Chepstow Expert Eye: Three horses to back on Wednesday, November 3

Chepstow's card on Wednesday comes under the scrutiny of Planet Sport experts, with three horses flagged up as potential bets.

Scroll down for the reasons behind the selections or click on the horse's names below to go straight to Planet Sport Bet and place your bets.


Good Risk At All (12.30 Chepstow)

Eceparti (1.30 Chepstow)

Brave Kingdom (3.00 Chepstow)

Course characteristics

Left-handed oval, undulating, 1m7f round with 4 1/2f run-in. Races up to 1m on straight course. Tends to extremes of going.

Top trainers with runners

Paul Nicholls has bossed the Welsh track for a good while now and his 45 winners over the last five seasons have come at a very respectable strike rate of 27%.

He runs four this afternoon: Carry On The Magic (12.30), Brewers Project (2.30), Brave Kingdom (3.00) and Don Alvaro (3.00).

Evan Williams' strike rate is just 13% over the same period but his winners tend to be at bigger proces, which explains the £42.45 profit to £1 level-stakes profit yielded from all his runners.

The Vale Of Glamorgan-based handler has six chances this afternoon: Diamon Des Flos (12.30), Lusitanien (1.00), Ballybreen (1.30), Can You Call (2.30), Noter Le (3.00) and Kitaway (3.35).

Top jockeys with rides

Harry Cobden, who rides the bulk of the Nicholls runners, has found the winners' enclosure 32 times over the past five seasons from 131 rides (24%). He is 5-15 here in the current season.

Tom Scudamore and Adam Wedge - 24 and 21 winners respectively - are next in the jockey's table, with the latter boasting a £54.08 profit to £1 level-stakes for all his rides. He's on all bar one of the Williams runners.

12.30 Chepstow - Good Risk At All

Sam Thomas has his string in good nick - last five runners have achieved form figures of 12123 - and he can keep the good run going with Good Risk At All, who looks one of his best prospects for hurdles this season.

The five-year-old did last season what many bumper winners fail to do, that being defying a penalty, and the form of his second success at Newbury in February has been well and truly franked since.

I Like To Move It, who finished a little over two lengths adrift in second, has won both his hurdles start this season, including beating Triumph Hurdle fifth Tritonic at Cheltenham last month, while the third and fifth horses home, Gelino Bello and Might I respectively, have come out this term and won in easy fashion.

That stellar form will be factored into his price of course - bookmakers aren't daft - but it'll be disappointing if he can't get the job done this afternoon. There's bigger prizes to be won with him also, so he's one for your tracker.

Of his rivals, Dan Skelton's Hardkore, who is making his Rules debut, could prove most troublesome if the market speaks in his favour, while Exmoor Express, the winner of a bumper here back in the spring, is also respected.

1.30 Chepstow - Eceparti

Venetia Williams did us a good turn with Hold That Taught, a well-backed winner at Carlisle on Sunday after being flagged up on here, and her Eceparti can hopefully do the same.

The seven-year-old largely struggled over fences last season, albeit he never finished worse than fourth in five outings, and the handicapper has relented as a result, dropping him a further 4lb from his last run to a new mark of 112.

That's far more realistic and, indeed, he is now low 2lb lower than when last successful in November 2019, when he won back-to-races in the space of seven days, the first of those coming over today's course and distance and both times under today's conditional rider, Hugh Nugent.

Probably best caught fresh and likely to have been primed for this contest, which looks absolutely ideal, he's sure to take plenty of beating.

Jonjo O'Neill's Frisco Bay is disputing favouritism but he's 1-13 under Rules, and a bigger threat to the selection may come from recent course and distance winner On Call, who is now 5lb higher.

3.00 Chepstow - Brave Kingdom

Paul Nicholls runs two in the maiden hurdle and, unless the betting tells us otherwise, his Brave Kingdom looks to be the stable number one hope over his other runner, Don Alvaro.

Formerly with Harry Whittington, who trained him to win a Fontwell bumper when last seen out in February, he looks a useful prospect for hurdles this season and can go in at the first time of asking, with today's longer trip sure to suit this ex-Irish pointer.

Interestingly, Gavin Sheehan, who was on board for that bumper success, keeps the ride on him (a rare ride for the stable in fact), and he put this horse up as one to follow this season in a recent interview.

There's some interesting sorts amongst his opponents and they include Dan Skelton's debutant Camdonian, who is bred for this game and has to be respected, especially if coming in for some support.

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