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.