Wigan Athletic Runners and Riders
As the season reaches its climax it is worth looking at who we the fans see as the player of the season (being done it the style of a horse betting form)
Was a surprise favourite early in the season but a couple of stumbles mid season has seen him relegated to the gallops. Unlikely he would last the course.
Signed as a thoroughbred, but resembling a pony at present. Doesn`t look fit for this level of race.
Another big money purchase who has proved to be totally ineffectual. Expected to be sent to stud at the end of the season
Each way bets
A real class act on his day but doesn`t seem to like the heavy going.
A steady goer who won`t let anyone down
The oldest in the field but has been a revelation coming from behind this season.
Has struggled with injuries this season but coming into form at the right time although may have left it too late for the big prize.
A thoroughbred who may be past his best, better suited to shorter races as there are questions re fitness.
Has won his owner lots of praise but rumours are that his trainer doesn`t rate him
Probably the classiest runner in the field although has off days.
A real tenacious stayer. Worth a punt
Only came into the race part way through the season but has been a good purchase for the owner.
Another one with questions over his fitness but has proved himself this season to be a class act
An indifferent start to the season but since getting a new trainer has become a superb front runner
Has everything, class stamina and staying power. Must be favourite to win