Horses To Follow Over The Jumps This Weekend

Getabird - Fairyhouse

The first horse we would like to talk about is the up and down Willie Mullins trained Getabird who was destined to be the next big thing out of the yard but has not lived up to expectations but now back in lesser fields should be tough to beat.

The eight year old for owner Rich Ricci was the shining light in the novice division back in 2017 winning all four of his contests in the run up to the Cheltenham festival where he flopped massively in the Supreme Novices Hurdle.

He was never really the same horse after that lesser run but got back to his best when sent over fences and has looked the horse of old winning two of his four outings, finishing second in another and being pulled up in a tough Grade One.

Now into big Handicap contests, already having a run this season which he won nicely should see him go very well on Saturday at Fairyhouse.

Top Notch - Kempton

Kempton host the best of the British racing on Saturday and the feature contest of the day is the Grade Two Silviniaco Conti Chase over two and half miles.

With the fiasco over whether Altior will or won't run still on going with Nicky Henderson sure to clean that up over the next few days we still like the look of Top Notch.

Henderson is certainly going to run this horse for owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede and although being the odds on favourite what he has done this season has been superb.

Daryl Jacob has got himself back fit for the ride on Saturday which is a huge bonus and after winning both his races at Aintree and at Huntingdon last time out in the Grade Two Peterborough Chase he is the one to beat.

The Conditional - Warwick

Finally Warwick hosts another nice meeting in England on Saturday and one of their feature events is the Grade Three Handicap Chase over three miles five furlongs.

A horse that clearly takes the eye in this is The Conditional for trainer David Bridgwater with this eight year old being superb all season.

He started his campaign off at Worcester in September running in a Novices Chase for the last time which was used as a prep run before he went to Cheltenham for their October meeting.

The training plan worked a treat with the gelding seeing off some smart rivals to land a Handicap Chase with both second and third since winning races.

He then stepped up in Grade again and headed to Newbury for the Ladbrokes Trophy and in a gallant effort he was just edged out into second, staying on very well.

This has allowed the idea that he will stay this extra trip on Saturday and has to be respected.

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