Diary: November 28 2015

The main event tomorrow is the Hennessy Gold Cup, the 3.00 at Newbury. 8 of the last 10 winners have carried more than 11 stone. Two that fit that category this year are Saphir du Rheu and The Druids Nephew. The former was runner up in the World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and went on to win a Grade 1 novice chase at Aintree. The Druid’s Nephew won a competitive handicap at the Cheltenham Festival last season and was running a big race in the Grand National before falling in slightly unlucky fashion. Of those further down the weights I will give a mention to Ned Stark, a winner at this meeting last year who also won a decent race at Wetherby. He has already run this season, at Ascot, and that should put his right for tomorrow.

Saphir du Rheu is the selection with the other two mentioned next best. Smad Place who was 5th last season is another to consider.

1.15 La Vaticane is my other Newbury selection.

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