Pericoloso can overcome rival Flying Award
IT may well be a case of saving the best until last as Pericoloso appears to have a great chance of landing the Connolly's Red Mills Handicap Chase, which closes the six-race card at Wincanton.
Jeremy Scott's seven-year-old chased home Flying Award at Exeter last time and there is every reason to believe he can reverse form on this occasion as the pair meet again on revised terms as far as handicapping is concerned. The Scott horses have held their form pretty well during the inclement weather conditions and Pericoloso might well be better suited to Wincanton's easier course than the undulations of Haldon Hill.
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls, pictured, rarely leaves his local course without a winner or two in the bag and Michel Le Bon could take some stopping in the Carolyn Brown Celebration Veterans' Handicap Chase.
The ten-year-old did not appreciate the stamina test of the Welsh National earlier this month in very testing ground, but had previously chased home The Package at this course and that form means he will take all the beating in this company.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Nicholls also saddles Bury Parade in the opening Elite Racing Club Novices' Limited Handicap and he will be hopeful the horse can make up for a disappointing show at Newbury, where he was sent off a well-fancied favourite. That was the seven-year-old's first outing for the Manor Farm stable's team and he should give a better account of himself as he might well have be more accustomed to his new training regime. Before joining Nicholls, Bury Parade had won at Carlisle and then changed hands for £100,000 at the Cheltenham sales in December. Connections will be looking to see some of that purchase price coming back their way.
Politeo might be the answer to grabbing some beer money in the Grolsch Handicap Chase as Nick Williams's horses appear to have emerged from the big freeze in cracking form. The seven-year-old has given the distinct impression that three miles was too far on his last two outings, so the step back to two miles and five furlongs here should suit.