Channel 4 take their coverage to Wincanton this afternoon and we will be looking at their first televised race.
The continued rain at the Somerset course will steadily turn the ground to soft. Whilst many trainers have been waiting for ease in the ground, it may have eased too far for some.
2.05 Wincanton Badger Ales Trophy (Handicap Chase) (Listed Race)
Tom George has two entered: Forgotten Gold and A Good Skin. It is the latter that attracts my interest. A Good Skin ran a promising race on his reappearance at Cheltenham. He was keen early on in that race and was given an easy time after making a mistake two out.
The 6yo finished last season strongly and showed adaptability with April victories at both Ludlow in soft ground and then on good going at Cheltenham.
He strikes me as a horse with the potential to handle this step up in class and in a highly competitive affair I expect him to run well. Currently around 12/1.
Final day of the flat season today and one of my noted horses runs in the November Handicap. Barwick ran well at Ascot shortly after joining the Ian Williams yard. The noted horses shortlist has had plenty of good winners throughout the flat season, including both the English and Irish Derby winners plus big odds success at Royal Ascot. If Barwick gets his head in front today, he will be the biggest priced winner of them all.
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