Paul Nicholls: The views on my Saturday runners at Fakenham
Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls takes three runners to Fakenham on Saturday and is hopeful of a good performance from Captain Buck's...
"In fact I’d say Monsieur Co is as well now as we’ve ever had him and is definitely worth a shot at this five runner race which offers decent prize money."
Hopeful of a good show from Valour
15:25 - Act Of Valour
Is a decent juvenile who has been dropped three pounds by the handicapper after finishing ninth of twenty two in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham where he didn't quite get up the hill.
Although he has won on heavy I can't wait to see him run on better ground.
A good show from Act of Valour here would see qualify him for the final of a £100,000 novice handicap at Sandown on the last day of the season which looks a realistic target.
Buck's not the easiest ride but has a good chance
16:35 - Captain Buck's
Has been knocking on the door all season until finishing in the rear in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham in tough conditions when he was more of a social runner to give his owners a day out at the Festival.
Captain Buck's is not the easiest ride as he doesn't want to be in front too long but he is fine on the ground and should have a decent chance if Sam Twiston-Davies can smuggle him round before pouncing late.
Monsieur as well as we've ever had him
17:10 - Monsieur Co
Has been a bit disappointing for us over fences so far though he would have been a good second to Monbeg River at Doncaster in December but for coming down at the second last fence.
While he then ran below par at Wincanton on Boxing Day last time I've freshened him up after a little break and he could not be in better shape at home.
In fact I'd say Monsieur Co is as well now as we've ever had him and is definitely worth a shot at this five runner race which offers decent prize money.
**Best chance of the day: Captain Buck's. Doesn't win very often but looks to have a fair chance of being in the money again.**