Our free racing guide returns, and provides you with four things to look out for at Wincanton and Ludlow this afternoon...
1. Classy Capitaine returns at Wincanton
Sent off just 12/1 for the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival back in March, the Paul Nicholls-trained Capitaine returns from a 154-day absence in the 15.45 at Wincanton Races this afternoon. This is his first run since a wind op and comes at a venue where he already has three course wins to his name for the champion trainer.
2. Lethal Lacey teaming up with the champion jockey
Two winners from his last four runners have once again underlined the ability of Herefordshire trainer Tom Lacey. He is especially adept at readying his bumper horses, plus often books Richard Johnson for the ride when he's hoping to deliver the goods. Lo and behold his only runner this afternoon is Hunting Percival in the 16.50 Wincanton, a six runner "newcomers" bumper in which the four time champion jockey takes the ride. Don't say you weren't warned!
Not always the most fluent of jumpers, Marble Moon likes it at Ludlow Races and might be able to produce his best in the 13.15 race at the Shropshire track. This three mile handicap chase sees the Evan Williams-trained seven year old getting weight from all his rivals as he returns to a circuit where he's a course and distance winner. He was also successful when last seen at Bangor in August and was in generally good form through the summer months.
An encouraging 33/1 fourth at Cheltenham's April meeting, it's interesting to see Nico de Boinville booked for Hughie Morrison's Urban Artist in the 15.20 Ludlow. She's his only ride of the day in this early season mares' bumper.