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The Welsh Grand Nationwide Trial headlines the jumps card at Chepstow (11.55 to three.50) on Saturday, whereas there are additionally all-weather fixtures from Newcastle (3.30 to 7.45) and Wolverhampton (5.00 to eight.30) dwell on Sky Sports activities Racing.

1.37 Chepstow – Two For Gold, Shan Blue and Nassalam conflict

A usually aggressive renewal of the Coral Welsh Grand Nationwide Trial Handicap Chase (1.37) at Chepstow sees Two For Gold headline a subject of 14.

Kim Bailey’s 10-year-old has been a brilliant servant for the yard and, having returned with a stable second at Ascot final month, seems primed for an enormous run underneath David Bass.

Chatting with Sky Sports activities Racing on Thursday, Bailey stated: “I have been very happy with him. He did a very good piece of labor yesterday morning with David Bass so he is in an excellent place to go.

“Carrying high weight in that floor goes to be fairly onerous for him. However he is so restricted on choices now, we have to go and take our probability and hopefully that may put him spot on for the veterans’ remaining [at Sandown] in January. He is a type of extraordinary horses, when he is in a going temper, he is fairly helpful actually.”

Loads of others look to have probabilities too, together with Gary Moore’s Nassalam. Nonetheless solely a six-year-old, he ought to have extra to return over fences and charges an enormous hazard if capable of construct on his latest fourth within the Grand Sefton at Aintree.

One-time Grade One winner Shan Blue is one other to notice as he switches to fences having been pulled up over hurdles at Cheltenham 21 days in the past, whereas twin course and distance winner Pat’s Fancy has each-way claims for Rebecca Curtis.

3.30 Newcastle – Onesmoothsoperator faces Sir Busker

Sir Busker, educated by William Knight and ridden by Callum Shepherd, bids to capitalise on a drop in grade within the Increase Your Acca-Fenwa With BetUK Handicap (3.30) which opens the assembly at Newcastle.

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Sir Busker’s final victory got here in July 2022

Having struggled to land a blow in sample firm this autumn, Sir Busker charges an intriguing contender as he tops the weights dropped into handicap firm for the primary time since 2021.

He faces stiff competitors, nonetheless, as Brian Ellison’s November Handicap winner Onesmoothoperator arrives in nice kind, and, with only a 3lb rise within the weights, may show onerous to beat underneath Ben Robinson.

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Onesmoothoperator (entrance left) and jockey Ben Robinson on their strategy to successful the November Handicap at Newcastle

Felix is one other who was rated a lot larger and shouldn’t be underestimated having proven he retains loads of skill when third to Base Notice at Chelmsford on his return from a break.

William Haggas’ To Catch A Thief scored on his all-weather debut at Wolverhampton and appears the one with probably the most potential as he makes his handicap debut after simply three earlier begins.

7.30 Wolverhampton – Vaguely Royal and Wynter Wildes headline

Wynter Wildes tops a small however choose subject for the At all times Gamble Responsibly With BetUK Handicap (7.30) at Wolverhampton.

The Charlie Fellowes-trained four-year-old produced a career-best to complete third within the Listed River Eden Stakes at Lingfield on her final begin and the same effort ought to see her go shut dropped at school with Mikkel Mortensen claiming 7lb.

John and Thady Gosden’s Vaguely Royal narrowly claimed a Newcastle handicap on his all-weather debut and the only three-year-old within the subject charges the most important hazard if capable of progress once more off a 3lb larger mark.

Of the others, Ian Williams’ Oneforthegutter would possibly recognize the step again in distance to 1m 4f having pale over two furlongs additional at this observe on his final begin.

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