November 27 Racing tips and odds: Fiddlerontheroof to strike a tune in the Ladbrokes Trophy

The Newbury Winter Festival is in full swing and Planet Sport tipster Pete Farries has some top picks to warm the cockles at the Berkshire track on Saturday, November 27.

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Flash Collonges (12.40 Newbury)

Fiddlerontheroof (15.00 Newbury)

Numitor (15.35 Newbury)


We start with an outsider for the boss Paul Nicholls. You can never discount Nicholls, especially so in a small runner field.

12.40 Newbury - Flash Collonges

Pete is pitching in for a Paul Nicholls outsider who is chasing a hat-trick on his reappareance.

The six-year-old tackles fences for the first time but won nicely at Wincanton and Kelso over hurdles.

Harry Cobden gets the leg up as usual and the following represents a small portion of why Pete is expecting a flashy showing at Newbury.

"I am going to go with Flash Collonges for Paul Nicholls. Was a very good winner at Kelso last time around, won comfortably by six and half lengths, did wander, did potter a little bit towards the line, I'm sure Paul Nicholls would have dealt with that in the interim.

But I think the focus should still be there this time and Flash Collonges should get the win, I've just been consistently impressed by the gelding."

15.00 Newbury - Fiddlerontheroof

In the big one, Pete isn't scared of taking on Henry De Bromhead's favourite Eklat De Rire.

He fancies Colin Tizzard's Fiddlerontheroof, a seven-year-old who looks made for graded races like the Ladbrokes Trophy.

The seven-year-old kept on well to win at Carlisle last time out and with Brendan Powell up top looks to have a good chance at a price.

Here's a snapshot of why Pete believes Fiddlerontheroof can stay on pitch at Newbury.

"Fiddlerontheroof is a Grade 1 winner and, of course, was brilliant back in March at Cheltenham as well, gave absolutely everything in the pocket to try and charge down Monkfish who, of course, went on to win the Brown Advisory.

But I do think Fiddlerontheroof is way too big…is a brilliant, brilliant horse and in what I think is quite an open race should get to the front, should keep the front, which is what you need to do and should, I think, get the win.

Elsewhere. Kitty's Light could make for an interesting each-way proposition, was really impressed in the performance at Wetherby last time around and at the price could provide good each-way value."

15.35 Newbury - Numitor

Pete goes with a further outsider in the lucky last in the form of Heather Main's Numitor.

Numitor won well at Wetherby last time out, prevailing by three and three quarter lengths from Ballyvic Boru.

Tom Scudamore takes the reins and here is a segment of why Pete believes that Numitor is ready for the step up at Newbury.

"Now hasn't really run brilliantly at Class 2 previously, only had the one attempt, finished mid-pack and didn't really do a great deal but was really, really impressive in that win last time around.

Ran superbly, made all, got it done and I was genuinely really impressed by Numitor in that race. Therefore, I'm going to take each-way in this one. I just thought that run last time was way way too good to then come into this one, albeit in a higher class, at the current price."

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