@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 03/11/21

Aintree - December 04 2021
Aintree 15:15
10
A P Heskin

Tamar Bridge

J:
 
A P Heskin
T:
 
Olly Murphy
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
OR: 128
Days: 35

The final event of the afternoon at Aintree is the Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f and Tamar Bridge still looks well in with the handicapper after his latest win.

Olly Murphy is a trainer bang in form at the minute running at a 35% strike rate for the last two weeks and this gelding looks to have a big chance to keep that run going.

The son of Jeremy has been seen four times to date, winning his sole bumper run in December 2020 at Haydock and since being ran three times over hurdles and winning his last two.

Finishing a good third in February on hurdles debut, he then went to Ayr in March and got off the mark in taking style, beating the talented Bass Rock.

Saved for this term, he picked up from where he left off, going to Wetherby for his seasonal debut and landing a Novices' race by 13 lengths.

The assessor has given him a mark of 128 for his handicap debut and that looks extremely fair.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/11/22EXE19GS11-6PU
19/02/22HAY24.5Hy11-3PU
01/01/22CHL24Sft11-1PU
04/12/21AIN20Sft11-01
30/10/21WET19.5GS11-41
Sandown - December 04 2021
Sandown 15:00
4
James Davies

The Mighty Don

J:
 
James Davies
T:
 
Nick Gifford
Age: 9
Weight: 11-4
OR: 137
Days: 20

Always a tough event for punters at Sandown is the London National Handicap Chase over the marathon trip of 3m 4 1/2f and The Mighty Don looks massively overpriced at 11/1 and was definitely an eye-catcher last time out.

The staying chaser has been a hard horse to win with during his career, last getting his head in front at Chepstow in October 2020.

The nine year old had been hit and miss but was well backed before the 3m3f Handicap Chase at Cheltenham's November meeting and he stayed on well into second only going down by just over a length.

He loves a trip and back in grade for this event could see him to even better effect, running off the same mark last time out.Big each way player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/10/22CHP23.5GF11-24
01/01/22CHL24Sft11-3PU
04/12/21SAN29GS11-47
14/11/21CHL27.5Gd10-12
09/10/21CHP23.5Gd10-139
Sandown - December 04 2021
Sandown 13:15
3
Paddy Brennan

City Derby

J:
 
Paddy Brennan
T:
 
Fergal O'Brien
Age: 5
Weight: 11-6
OR: 112
Days: 22

In the Handicap Hurdle over two miles the Fergal O'Brien trained City Derby looks a horse that will come on for his last run and the form of that event looks nice.

This five year old son of Ask was a fair bumper horse winning on debut back in January and then finished in behind some nice horses.

Sent over hurdles in May he made a pleasing start when getting off the mark at Perth on soft ground by a convincing three months.

Looking to back that up last time out at Cheltenham he finished a close up fourth of 18 runners in a competitive handicap and off only 1lb higher that looks nice form.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
29/05/24CRT22Sft10-61
27/05/24CRT22Gd11-102
25/04/24PER20Sft10-104
08/03/24AYR20.5GS12-08
05/02/24CRL17Sft10-129

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing