsh Champion Hurdle handicap at Ffos Las when returning three weeks ago.
The likeliest competition to Sceau Royal should be Solo, who impressed when winning the Adonis at Kempton back in February. He will be looking to bounce back after a relatively disappointing showing in the Triumph.
Elsewhere, Master Debonair is looking to make an impression in his second season. The six-year-old won twice over two miles at Ascot last season.
All eyes will be on Sam Cooke, who has looked strong in his two outings this season following a 14-month absence. The four-year-old impressed on soft ground at Chester last year.
Meanwhile, Kingbrook will fancy his chances despite a 6lb penalty. The three-year-old won a 12f handicap at Newmarket last time out.
Eagle Court secured a third win in five races this year after success in a muddy 10f handicap at Nottingham. Cam Hardie’s ride is yet to face a 12f contest so could be a contender despite a penalty.
Danny Whizzbang makes a first start since February after an operation and will be looking to continue his strong record after a winning chase debut at Newbury last term. Trainer Paul Nicholls has won the last three renewals.
He could face stiff competition from Present Man, who won this race in 2017 and 2018. He struggled when looking to make it a hat-trick last year but could improve under Bryony Frost.
Potterman could also be a contender after following a first win at Market Rasen in August with second place at Chepstow last time out.
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