The relentless rain has put paid to today’s big meeting at Chepstow, which would have featured the Welsh Grand National. So our resident tipster is off to Wetherby for his latest selection.
Thursday December 27
Wetherby 2.55 WIN
Britain’s racecourses are awash with rain. Everywhere you look, there is heavy ground, so it’s probably best to play safe after yesterday’s near miss. Tim Vaughan’s exciting, young chaser owned by JP McManus, must carry a 5lb penalty for an impressive victory on his fencing debut at this track in November. But against moderate opposition, it should not inconvenience him. Even in defeat last time, the six-year-old underlined his potential, travelling extremely well and jumping with expert economy.
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TIP OF THE DAY IS SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).