Tom Scudamore gives us the lowdown on his weekend rides.
Tom Scudamore gives us the lowdown on his rides this weekend with the Coral ambassador riding last year’s Grand National favourite Cloth Cap at Doncaster, before two rides at Huntingdon on Sunday.
2.20 Doncaster – So Said I
So Said I has a little bit to find at the ratings but she is in a rich vein of form and has won her last two races, at Ludlow and Newbury.
I was on board for the first of those wins and the conditions at Doncaster should suit her really well so we are definitely going with a good each-way chance.
3.30 Doncaster – Cloth Cap
We like to think that Cloth Cap has a very good chance here and that he can bounce back from his last run at Ascot back in December. Prior to that his first two runs of this season had been good and solid and he will be very competitive in this.
As far as I am aware the Grand National remains the plan for him after this race and has been the plan all through the season. Hopefully we can pick up a nice pot here and then go onto Aintree in good form.
4.05 Doncaster – Copper Coin
Copper Coin has disappointed in his last two runs but he is much better than what he has showed there.
He has a very good chance here if back to the form he showed at Uttoxeter back in October on his first run of the season.
His chances are very much dependent on the ground, however, and we won’t want it to be any softer, so fingers crossed for no more rain.
5.15 Doncaster – Kentanddover
Kentanddover is having a first run in the bumper on the card at Doncaster and whilst I don’t know a huge amount about him, I know that the yard think very highly of his potential. Hopefully I can help get his career off to the perfect start.
2.20 Huntingdon – Barnaviddaun
I ride Barnaviddaun at Huntingdon for David Bridgwater on Sunday in a handicap chase. This horse has been threatening to win all season, leading two very good horses when unseating at Leicester back in January.
He was also bang in with a chance when doing the same at Newbury but his confidence will be high now after a clear round last time out and he is also helped by a smaller field here. You wouldn’t write of his chances at all.
5.10 Huntingdon – Kilfilum Woods
Kilfilum Woods was third in a point-to-point in Ireland, only beaten by a length and a half. He has now come over to England to start his career under rules with Paul Webber and that previous run gives us confidence that he can be a very nice horse indeed.
He is one that we have very high hopes for and hopefully that can begin with success on Sunday.
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