AI­DAN COLE­MAN COL­UMN

Top jock­eys best tips for winners at Wetherby

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Icould have taken a cou­ple of rides on out­side hopes at Chel­tenham to­day or go to Wetherby for some de­cent chances. Winners are what it’s all about for me, so I’ll be head­ing up north.

Miles To Mi­lan is a horse I know and like and has a good chance in the En­joy The Jumps On Rac­ing UK Hand­i­cap Chase.

I won on him at Ayr in May on what was his sec­ond start for Olly Mur­phy and first go over fences. He showed a good at­ti­tude that day and he ran well at Chep­stow at the end of last month on what was his sec­ond start back af­ter a break. If he can back that up, then he won’t be far away.

His sta­ble­mate Skandiburg runs in the Big­gest Ever Jumps Sea­son On Rac­ing UK In­tro­duc­tory Hur­dle, on the back of a bumper win at Fak­en­ham last month.

He looks a very nice horse and I think this stiffer track will suit. It’s dif­fi­cult to know what you’re run­ning against given they are all so lightlyany­one raced, but you’d have to think he has a great chance.

I rode Pain Au Choco­lat in the Tri­umph Hur­dle three years ago and we now find our­selves re­united in the En­joy The Jumps on Rac­ing UK Hand­i­cap Chase.

He’s been run­ning well in some de­cent hand­i­caps and I’m hope­ful he will run well but this race looks wide open and of them could seem­ingly win.

Benatar has plenty go­ing for him:

At Chel­tenham, I’d be very keen on Benatar in the big race of the week­end, the BetVic­tor Gold Cup, pro­vided that he set­tles.

He has some top-class form from last sea­son, in­clud­ing when third in the JLT Novices’ Chase at the Fes­ti­val. He reap­peared at New­ton Ab­bot af­ter the sum­mer, when he pulled far too hard, but pre­sum­ably that will have put him spot on for this.

You’d as­sume the fast gal­lop and big field will help him re­lax and if he does, I think he’ll take a lot of beating.

Brain Power is classy cus­tomer:

I am at Chel­tenham to­mor­row when I’ll be really look­ing for­ward to rid­ing Brain Power in the Shloer Chase.

He’s a high-class horse on his day, as his sec­ond in last sea­son’s Arkle in­di­cates, and I wouldn’t read too much into the fact he hasn’t com­pleted on three of his last four starts as I think he is a good jumper in essence; things just haven’t gone his way.

It’s a qual­ity race but this is def­i­nitely his level.

I’m on Mad Jack Myt­ton in the fea­ture race, the Uni­bet Great­wood Hand­i­cap. He’s run some good races around Chel­tenham but he’s 50-1 with the book­ies so it’s a tough ask.

I like the look of Mid­night Shadow, the Scot­tish Cham­pion Hur­dle win­ner.

He had a run at Wetherby last month which will have put him right for this and his pro­file fits this race per­fectly.

Ai­dan is spon­sored by Rac­ing UK, which is of­fer­ing a onemonth free trial to the lead­ing horserac­ing chan­nel – but hurry as there is only a limited num­ber left and the of­fer closes on Mon­day. For more, please visit: www.racin­guk.com/free­trial

Good at­ti­tude: Miles to Mi­lan

Trainer: Olly Mur­phy

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