Wincanton 3.35 (Badger Ales Trophy) tips – Buck’s can land the beer money

Wincanton 3.35 (Badger Ales Trophy) tips - Buck's can land the beer money

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Betting Tip: @ Captain Buck's @ 11/1 with williamhill

A big field of 16 but a sub-standard one compared to last year given that the returning winner, Present Man, who carried 10st 9lb to victory and is now just 2lb higher after his form tailed off afterwards, has been allocated top weight of 11st 12lb. With Bryony Frost renewing the partnership and claiming 3lb off, the now eight-year-old must have every chance of a repeat and especially as he’s an early season type (5-8 in October and November) and clearly loves this track (three wins and three seconds from nine starts here).

But he’s not the only Paul Nicholls-trained with a chance and given the stable record – Nicholls has won it eight times, four in the last decade – it’s worth considering stablemates El Bandit and CAPTAIN BUCK’S. It would be some training feat if the former were to prevail as he’s been off since winning a novice on his chase debut at Warwick in May 2017 and his lack of experience might just find him out.

That can’t be said of Captain Buck’s, who has had eight tries over fences without winning, albeit he’s run well in defeat on several occasions, including when a staying on third over track and trip last time. He enjoys a 10lb pull with the winner Aunty Ann for the one and a half lengths he was beaten and, with today’s race promising to be more of a stamina test, he might just prove good enough off his low weight of 10st 6lb and with Daryl Jacob taking the reigns for the first time. He’s an each-way price too at Hills’ 11/1, though a saver on Present Man (11/2) is recommended.

Betting Tip: @ Captain Buck's @ 11/1 with williamhill

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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