Chepstow’s NAP: THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE | 1:35pm Tom Malone Bloodstock Novices’ Chase | Dom’s Pick
An exciting novice chase to kickstart the winter National Hunt campaign and the vote goes to Paul Nicholls’s son of Shaunto, who was only beaten once over hurdles in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham.
He scored a bloodless Perth success thereafter and should improve in leaps and bounds now tackling fences under Harry Cobden.
The remaining three all have claims, with Fergal O’Brien’s Ask Dillon likely to give the selection most to think about.
NB: HERBIERS | 3:20pm Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow 4-Y-O Hurdle
Oliver Greenall’s ended his 2020/21 season in fine form, winning three of his final four starts, including a valuable handicap at Sandown Park in April.
Still only four, the 8lb raise may not deter him and there looks to be more to come this campaign if able to continue his upward curve.
After a blistering win at this track a year ago, Hell Red looks the main danger.