One Horse, One Jockey And One Trainer To Follow This Weekend

Horse To Follow - Ms Parfois

This weekend see's some top racing take place across England and Ireland with some strong meetings at Newbury, Newcastle and Fairyhouse to entertain the national hunt fans.

The TWE horse to follow for this weekend comes from Newbury on the Saturday in the feature race of the day at the track in the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Trophy and we have gone with Ms Parfois.

This seven year old trained by Anthony Honeyball is set to make his seasonal reappearance this weekend after last season showing what a class act she is but always seeming to be the unluckiest horse in training being pipped on the line three times in big races.

In February she was a narrow second to the Paul Nicholls Black Corton at Ascot in the Reynoldstown Novices Chase and from there shaped like she needed further and she got it when she was sent to the Cheltenham Festival.

She was involved in arguably one of the battles of the festival when again just being touched off in the Grade National Hunt Challenge Cup by the Willie Mullins trained Rathvinden. This was the first time she was stepped up to nearly four miles and it proved she stayed nearly all of the trip.

Her final outing of the season back at 3 mile 2 furlongs was in the Grade 1 Mildmay Novices Chase and again the seven year old finished runner up to Nicky Henderson's Terrefort but showed what a class act she will be next year.

This mare is currently a general 9/2 to land the Ladbrokes Trophy this weekend and we believe she is only this big a price because most of the others in the race have had a run out. Ms Parfois can turn into a Grade 1 winning chaser this season and this race will be the perfect lead up to her challenge at the festival in March.

Trainer To Follow - Gordon Elliott

The very well known leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott needs know introduction into how well he has done in his career and how well he got his yard performing last year especially at the Cheltenham Festival, but this weekend he could well and truly clean up with the amount of runners he has on how across both England and Ireland.

He brings a contingent over to Newcastle tomorrow for the big Grade 1 Fighting Fifth meeting, where he has novice hurdling superstar Samcro who is bidding to get back on track after his poor start to the season. With this, he also brings over a few more horses to Newcastle with Jaunty Thor having a great chance in the Equine Products UK Handicap Chase.

On the Sunday the Irish trainer has many runners in his homeland and the big meeting at Fairyhouse offers three Grade 1 races in which he has enough in all three races to go and take them all.

The Royal Bond Novice Hurdle is the first Grade 1 and it was taken by Elliott last year with Mengli Khan who went on to finish third in the Supreme Novice Hurdle off the back of that win and this year he has his best chance with Commander of Fleet who has only ran three times and is still unbeaten.

The Drinmore Novice Chase is the next Grade 1 of the day and the Grand National winning trainer could have three possible options to win the race with Cheltenham Festival winner Blow By Blow, Delta Work and Cubomania.

The final Grade 1 of the day in Ireland is the biggest one of the day in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle with again the trainer having three possible chances to win the race with Dormund Park, Farclas and his stand out chance with Apple's Jade.

He could well and truly take home some serious earnings this weekend and worth keeping an eye on his progress over the two days.

Jockey To Follow - Noel Fehily

Finally, the jockey to follow this weekend is Irishman Noel Fehily who is one of the most trustworthy jockeys around for getting a horse to truly run there race and this weekend he picks up some nice rides that could see him take home a number of winners.

Fehily is currently in a great run of form of the last two weeks running at a strike rate of 21 percent for his rides and bringing that into this weekend is crucial with his big ride of the week on board the Supreme Novice Hurdle winner Summerville boy for his seasonal debut.

This Tom George trained gelding is a 4/1 chance to land the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth but with the way Fehily got him up at the Cheltenham festival shows just how well these two work together and they can not be discounted on Saturday.

The Irish Jockey also picks up some other nice rides both on Saturday at Newcastle and on Sunday he has three choices of where could end up with the possibility of heading over to Ireland or going to Carlisle or Leicester where in weak races he will take some nice rides and is sure to grab a few winners.