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Alan King's Sceau Royal Handed Penalty Kick At Chepstow

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A trio of early afternoon jumps cards at Hexham, Chepstow and Warwick and a flat AW one this evening at Kempton make up the quartet of meetings that take place in the U.K.

There’s nothing from Ireland to supplement those and so they're what we get stuck into. We’ve picked out a couple of interesting runners, races, and angles for you below.

Sceau Royal is a Novice on the up and goes in the 14:10 - Highflyer/Million In Mind 4-Y-O & 5-Y-O Novices' Chase down in Warwick this afternoon.

Alan King’s inmate won over course and distance on his seasonal bow and chasing debut before finishing runner-up to the talented North Hill Harvey at Cheltenham since. His only opposition today, San Pedro De Senam, is a useful dual-code performer but will surely be running for the two grand-odd pot for second here, assuming his rival can keep his legs under him.

Those involved with organising today’s meet at Chepstow have managed to stitch together some decent fields and their offering is probably the pick of the three jumps cards.

Talented conditional Mitch Bastyan is 2-4 at the Welsh venue this season and has three nice rides there this afternoon. The pick of them might be Kenyan, who goes in the 16:00 Qioptiq Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Handicap Hurdle. He’s a free-going - if talented - sort but should be involved at the finish assuming Bastyan can get him settled in the early knockings.

Cliff Face goes in the final race of the day, the 19:40 Kempton - 32Red.com Handicap. Sir Mark Prescott’s four-year-old won over course and distance this time last year and has been sliding down the weights since, not having performed great. He’s within four pounds of that winning mark and with blinkers - which should sharpen him up out of the gates - back on and Luke Morris aboard, he might outrun his odds at an each-way price.

Today’s pick from the top of our tipster table goes in the 18:40 British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes on the Polytrack down in Surrey, too.

This Listed event has no shortage of quality and there’s no shortage of realistic contenders among the thirteen participants. Accidental Agent rarely runs a bad race and was a fine second on his last try in a Listed event and notched a win and, later, a fourth in big-field handicaps at Ascot.

He won over 7f on his only previous visit here and can go well here again stepped up to a mile with an inside draw. You can find the selections of our other tipsters for today over on our Naps table, here.

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