A typically competitive Midlands National headlines a packed Saturday on Sky Sports Racing with action from Uttoxeter, Fontwell, Newcastle and Wolverhampton.
3.00 Uttoxeter – Guetapan Collonges seems dangerous in the Midlands National
The annual Cheltenham Festival post-Saturday performance, the Boulton Midlands Group Grand National Handicap Chase (3.00) looks like a typically competitive contest with 18 runners lining up for the four-mile, two-furlong marathon event.
Top weight and classiest name in the field goes to Sam Thomas star in Classic Chase I willa former Welsh National winner, who has to sit in 12th under regular jockey Stan Sheppard.
by charlie longsdon Guetapan Collonges he seemed perfectly prepared for this when he followed up a fourth-place effort in the Classic Chase with victory at this track last month over three miles.
by Ben Clarke The galloping bear She rarely seems to run a bad race and comes to this having found Kitty’s Light too good in the Eider Chase.
After another week of dominance at the Cheltenham Festival, Willie Mullins sends two here with the Classic Chase runner-up mr amazing and Cork National winner captain kangaroo.
3.25 Newcastle – Ongoing Hughes Champion and Geryville Away Winner
Champion jockey Brian Hughes rarely visits Newcastle without success and has five rides on the card on Saturday, including the one trained by Micky Hammond. Geryville in it Guinness Nitro Surge Handicap Chase (3.25).
The seven-year-old was a winner over field and distance last March, beating two rivals including the ferry captainwhich is opposed here again.
cash to ashes he will enjoy what will likely be testing conditions, but needs to recover to win for the first time in just over two years.
top weight omar maretti he is also on his way back after disappointing at the Grand National Trial at Haydock last month.
3.12 Fontwell: The latest winners of the Pipe and Fry clash of teams
He Bet online at BetGoodwin Handicap Hurdle (3.12) looks like it could come down to a showdown between the winners of last time monjules and glory hour.
The former, trained by Harry Fry, scored twice over hurdles at Sedgefield before putting behind a disappointing effort at Huntingdon to win over course and distance last month.
David Pipe’s mare Heure De Gloire ran to credit at Newbury on New Year’s Eve before scoring at Leicester in early February.
milton harris Polyphonicformer winner of courses and distances, could be the danger for the top two as he looks to improve on a disappointing effort on Kelso last time out.
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Watch all the races from Uttoxeter, Newcastle, Fontwell and Wolverhampton live on Sky Sports Racing on Saturday March 18.