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Weekend highlights: Who to watch out for in Britain and Ireland
Adam Houghton highlights some of the interesting angles into this weekend's racing in Britain and Ireland.
The highest-rated horse in Britain and Ireland this weekend
Vinndication – 15:00 Newbury, Saturday
Vinndication made only two starts last season but proved himself a high-class chaser, defying a BHA mark of 151 in the Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot and then running a cracker from 8 lb higher to finish fourth in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Off eight months subsequently, he returned with another career-best effort when filling the runner-up spot behind Cyrname in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, sticking to his task well to be beaten only two lengths. That performance earned him a Timeform rating of 164, and he doesn’t look handicapped out of things here despite having 11-11 to carry. The big concern with Vinndication is whether his jumping will stand up to this test, with his latest effort at Wetherby being far from the first time he has failed to convince in that department. He’ll need to sharpen up here in first-time cheekpieces.