Christian Williams is a much-loved What A Shout guest and he's back as this week's special guest ahead of Kitty's Light going for Eider Chase glory at Newcastle on Saturday.
Alongside him were host Dave Orton, Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway and bet365's own Pat Cooney as they offer their best betting tips in another jam-packed episode leading into a busy weekend of racing action.
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Welsh handler Christian Williams won both the Eider Chase and the valuable three-mile handicap on the Kempton card on this weekend last year, having appeared on What A Shout the previous day, and he admits to hatching a 'bit of a plan' to try and repeat the trick now.
Kitty's Light was second in the Scottish National last season behind Eider winner Win My Wings and has dropped significantly in the ratings after failing to win this season. He's the 11/4 favourite for the Eider Chase (3.25) at Newcastle.
Win My Wings was a powerful winner of the Eider last spring before beating Kitty's Light into second in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr and Williams feels a similar spring campaign might be ahead now.
"He's a good moving horse, he won't want it too soft but we thought the race might suit him," said the trainer.
"He's got some good options after this as well, including the Scottish National and the bet365 Gold Cup, so hopefully his season is only just gearing up."
Lots of graded action on the card at Kempton on Saturday and they go straight in with the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (1.50) over two miles where Scriptwriter is 7/4 to give trainer Milton Harris successive wins after Knight Salute scored last season.
The smart Flat performer is 2-3 over hurdles so far and looked slightly unlucky not to get the better of previous Grade 2 winner Comfort Zone at Cheltenham last month.
He faces the likes of 7/2 Nusret for Joseph O'Brien, 4/1 Rare Middleton from the Paul Nicholls team and Nicky Henderson's hurdling newcomer Pawapuri at 8/1.
"We're all in trouble if Nusret wins this race," says Graeme Rodway. "He's been absolutely thrashed by Lossiemouth and Blood Destiny and they are the first two in the Triumph Hurdle betting - so if Nusret comes over and wins this, that race is going to Ireland.
"I'd strongly fancy Scriptwriter to beat him. I think he's a better horse than Nusret. It was a good time at Cheltenham last time [when he lost narrowly to Comfort Zone]. I think he'll win."
The Pendil Novices' Chase (2.25) follows at Kempton and Boothill, winner of the Wayward Lad at this track in December and only beaten by Tommy's Oscar since at Doncaster, is 13/8 to win for Harry Fry.
He faces last time out Cheltenham handicap second Datsalrightgino (3/1) for Jamie Snowden, as well as 7/2 Solo for Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson's mare Tweed Skirt at 5/1 in a field of five that is completed by Dan Skelton's 14/1 chance Jay Jay Reilly.
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"If you like your official ratings then he has 9lb and beyond in hand on his rivals," says Pat Cooney. "He brings a good level of form to the table, but he has got a penalty.
"Is he a two-miler or two-and-a-half-miler? The formbook might suggest two miles. Maybe they are trying to [find out] now.
"You've got the penalty and the trip as reasons to oppose him I think, so I will, I think Datsalrightgino brings a good level of form to the table."
Next off at Kempton it's their major three-mile handicap chase (3.00), boasting more than £85k for the winner, and it's a race Dave Orton says 'lots of horses will have as their FA Cup final' given the prizemoney on offer.
Last year's winner Cap Du Nord is 4/1 to repeat for Christian Williams, while Annsam is 11/2 for Evan Williams and the Sam Thomas-trained Our Power is 6/1 on his first start since winning at Ascot in October. He was third in the race last year.
Top-weight will be burdened by 9/1 Frodon, Bryony Frost's partner back to the scene of his greatest win, the 2020 King George and having run third in that Grade 1 on Boxing Day.
"It's a great race," says Graeme Rodway, who is siding with 22/1 chance Jacamar for Milton Harris.
"This horse is really well handicapped on his best form, which came at this course when he won the novice handicap chase last season on Boxing Day.
"He came back to form last Leicester last time. He's going up in trip and he's the sort of horse that [typically] wins this race."
Though Rodway sees the virtues in Kitty's Light for the Eider Chase (3.25) at Newcastle, the Racing Post tipster admits he 'can't be backing him at such a short price' now that he is 11/4 favourite for the four-mile plus test.
Instead he's giving chances to 12/1 Houston Texas for Nicky Richards and 20/1 Young Bull for Harry Whittington, with the former his main chance.
"He finished off his race really weakly last time at this track and I just wonder how ready he was for that race," says Rodway.
"We talked about Christian Williams having a plan for this race, he won't be the only trainer that had a plan for the Eider and I think Nicky Richards certainly will have had this race in mind for Houston Texas.
"It almost looked like a sighter last time, he'll definitely improve for the step up in trip and I think he'll run really well."