@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 04/03/22

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Kelso - March 05 2022
Kelso 15:15
Sean O'Keeffe

Autumn Evening

J: Sean O'Keeffe
T: Mrs John Harrington
Age: 5
Weight: 11-6
OR: 147
Days: 27

The Class 2 Morebattle Handicap Hurdle over two miles is the pinnacle of Kelso's meeting on Saturday with 12 runners heading to post for glory.

We think the Irish raider for Jessica Harrington Autumn Evening could land a value prize across the Irish sea on his British debut.

The five year old has been a fairly consistent horse this term, winning over two miles in September at Listowel before a game second at Gowran in heavy ground.

Having a little blip in his two runs after that when unseating his rider and running no race in a big fielded handicap at Fairyhouse when Harrington's horses weren't running well, he bounced back to form next time out.

Back at Fairyhouse on soft ground he beat some smart runners in a good event including Indigo Breeze and Top Moon and then last time out gave his best run of the season.

Looking to likely winner when turning for home at the Dublin Racing Festival Autumn Evening ran a stormer to finish third in the 27 runner Liffey Handicap Hurdle.

He has gone up 9lb for that run to a mark of 147 but only being five years old he should still be improving and can go close in this.

Kelso - March 05 2022
Kelso 13:32
Brian Hughes

Richmond Lake

J: Brian Hughes
T: Donald McCain
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
OR: 132
Days: 42

Richmond Lake for Donald McCain and the late Trevor Hemmings looks an exceptionally smart horse that is worth following on Saturday.

First seen in a bumper over in Ireland for Eugene O’Sullivan he ran quite poorly before tackling life in the point to point sphere.

Unable to win between the flags, he moved to Donald McCain’s yard to restart life under rules over here and it has changed his career.

A clear winner on debut in a maiden hurdle, he went in by 15 lengths after making all the running, he then finished a close third to North Lodge at Aintree but today is getting 5lb off the horse.

Looking to get back to winning ways he then scored over 2m4f under a penalty by a devastating 27 lengths at lowly odds of 1/7 at Sedgefield.

One of his best runs to date came last time out when a three length second in the Grade Two Supreme Trial at Haydock behind the superstar Jonbon.

This stiffer course and longer trip will suit and he’s already ran well at the grade, which many haven't.

Doncaster - March 05 2022
Doncaster 15:30
Harry Bannister

Mister Malarky

J: Harry Bannister
T: Richard J Bandey
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 142
Days: 98

Mister Malarky for the Tizzard's and in form jockey Harry Bannister is now down to a very workable mark and needs careful consideration in the Grimthorpe Handicap.

A soft/heavy ground specialist over staying trips this nine year old needs to bounce back to form but has the scope to off his handy mark of 142.

Now 8lb lower than his last winning mark of 150 when winning in December 2020 in the Listed Silver Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot in heavy ground.

This season he has been seen three times, needing his debut at Chepstow, before running a much better race at Ascot when a fair fifth in the Grade Three London Gold Cup.

Last seen finishing a middle of the road 11th in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury off 148, his mark of 142 is too attractive to let go off and we think he can run a big race.