@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 21/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Sandown - April 22 2022
Sandown 14:32
Jack Tudor

Kitty's Light

J: Jack Tudor
T: Christian Williams
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
OR: 145
Days: 21

The feature race of the meeting is the Grade Three bet365 Gold Cup over a marathon trip and we have a strong fancy in this one with the Christian Williams trained Kitty's Light looking to have his day in the sun.

A winner at Kelso back in March last year off a mark of 135, he then stepped up in trip for this event off 139 and was a narrow second in a photo-finish running a career best and if not for being hampered would have won the race.

Kitty's Light returned in October at Chepstow finishing a narrow second to a well handicapped rival in Chirico Vallis.He was then bumped up to a mark of 149 where he finished a superb second in the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase, but struggled back in handicaps since, being pulled up at Newbury and then running no race at all on two occasions in soft ground.

Back down to a mark of 140 two starts ago he was seen getting back to form at Kempton in the Grade Three Coral Trophy he only found stablemate Cap Du Nord too good.

Up 3lb for that he was last seen in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr, where again he bumped into a well handicapped stablemate in Win My Wings, where he could only run on into second behind the mare.

The six year old on Saturday has so much going for him, off a mark of 145 which is only 2lb higher than his Scottish National win, he gets his desired good ground and from giving 10lb away to Win My Wings last time out he is now receiving 9lb, with the mare going up a stone in the weights for her latest win.

We can't look past him and he looks a solid bet.

Leicester - April 22 2022
Leicester 13:45
William Buick

Path Of Thunder

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 107
Days: 49

Leicester host the Listed EBF Stallions King Richard III Stakes and a field that contains some decent horses made it a tricky affair to find the winner.

However, Path Of Thunder for a thriving yard and jockey with Charlie Appleby currently running at a 57% strike rate and Buick close behind him with a 39% strike rate.

Winning a race over a mile at Newmarket last July, he was tried in the Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood and ran no race.

Saved for a stint in Meydan this year, he returned over a mile in January on quick ground and won the 14 runner Zabeel Trophy with ease.

He was then tried in Group 2 company in the Zabeel Mile when fourth behind multiple group winner Real World.

Last seen over 7f at Meydan again he was a good third in a Conditions race and The yard, the jockey and the horse getting his ideal fast conditions after a small break, he has a lot going in his favour on Saturday.

Sandown - April 22 2022
Sandown 16:15
Nico de Boinville


J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
Age: 8
Weight: 11-4
OR: 133
Days: 315

The final event of the afternoon at Sandown on Saturday is the Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f and we are taking a chance on the Nicky Henderson trained Glynn.

The eight year old is very unexposed only being seen five times under rules during his career and last time out he showed the potential we knew he had.

Winning a P2P in March 2019 and bought for £85,000, he made his debut over hurdles at Doncaster and bolted up in a maiden.

Since then he has found things difficult finishing second in a weak race and then being pulled up in back to back runs at Kempton and Newbury.

He got back on track last time out at Hexham when a close second on good ground and with him getting his ideal conditions on Saturday he looks a big price at 10/1.