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Wetherby – 30th October: DOM’S NAP + NB | Saturday’s 2 Best Bets

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

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Shan Blue ridden by Harry Skelton clears the last before going on to win the bet365 Novices' Chase at Wetherby Racecourse.
Wetherby’s NAP: SHAN BLUE | 3:05pm bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (Grade 2) | Dom’s Pick
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Cyrname was an impressive winner of this contest last campaign but he looks short enough given what he now has to prove after being pulled up on his last two starts.

2D5XAHK Trainer Dan Skelton (left) with brother, jockey Harry Skelton during day two of the Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
Dan Skelton (right) has ten runners at Wetherby on Saturday afternoon

Therefore, Dan Skelton’s gelding, who gets 3lb off the aforementioned Paul Nicholls representative, looks the one to be on given that he won at this track on two occasions as a novice last year.

The undulations of Sandown Park and Cheltenham clearly haven’t suited but the return to a flat course should be right up his street, with the step back up to three miles no concern having won the Kauto Star in December.

NB: THOMAS DARBY | 2:30pm bet365 Hurdle (Grade 2)

The admirable Paisley Park will have his merry band of followers on his seasonal debut here and he clearly stands out on ratings under Aidan Coleman, but Olly Murphy’s son of Beneficial ran a cracker on his first effort over this trip at Aintree in April.

2AR1AEC Paisley Park ridden by Aidan Coleman before the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.
2019 Stayers’ Hurdle hero Paisley Park features in Saturday’s racing

He was well clear of Indefatigable that day and left the impression that he can be a live contender in this division this campaign, with Sean Bowen doing the steering on this occasion.

Warren Chase are now back amongst the winners and look to hold strong claims here.

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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