One Trainer, Jockey and Trainer to Follow at Sandown

Horse To Follow - Patroclus

The first big race on Saturday at Sandown is the Grade Three Novices' Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f and at a double figure price, Patroclus for Nicky Henderson is a big player.

The five year old has been extremely consistent for the Seven Barrows yard during his career, finishing second in a point to point in March last year in Ireland and has been sent over hurdles this term.

He has ran three times to a high standard, making his debut at Warwick when a good second to the impressive Jay Bee Why for Alan King, who has since franked the form.

Patroclus also franked that form line when getting off the mark at the second time of asking at Exeter in a two mile event and the third that day has since gone out and won.

The son of Shirocco was last seen at Doncaster at the end of February over 2m3f and in gritty fashion he managed to stay on well to land the win from two smart horses in Riggs and Jeremy Pass.

His form heading into this event looks solid and only up 5lb for that win makes him a big player at 10/1.

Trainer To Follow - Gary Moore

Gary Moore loves taking horses to Sandown with it being one of his more local tracks and on Saturday he has some big chances in the big races across the day.

His best horses across the day look to be Hudson De Grugy in the opener, who has ran at Sandown on both his British starts to date and taking on a weak field should see him back up his latest win.

In the feature race of the day in the Imperial Cup he fields Natural History who is a horse on the up over hurdles this term and after his won at Plumpton he should be spot on for this.

He will be looking to add to his three winners over the last fortnight, trying to pick up some form ahead of the Cheltenham festival.

Jockey To Follow - Nico De Boinville

Nico De Boinville only has a few rides across the day at Sandown on the weekend but they look to be very shrewd bookings and they should see him land some winners.

His best ride of the day comes in the second on the card with Patroclus looking to make it a hat-trick of wins in the Grade Three Final Handicap Hurdle.

The British rider is in some serious form heading into Saturday having has eight winners from 25 rides over the last two weeks, which sees him pose a 32% strike rate.