Gary Nutting is backing Venetia Williams to finish her dry spell within the race of the day at Lingfield because the rain comes.
Lingfield Park is the one UK observe to host three completely different disciplines (all-weather, turf Flat and jumps) and Sky Sports activities Racing cameras are again there on Tuesday.
Spotlight of the seven-race jumps card is the Thorley Taverns Intermediate Handicap Chase (3.00), a 0-130 Class Three occasion that has attracted eight declared runners.
The prolonged two-mile-and-seven-furlong contest was gained final yr by Fantastikas, who returned to attain once more in January earlier than ending seventh within the Ultima Handicap Chase on the Cheltenham Competition.
The bottom on the chase observe was described nearly as good (good to delicate locations) yesterday afternoon, however situations might properly ease with heavy rain forecast from round daybreak.
Early betting on the race instructed a decent contest, 4/1 the sector and just one horse accessible at double-figure odds.
Left-handed, undulating and on the sharp facet, Lingfield can nonetheless present a superb take a look at of stamina when the bottom is delicate or heavy.
Of the trainers represented on this race Venetia Williams (Frenchy Du Giant) has the very best course stats over fences with eight wins and a 30 per cent strike-rate within the final three years. By the identical standards, Sam Twiston-Davies (Chinwag) is the primary jockey to notice.
Some promise with out actually dwelling as much as expectations in three begins over fences final season however properly handicapped if he does get his act collectively on this primary run after wind surgical procedure (now 4lb decrease than final profitable mark over hurdles, Class Two occasion Chepstow early final yr).
Gained two of his 5 begins over fences, final seen pulled up (after leaping proper) within the Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Again to inside 3lb of final profitable mark (small-field Plumpton novice) although unproven over this longer journey.
Frenchy Du Giant
Progressive hurdles winner who has recorded two victories and a second from three accomplished outings over fences. Tailed off when falling two out at Sandown final time however that was in significantly better grade and he reappears off aggressive sufficient mark.
Tallow For Coal
Promise all three hurdle begins and took properly to fences final season, profitable twice in six tries. Leaping let him down over course and distance on penultimate begin however handicapper has relented a little bit, leaving him 6lb above final profitable mark.
Older and extra skilled than just a few of those, he wants a career-best from handicapping viewpoint over a visit he is solely tackled as soon as (completed final of 5 at Newbury, finest efforts over shorter).
Comparatively late convert to chasing who gained at Kempton on third try final time. Up 8lb for that nonetheless and all his victories have are available in barely decrease grade.
Runner-up off 3lb decrease mark in final yr’s renewal, profitable subsequent time at Warwick after 2lb drop in scores. Tackled marathon journeys thereafter with blended outcomes (second in massive subject at Plumpton however failed to finish again right here and at Exeter).
Flippantly raced for his age and report reveals he both runs properly or fails to finish. Pulled up twice and unseated solely three chase begins, so bit to show on this return to motion.
The six earlier winners of this race have been aged between 5 and 7, a pattern that appears more likely to proceed except Storm Arising can recapture his finest hurdles type over fences.
Chinwag has but to deal with this journey, which narrows it all the way down to FRENCHY DU LARGE and Tallow For Coal.
Desire is for Venetia Williams’ cost who was giving loads of weight away when second to an in-form improver over course and distance on penultimate begin (Tallow For Coal pulled up after not leaping properly) and is again in the precise type of grade after signing off final season in Class One handicap firm at Sandown.
The coach does properly right here and it is solely a matter of time earlier than she will get off the mark for the season (historically has good report in November).