Guetapan Collonges steps up in intriguing Classic Chase

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Guetapan Collonges steps up in intriguing Classic Chase

Guetapan Collonges will race in the Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase at Warwick on Saturday. Charlie Longsdon's gelding has been rising through the ranks since graduating to steeplechasing. Paul Nicholls' Threeunderthrufive will be carrying top-weight. Sam Thomas' Iwilldoit will team up with jockey Stan Sheppard for the first time in over a year. He won the 2021 Welsh Grand National. The trainer was involved in a helicopter crash in November. He is now recovering. His owner Dai Walters was also injured. It is hoped that the race will help him recover.

Dan Skelton's gelding Grey Dawning is in the Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick on Saturday. Gary Moore's Givega is unbeaten in his last five races. Lucinda Russell's Snake Roll won a Newcastle novice by 13 lengths last time out and was third to subsequent Tolworth winner Tahmuras in a Listed contest at Haydock. The seven-year-old is from the same family as Willie Mullins” mare Quevaga. He has won his two novice hurdle contests by a combined 18 lengths. The distance is a step up for him. His last win was in Kempton handicap.

Galia Des Liteaux is going to Warwick for the Hampton Novices’ Chase. Dan Skelton-trained seven-year-old made a blistering start to her chasing career when she won a mares‘ Listed contest at Bangor. Galia Des Liteaux failed to fire in the Boxing Day Grade One at Kempton. Complete Unknown, who won the EBF Final at Sandown, is expected to do well. Gordon Elliott brings over The Goffer. Gentleman At Arms will be racing for Stuart Edmunds. He won at Thurles and was second in a competitive heat at Fairyhouse.

Guetapan Collonges steps up in intriguing Classic Chase. Recommended bets are advised to over-18s. National Gambling Helpline is on 0808 8020 133.