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Wetherby – 13th October: DOM’S NAP + NB | Wednesday’s 2 Best Bets

Our team’s two best bets for the action at Wetherby on Wednesday afternoon

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2D5XAHK Trainer Dan Skelton (left) with brother, jockey Harry Skelton during day two of the Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
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Phillip Kirby’s charge didn’t fare all that bad on his debut season as a chaser, only finishing out of the places on two occasions from six outings.

Allmankind and Harry Skelton jump the last at Warwick Racecourse
Whoshotthesheriff was no match for Allmankind (pictured) back in April

He was an isolated third at Ayr on his last start but this looks a far easier contest to fare in and he’s off the same mark when he won his Catterick affair in March, this time in handicap company.

Clearly not in the grips of the handicapper, however, he has gone well fresh in the past and makes plenty of appeal as an unexposed type.

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Dan Skelton’s Fame And Glory six-year-old carries some decent form from last season into his first campaign over fences and it’s interesting that he’s thrown straight into a handicap.

Harry Skelton has three rides at Wetherby on Wednesday

His Taunton fourth is particularly strong and suggests that an opening mark of 124 may not overwhelm him with the capable hands of Harry Skelton in the saddle.

Prince Escalus had a run as a chaser under his belt at Market Rasen last month and ranks as chief threat.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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