It's Cheltenham Trials Day on Saturday and the What A Shout team are looking ahead to a cracking nine-race card from Prestbury Park.
Host Dave Orton, Racing Post tipster Robbie Wilders and our very own Pat Cooney cover the big races from Cheltenham as well as looking at Doncaster, while trainer Jamie Snowden joins What A Shout to give us the latest news on his stable stars and an update on his potential runners this weekend.
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Lambourn trainer Jamie Snowden was the special guest on What A Shout as he joined Dave Orton for a chat about the season so far and his aspirations for the coming weekend and the remainder of the campaign.
Dave began with a question on the mare You Wear It Well, last spotted finishing second behind very impressive Challow Novices' Hurdle winner Hermes Allen just before New Year.
"She ran a cracker, obviously she won a bumper and a couple of novice hurdles before that fairly easily, she's pretty unexposed. It was her first time stepping up in trip and she was a little bit keen early on," said the trainer.
"She saw the race out well and it was a long way back to the third horse and everyone thinks Hermes Allen is the next coming, so she's a nice mare to look forward to.
You Wear It Well is 14/1 for the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on 16th March and the trainer confirmed that's one of her options at the Festival.
Up at Doncaster on Saturday afternoon, Snowden's 5/2 chance Ga Law will attempt to follow up November's big win around Cheltenham when he contests a three-mile handicap chase on Town Moor at 3.15.
It's another big pot, with nearly £57,000 to the winner, and the seven-year-old is rated 8lb higher now tackling this new trip.
"Obviously winning [at Cheltenham] was the aim this season. He came back after a year and a half on the sidelines. He was a very decent novice chaser before that," Snowden revealed.
"He was always going to have a bit of break after that [November win] and he won that through stamina, and we were very keen to go up in trip. Three-miles around Doncaster should suit him.
"We'll find out tomorrow if he's a graded horse in a handicap or not."
Cheltenham's Trials Day card is a bumper nine-race offering with the Clarence House Chase (1.20) carried over from last weekend's abandoned meeting at Ascot.
The Grade 1 has maintained its two star names, with 1/2 Champion Chaser Energumene locking horns against 15/8 Arkle scorer Edwardstone back on a track they both have happy memories at.
Robbie Wilders feels Energumene is the likely winner, but is happy to play away from the Win/Each Way market in this six-runner Grade 1 contest.
"We do have plenty pace on. I'm trying to look for a bet here – I think Energumene will probably win, but I don't want to advise backing him at 1/2.
"I think Amarillo Sky without Energumene and Edwardstone. I don't think Editeur Du Gite is really that much better than Amarillo Sky."
Pat Cooney suggests raceday markets will include betting without the big pair, while Joe Tizzard's Amarillo Sky is 66/1 to stun his Clarence House rivals.
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The Cotswold Chase (2.25) at Cheltenham is a recognised Gold Cup trial and this year it has two leading contenders for the Blue Riband in Dan Skelton's Protektorat, 13/8 here, and Emmet Mullins' Aintree Grand National winner Noble Yeats – 2/1 to follow last month's Grade 2 Many Clouds win with another statement effort.
Pat Cooney feels Protektorat is well-placed for Dan and Harry Skelton 10 weeks on from his Grade 1 win around Haydock, given that he goes well fresh and was third in the Gold Cup here last March.
"I keep coming back to Protektorat on the basis he's the best horse in the race, keep it nice and simple – but it won't be easy," says Pat, who also gives a nod to 12/1 Dusart for Nicky Henderson.
Robbie Wilders admits he's very much 'in synch' with Pat's assessment of the Grade 2 Cheltenham race and outlines why he thinks Nicky Henderson's Dusart is a player.
"I think he's been forgotten about because he sort of flopped on his comeback in a handicap hurdle. He was carrying 12st that day and it was his seasonal reappearance and first start after wind surgery.
"This is going to be more his cup of tea and he's getting 6lb from the big guns. Protektorat is the most likely winner, but Dusart might be a bit of value and bet365 are offering 10/1 each-way three places with just six runners. I like that."
Paisley Park is 5/4 to win a fourth Cleeve Hurdle (3.00) on the back of his Boxing Day Long Walk success at Kempton. Emma Lavelle's stable star is an 11-year-old now but showed no signs of age at Christmas.
Dashel Drasher has good staying chase form behind Noble Yeats this season and was second to Marie's Rock in the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham on New Year's Day over a trip shorter than ideal – he's a 10/3 chance for this.
Gelino Bello comes off the back of a fall over fences, while the Skelton's have Molly Ollys Wishes and Gary Moore relies on Botox Has.
Once more, Robbie Wilders has a confident selection in the race as he takes on Paisley Park.
"I put Dashel Drasher up at the start of the week at 9/2," says the Racing Post Ante-Postman.
"I think he will definitely be in the first three. He's one of my favourite horses around. He always seems to be underestimated in the market. He's so consistent and he just keeps digging in.
"There was some good horses in behind him in that Relkeel. And I think he needs this three-miles now. Paisley Park has to give him 6lb and I don't know if he will be able to reel him in late on."