Racing: Trouble looks worth avoiding

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Sadly, I can't give Auetaler, the horse I own with Robbie Fowler, any chance in the County Hurdle. He's still being penalised by the handicapper for doing so well in his novice year and is carrying lumps of weight. His bottle went when we tried him over fences so he's become very difficult to place.

In the Gold Cup, Bacchanal must have a great chance. He stays all day and although he jumped right-handed at Newbury last time I think he can improve from there.

There are question marks against Best Mate's ability to stay the trip and although Looks Like Trouble came back with a win at Wincanton you have to ask just what he beat there.

AP [McCoy] has rejected Cyfor Malta for Shooting Light, who has had a fantastic season, but the question with him is whether he can improve again.

In the Triumph the picture has changed so many times with a different favourite every week, but Londoner showed fantastic speed on the Flat and might be able to give AP a winning start to the day.

Steve McManaman plays for Real Madrid, who face Barcelona in La Liga this weekend