Chepstow Saturday Preview
14:10 - No Bet
14:45 - Highest Sunset
Highest Sunset gets us underway at Chepstow on Saturday in the second race of the day and this Colin Tizzard trained gelding looks a bright prospect.
Last season he showed off plenty of ability at the back end of the season when going on to win his second to last start over course and distance at Chepstow.
The last time he was seen on the track was in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham festival where he was overwhelmed and now getting back to a smaller field could see him at his best.
15:20 - Lil Rockerfeller
The Native River Handicap Chase sees many decent jumps horses take to the track to start their season up and Neil King's Lil Rockerfeller is always known for running a big race.
The eight year old gelding is proven at three miles and although back in a chasing sphere should handle the competition on show having ran in better races.
He ran at Southwell back in August finishing third of seven and having that prep run leading into this should see him go well again.
15:55 - Reserve Tank
The Listed Novice Chase is the next race on the card and it has seen the contest fall apart with only three runners heading to post and the stand out entry is Reserve Tank.
This five year old for Colin Tizzard has won his last four hurdle contest including two Grade One events at Aintree and Punchestown at the back end of last season.
He now starts his chase career and looks to have a big future in the sport and now with just two other rivals should hose up in this field.
16:30 - Greaneteen
The Grade Three Silver Handicap Hurdle sees a huge field go to post and we have gone with the most inform horse heading into the contest with Greaneteen.
The five year old gelding goes for Paul Nicholls and has won two out of his last three novice/maiden hurdle contests and if being fresh from a fairly long time off the track he should be in the mix.
Soft ground will be no bother to Greaneteen having last time out won with cut in the ground and although he will need to step up on Handicap debut he looks a big improver for this season.
17:05 - Charbel
The final selection from us at Chepstow on Saturday comes in the Class 2 Handicap Chase and last years winner Charbel will take all the beating again.
He is back on a very workable mark for his seasonal debut and he is proven at this track , on this ground and over this distance so has no excuses.
He is only three pounds higher then his win in this race last season and two pounds lower than his win in the Grade Two Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon.