The horseracing week ahead

We could see a number of star horses making there seasonal reappearance over the coming days including Coral Cup winner Langer Dan and Irish Hill, following wind surgery over the summer, in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Kempton this afternoon. Later on in the week Shan Blue is being aimed at the Paul Ferguson Jumpers To Follow Handicap Chase on Wednesday at Bangor. The big meeting this week is Cheltenham's November meeting which kicks off on Friday with Countryside Day and the usual mix of competitive handicaps. The Paddy Power Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the early jumps season and it looks likely that Turners Novices' Chase winner Stage Star will be running for Paul Nicholls on Saturday. On the Sunday four-time Grade One winner Jonbon is expected to make his reappearance in the Grade Two Shloer Chase with Arkle winner Edwardstone and last years winner Nube Negra also possible runners.   

On the All-Weather Lingfield hosts two decent races on Saturday in the shape of the 1m2f Listed Churchill Stakes and 6f Golden Rose Stakes often informative races with the All-Weather Championshops in mind. Talking of the All-Weather Newmarket winner Lenormand was on my mind at Wolverhampton this evening in the Gamble Responsibly At BetMGM Novice Stakes. He hasn't been seen in over a year and has a penalty to carry but should prove too good for this field; that said at a shade odds-on he is too skinny for me; if he drifts to odds against I will back him. 

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