One Trainer, Horse And Jockey To Follow On Saturday

Horse To Follow - Alpen Rose - Newmarket

A nice race on a fantastic card at Newmarket on Saturday is the Listed Montrose Fillies Stakes and we fancy Alpen Rose to run a huge race for top connections

This two year old filly has ran to a superb standard in all three of her contests placing in each and every one of them and winning on her second outing on soft ground.

Her last run was her stand out run when finishing third behind Powerful breeze in a Group Two at Doncaster and that youngster went on to narrowly finish second in a classy Group One on her next outing.

This daughter of Sea The Stars sets the clear standard in this contest and now dropping down in class to a Listed event has to be respected.

Trainer To Follow - Wetherby - Philip Kirby

Philip Kirby over the last few seasons has had the backing from some nice owners and been able to train some clever horses and with that his season he has more runners than usual.

He has a fair few across the card at Wetherby on Saturday and the ones we like the look are Lady Buttons in the Listed Mares Hurdles over two miles.

This mare has been a model professional throughout her career running in better races than this during her life as a race horse.

She took this race last year in good style on her seasonal debut and she has everything in her favour to go and win it again with freshness being a big thing for her.

Another runner we think has a big chance comes in the last race of the day and Romeo Brown was consistent for the most part of last season over hurdles with two wins and two places in his four runs and he made a superb seasonal debut at Carlisle last month.

He finished a bright second in a lesser event but he will come on for that run and handles these conditions brilliantly which puts him in the frame.

Jockey To Follow - Wetherby - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton as ever has made a magnificent start to the season and has some really nice chances on Saturday at Wetherby with frequent runners across the card.

The two that we like the look of are West To the Bridge in the Handicap Chase over 2 miles 3 furlongs and this gelding made his chase debut at Carlisle half way through October and took to the bigger obstacles nicely with a respectable fourth that he will be sure to build on in this.

He was a useful hurdles horse before turning to fences but has always been said to be better chaser than a hurdler and could have an interesting season.

The other we like the look of is Proschema who was a very smart horse on the flat that made his hurdles debut last time out at Chepstow in a decent race finishing third.

He looked like he was going to break his maiden that day but a bad jump at the last cost him dearly but he stayed on well to grab a place and if improving his jumping will not be far away.