Five Horses To Watch Out For This Weekend - 11/12/2018

1. Worthy Farm

Paul Nicholls looks to have a potentially smart looking 5yo on his hands in the lightly-raced Worthy Farm.

After two good thirds to useful rivals at both Bangor and Warwick, he broke his maiden tag at Taunton at the end of last month, and now looks to tackle the Citipost Handicap Hurdle in the last race at Cheltenham on Friday.

Totally unexposed, he looks to have plenty of progression about him.

2. Rather Be

Having been brought down when travelling well in the BetVictor a month ago, Nicky Henderson's Rather Be looks to hold strong credentials for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup - if avoiding traffic problems this time.

Who would of known where he would of finished if he was not interfered with four out, but he was going really well, and would of been sure to deliver a challenge to eventual winner Baron Alco, who avoided all the drama leading from pillar to post.

Last season's Close Brothers runner-up has been well supported already for this contest, and looks a massive player here once again.

3. Sumkindofking

Sumkindofking has produced a number of fine efforts this season, but will be hoping for the best of ground to return to the winners' enclosure at Doncaster on Saturday.

Eight runs since the turn of the season has featured two wins, both coming on good-to-firm. He finished a gutsy second to Beau Du Brizais at Ludlow last week on good-to-soft, also suggesting another win cannot be too far away.


4. Tiger Roll

Again, Tiger Roll tries his hand in an early season Cross Country Chase around Cheltenham off top weight.

On his first start since his memorable victory in the Grand National at Aintree back in March, he finished a fair fourth behind Josies Orders, who was receiving a stone from Gordon Elliott's three time festival winner.

A chance for the Tiger to get back on the winning trail on Friday.

5. Vinndication

Kim Bailey's unbeaten 5yo Vinndication, could continue his romp through selected fields in the Ryman Novices Chase at Cheltenham.

Having skipped the festival earlier this season, he scored on his debut over fences at Carlisle in November, getting back up over Nicky Richards' Uncle Alastair, staying on gamely to win up the run-in.

A smart improver, and a horse with a record to saviour. One to watch for the season ahead.