Friday, November 04, 2016

A selection for the Badger Ales Trophy

Really pushed for time...

The Young Master returns to Wincanton for the first time following his 'victory' in this race two years ago - a race he wasn't actually qualified to run in; trainer Neil Mulholland also saddles Carole's Destrier and Fingerontheswitch at the bottom of the handicap.

Paul Nicholls has declared two - Present Man and Southfield Theatre.

In the bet365Gold Cup at Sandown in April The Young Master beat Southfield Theatre (fourth) and stablemate Carole's Destrier (eleventh).

In the past ten years the market has proved a reasonable guide. I'm looking for a reasonable each-way chance and Alan King's course and distance winner Ziga Boy fits the bill. The grey will handle the ground and was the subject of  a decent write-up in King's Stable Tour in the Weekender.

At 16/1 in places Ziga Boy is the each-way selection.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Selection Ziga Boy was withdrawn.

Southfield Theatre (11/8f) held a narrow advantage over Gentleman Jon (9/1) coming to the last but the favourite fell at the final obstacle handing the race to his Colin Tizzard's charge.