Paul Nicholls’ talented chaser Silviniaco Conti chases a second Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby today

Connections of the King George winner Silviniaco Conti will hope to get his season of to a winning start in the Charlie Hall Chase before aiming at the big steeplechase prizes this year. A winner of the Charlie Hall back in 2012, he looks well placed again to take the valuable race. In his way will be the up and coming Taquin De Seuil and an old rival The Giant Bolster. However, it is likely that he will have too much class and experience for Taquin De Seuil and The Giant Bolster usually is better in the spring.

CROCKFORD’S DEAD CERT – SILVINIACO CONTI (WETHERBY 3.15)

The best that the mighty Nicholls stable has in its ranks of chasers. If on song this chaser is almost unbeatable, expect him to claim his second Charlie Hall Chase.

CROCKFORD’S WHISPER – CLARET CLOAK e/w (ASCOT 2.30)

Talented horse whose stable is often at its best this time of year. He should come on from his run at Cheltenham and certainly could challenge for a place.

ARCHER’S SELECTION – AIR PILOT (NEWMARKET 2.35)

Archer would have noticed the ease with which this horse has won some of his races. He may well have finished behind one of his rivals today last time but Archer would have known that he has the potential to do better.

Crockford’s Gambles on Saturday 1 November 2014:

Ascot – Padre Tito (12.40),Claret Cloak (2.30), Dawalan e/w and Ted Spread e/w (3.00), Le Bec and Gevrey Chambertin e/w (3.35)

Wetherby – Ardmay e/w (12.55), Solar Impulse (1.30), At Fishers Cross (2.40) and Silviniaco Conti (3.15)

Newmarket – Rotherwick (12.50), Bancnuanaheirann e/w (2.00), Air Pilot (2.35),  Bronze Angel and Ocean Tempest e/w (3.10)

Down Royal – Empire Levant e/w (1.55), Boston Bob (2.30) and Don Cossack (3.05)

Ayr – Sublime Talent (1.40) and Definite Dream (3.25)

(Featured Photograph – Silviniaco Conti at Newbury by Stuart Rice)

 

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