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YORK | Jumps Jockeys tackle the flat in the Nunthorpe Handicap on Saturday

Some of the biggest names in National Hunt racing tackle a handicap sprint at York on Saturday afternoon



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Several National Hunt riders will briefly switch code on Saturday afternoon, as they will feature in the Nunthorpe Handicap at York which only professional jump jockeys can take up a ride in.

The 5f contest, which has been won by the likes of Tom Scudamore and Josh Moore in the past, has twelve runners declared to the run in the opening contest at the Yorkshire track.

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Paul Midgley holds five entries in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York
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Paul Midgley holds five of the entries, including the favourite James Watt who has 2019-20 Champion Jumps Jockey Brian Hughes booked in the saddle.

2019 winner Nibras Again is partnered up with Jonathan England, while Sam-Twiston Davies takes the saddle on Mid Winster.

Daryl Jacob, who is the retained Jockey for Simon Munir & Isaac Souede, joins forces with Ventura Express and Sean Quinlan is booked in on outsider Son And Sammie.

Dual code trainer Amy Murphy sends Thegreatestshowman to York with Jack Quinlan taking the ride while Tom Scudamore, who claimed success with Tylery Wonder in 2017, is partnered up with David O’Meara’s Soul Seeker.

Bryony Frost is teamed up with Ginger Jam from Nigel Tinkler’s yard and the consistent Dark Shot has Sean Bowen booked in the saddle for Scott Dixon.

Conor O’Farrell takes the ride on Iain Jardine’s Get Boosting, Jamie Hamilton joins forces with Eeh Bah Gum under Tim Easterby while Kielan Woods is booked to ride Michael Mullineaux’s Secretinthepark.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.