Three Horses To Follow This Weekend - 19/11/19


The superstar that is Altior is returning for his seasonal bow this weekend with the Grade Two Christy Chase looking like the most appropriate option for the nine year old but he still holds an entry in the Grade One betfair Chase aswell.

Altior as many will know holds the record for the most consecutive amount of wins of 19 races over hurdles and fences and he has never been beaten by even one rival which makes put him in the bracket as one of the sports greats.

Henderson's stable star has ran over 2 miles and slightly further in his career staying very consistent and not being able to be passed by anyone.

However, this season it looks as if he will be tackling a new demographic and stepping up in trip to battle it out over 3 miles and maybe further.

With this in in his two entries will see him go over the furthest trip of his career and we believe that he will handle this with class and still have the same turn of foot as ever.

Bristol De Mai

Bristol De Mai is one of the star attractions on show this weekend with him making his seasonal debut in the betfair Chase that is essentially his gold cup for the season.

The grey gelding is going in search of his third straight victory in the Grade One Merseyside feature on November 23rd but surprisingly his trainer has decided not to give him a prep run before his first big test of the season.

Back in 2017 Bristol De Mai landed the Charlie Hall Chase and betfair Chase double landing the Haydock race by 57 lengths in heavy conditions seeing off the classy Cue Card with ease.

Last year in better conditions the eight year old took the betfair chase by four lengths from the previous seasons Gold Cup winner Native River in what was the highlight of his season.

Nigel Twiston-Davies' stable star ran a cracker to finish third in the Cheltenham gold cup the last time he was seen and will be very tough to beat at the track he loves.

If The Cap Fits

The final horse that gets his season underway this weekend and has shown in previous seasons that he is a very talented gelding for Harry Fry is If The Cap Fits.

This seven year old starts off in a race he dominated last season and overall in his career he has 7 wins in 11 races showing he is a hurdler that goes under the radar.

His final performance of the last campaign was his career best to date staying on the best of a competitive field in the Grade One Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at the Grand National festival.

He has previously shown he goes well fresh and it would not be a surprise to see him take this like he did last year.