Three Horses Worth Following This Weekend


In the first race of the day at Sandown, which hosts the best of the racing on Saturday in Britain, we like the look of a highly improving Nicky Henderson runner.

Homer goes for the Seven Barrows yard in the Juvenile Hurdle over two miles and after finally getting off the mark last time out he should progress from there.

He came over to the UK after being bought by the successful Simon Munir and Isaac Souede and on his British debut he was a bright third with the second since going on to frank the form.

Next time out he was below finishing a weak fourth in a small field but the winner of that race was the talented Goshen who has gone on to be faultless all season.

The penny seemed to drop at Kempton on his final start, albeit it was an easier contest but, he showed that he stayed the two miles well and enjoyed the drying surface.

Mack The Man

Mack The Man is another interesting runner in the feature race at Sandown this weekend with the Imperial Cup seeing normally a huge field of runners heading to post.

The Evan Williams trained six year old has had a stellar season for the most part of this campaign having not been a bad novice over timber last season he has excelled this term.

The gelding started his season off at Warwick in a weak contest that he went on to dominate to the delight of his trainer as those were the races last season he was struggling in.

He then headed to Sandown and kept his unbeaten start to the season going in a Listed event seeing off the Paul Nicholls trained Protektorat who again has since franked the form.

He stepped up for his biggest challenge yet in the Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle and just as he was travelling nicely to make his challenge he was bought down by a faller in front of him ruining his race.

If he is none the worse for that experience and back being well in himself he can get back on track in a similar event.


The final horse on Saturday that we believe that although having a big chance in the bumper at the Esher track, she is also one for the future.

Sabrina for Paul Nicholls looks an exciting mare having raced twice in some decent bumpers and finishing a nice second at Taunton on debut and then getting off the mark at Ascot last time out.

Her win came in very heavy conditions last time out and she will be hoping for very much the same in this Listed event where she showed at Ascot that this step up in class is needed.