There’s some really good Jumps action this weekend at Wincanton and Aintree, while there’s the ultra-competitive November Handicap at Doncaster on the Flat too.

Our man Nick Luck has cast his eye over the best of it for us.


CHTIBELLO can win the William Hill sponsored feature hurdle at Aintree (2.40pm) at 3/1. There are any number of possibilities here, but the selection has run very well fresh, has won off the back of wind surgery before, and arguably posted a career best at this track over this trip when third to Supasundae in the Aintree Hurdle two seasons ago.


IT’S PROBABLY ME could continue the excellent run of Henry Daly and Richard Patrick by making the most of significant weight concessions in the Richard Barber Memorial (1.50pm). Progressive last season, she has actually been dropped a pound in the interim and, on her very useful bumper form with Vegas Blue, could yet improve further for better ground at 9/1.

SOLO can confirm himself the smart horse that he looked at Kempton last year by winning the Elite Hurdle (3.00pm), for all that giving three pounds to Sceau Royal will be far from straightforward. The Triumph Hurdle was all too much for him on unsuitably soft ground, but he had tried to pack a lot into a short period of time, and the break should have brought him on. Paul Nicholls’ charge is a 9/4 chance.

There could be more big chase success for Nicholls with MY WAY in the Badger Ales (3.35pm) at 9/1. I thought he was one of the best handicapped horses in training last year, and it looked that way when running at Plumpton, only to take a crashing fall. I’m not sure his confidence ever recovered, but he had a nice boost over hurdles at Stratford recently, and I’m hoping he can prove he still has a few pounds in hand, particularly with the excellent Bryan Carver taking five off.


EUCHEN GLEN (7/1) can continue his remarkable recent run by winning the November Handicap (3.15pm) off a huge weight. He is in irresistible form, clearly loves a strongly run race at this trip in deep ground and is really not badly treated on his last two wins. He is drawn wide, but most of the principals are, and he should get another good draft into the race. Surrey Pride appeals as a likely danger at 12/1.

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