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Dan Skelton previews Boxing Day runners

| 23.12.2021

Ladbrokes ambassador Dan Skelton has 10 horses running over three courses on Boxing Day and he gives us the lowdown on their prospects at Wetherby, Market Rasen and Huntingdon.

Wetherby 12.27 – Galia Des Liteaux

Harry will be at Wetherby for us and he starts off on Galia Des Liteaux. She is definitely a future chaser. She is a nice mare for this race, and we do like her at home. I think she will go well and soft ground should suit.

Wetherby 1.35 – Jersey

This trip around this track is ideal for him and I think he is a horse that will win plenty of races and ultimately be a chaser as well.

Wetherby 2.10 – Debece

Debece runs in the Rowland Meyrick and I would have to give him an ew chance. On paper this looks like the best renewal that there has been for a long time.

He is in good form and he is ready to get back out there. He has held some good form in the past and I think the track will be good for him.

Wetherby 2.45 – Unexpected Party

Unexpected Party, Dan Skelton

After being second at Cheltenham last time, I think this track really plays to his strengths. He won here back in the season. It is getting harder because his handicap mark is going up but I am expecting a good run.

Market Rasen 12.30 – Lydford

Bridget Andrews represents us at Market Rasen and Lydford has a big chance in this Novices’ Hurdle. The track should suit him and hopefully we don’t see bundles of rain.

Market Rasen 1.05 – Tokay Dokey

I think this is a nice race for Tokey Dokey. He is a little bit better going right-handed perhaps. The form of his last race is very strong where he was second behind Brave Seasca

Market Rasen 1.40 – Seven No Trumps

The trip here is perfect for him. He won last time and has to contend with a rise in weights but hopefully he can do well. It is only his second start over fences.

Market Rasen 2.50 – Ashoka

He has been out of sorts. His owners are going racing on the same card so we had him entered in a few different places and we thought we would go here. I suppose the trip does suit him but the form just hasn’t been there recently.

Huntingdon 1.47 – Whispering Gypsy

Whispering Gypsy is in a very competitive looking handicap hurdle. I thought the race would cut up but it hasn’t at all. After running in a very deep race the last day, I would give it an each-way chance.

Huntingdon – 3.32 – Watashock

Watashock runs in the bumper. He ran really nicely up at Newcastle on his first start for us. I think this is a horse who will win us plenty of races.

He is a horse with plenty of speed. If we can get him to relax as early as possible, that will give him the best chance.

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Warren Barner