@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 28/01/22

Cheltenham - January 29 2022
Cheltenham 12:45
2
Chester Williams

Interne De Sivola

J: Chester Williams
T: Nick Williams
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 11-3
OR: 131
Days: 49

The first big race of the afternoon at Cheltenham on Saturday is the Grade Two JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle over 2m1f and the horse that looks the value in the field is the Nick Williams trained Interne De Sivola.

This four year old has been seen twice to date and from both of his runs looks very progressive, especially on good/good to soft ground.

Making his first start over hurdles this term, he went to Warwick over two miles and finished a good third behind the smart In This World who looks a monster and Graystone who has since franked the form by winning a nice event at Wetherby.

Interne De Sivola also franked the form next time out over course and distance at Cheltenham when winning a Triumph Trial at the December meeting by close to six lengths.

The second has since bolted up by 21 lengths at Fontwell and with this gelding getting his ideal conditions he could go close and looks the value behind the strong favourites.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
30/01/23HER16Sft11-125
07/01/23WCN15.5GS11-3F
22/12/22FFO21Sft10-56
01/11/22WAR20GS10-73
14/03/22STR18.5GS11-51
Cheltenham - January 29 2022
Cheltenham 13:20
7
Kielan Woods

Your Darling

J: Kielan Woods
T: Ben Pauling
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 10-8
OR: 126
Days: 34

A very competitive Handicap Chase at Cheltenham sees the market not being able to split many of the horses, but the one we find as value is the Ben Pauling trained Your Darling.

The seven year old gelding was highly touted to be a superstar off the back of beating the promising Flinteur Sacre in a bumper at Newbury on his rules debut.

However, after that nothing went to plan, pulling up in a bumper at Warwick and then never really showing any of that promise over hurdles.

He seemed to turn things around in May when winning his first event over timber and then given a break returned for his chase debut last month at Huntingdon.

Stepped up to 2m4f over the bigger obstacles he took to them like a dream to beat a decent field comfortably.Since then he has been seen twice more, struggling slightly at Aintree, but last time out at Kempton in Boxing Day he ran a cracker to finish a narrow third behind the smart Jacamar and Mister Coffey.

Both of those horses in front of him came over the top and rallied late on to just swallow him up, with his run being very strong.

He runs off the same mark in this event and although needing to keep on improving looks to have a live chance on ground he loves.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
28/01/23CHL20.5Sft10-6PU
27/12/22KEM24Sft11-25
18/11/22ASC21GS10-61
01/04/22NBY22.5GS11-94
29/01/22CHL20.5Gd10-8PU
Doncaster - January 29 2022
Doncaster 15:20
11
Tom Bellamy

Canelo

J: Tom Bellamy
T: Alan King
N/A
Age: 9
Weight: 10-8
OR: 137
Days: 33

The final horse to put in your trackers ahead of this weekend is the JP McManus and Alan King trained Canelo, who needs to bounce back to form but has plenty in his favour to do so in this race.

Having been up in the heavens when it comes to his handicap mark he is now back down to very feasible 137, which is workable for him if retaining his potential.

In November 2020 he put up two superb performances, winning a good handicap chase off 130 and then off 8lb higher backed that up at Newbury when a close second in another valuable event.

He then won off a mark of 142 in the Grade Three Rowland Meyrick handicap Chase at Wetherby and off the back of that race ran in this event off 148 and finished a respectable fourth.

Since then he has slightly struggled with his mark, falling in the Grand National on his final start when never offering a threat to the leaders.

This term he has been seen three times, finishing seventh in a good handicap at Bangor before being pulled up in the Ladbrokes Trophy and then last time out was a weak seventh of nine at Kempton.

Off the back of these three runs he has now dropped to a mark of 137 which sees back where he needs to be to go well in this race, being 11lb lighter than his fourth in the contest last year.

Big each way player, especially with some of his best form coming on drying ground.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/06/22UTT26Gd11-126
30/04/22HEX24Gd12-36
22/03/22EXE30.5GS11-85
03/03/22LUD24Sft11-64
29/01/22DON24Gd10-87

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee