Plenty to get excited about over in the USA as they unwind from their election week with the Breeders Cup meeting at Keeneland. My focus is on the domestic action however.
First up, Paul Nicholls always targets plenty of runners at Wincanton and I like the look of EGLANTINE DU SEUIL (13/2 Bet365, Paddy Power & BetVictor) in the 1.50. This former Willie Mullins trained runner has been plying her trade at a fair level since beating Concertista in the Mares’ Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival in 2019. Her last start for Mullins was at this year’s festival where she was a respectable 11th of 25 in the Coral Cup. This is shallower company and she races off a 2lb lower mark. Nicholls will be keen to make a mark with these ex-Mullins horses and she can give a fair account with 13/2 looking long.
Up at Doncaster in the 1.30 BRANDO (100/30 generally) may not be quite the force of old but was back to something like his old self when second in the Champions Sprint last time and it could be that he has run into a vein of form. He was beaten by one of tomorrow’s rivals, Dakota Gold, prior to that but enjoys a 5lb pull with that rival here and looks a fair bet at 100/30.
Finally, EUCHEN GLEN (8/1 generally) has been so impressive on his last two starts that he is hard to get away from in the November Handicap (Doncaster 3.15). He’s really come to himself this autumn and his last two efforts, winning two Group 3 races, have been career bests. A repeat of those runs here would make him extremely hard to beat and the 8/1 looks generous. The three year olds Eagle Court and Kingbrook could be the biggest dangers.