Badger Beers Silver Trophy Handicap Chase 2019 Analysis
15:35 at Wincanton on 9th November
This class 1 handicap chase is run over 3 miles 1 furlong and 30 yards and the last five winners have been aged either 6, 7, or 8. No winner has defied a rating higher than 144 but last year’s winner defied that rating carrying top-weight of 11-12. Four of the last five winners had also had a recent prep run, but last year’s winner didn’t. Paul Nicholls has trained four of the last eight winners.
There are some grand old servants in this year’s renewal, but this does tend to go to a younger horse. That’s why it could be worth benching Whisper, Rock The Kasbah, Royal Vacation, The Young Master, Give Me A Copper, and Walk In The Mill.
Present Man is harder to bench, as he’s bidding for a hat-trick in the race, but he’s also now on a mark of 148. Cobra De Mai also misses the shortlist as he’s rated 150.
Just A Sting hasn’t had a prep run, whilst the likes of Wicked Willy, Soupy Soups, Sumkindofking, and Beau Du Brizais are up in class.