Three Horses To Keep An Eye On This Weekend

Defi Du Seuil

This weekend Defi Du Seuil is back on track seeking another Grade One victory to add to his illustrious career and he has a huge chance in what will be one of the toughest races of his season.

The Tingle Creek on Saturday currently still holds eight runners for a fantastic Grade One contest at Sandown on Saturday and over this sharp 1 mile 7 1/2 furlong contest it is all about speed.

The Philip Hobbs trained runner will be renewing his rivalry with Politologue, who he beat last time out at Cheltenham on their seasonal debuts.

Defi Du Seuil is a serious talent that at this moment of time is the 13/8 favourite to take the contest and we would not want to shy anyone away from backing him.

Presenting Percy

Last seasons Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy could start this seasons campaign off at Punchestown in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase as it looks a big potential comeback race for the eight year old.

Last season Pat Kelly's gelding was primed for a huge run in Cheltenham's feature contest of the year but throughout the season his stable star was only given one run in preparation which proved to be to the detriment of the horse.

He raced at Gowran in a hurdle contest and although winning nicely it became evident that with the horse not jumping a fence on his way up to the festival it put him at an disadvantage and ultimately was the reason why he never ran his race and saw him finishing eighth.

The season before the Phillip Reynolds owned horse was superb landing the RSA Chase at the festival by a huge distance and looking like a potential Gold Cup horse, but last season it was not to be.

The owner subsequently revealed his pride and joy was suffering from a back problem and had bone bruising but he is pleased to report Presenting Percy is in fine form once again ahead of a potential return to competitive action on December 8th.

Native River

2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River could be poised to make his seasonal return on Saturday at Aintree in the Many Clouds Chase where he could meet some familiar faces on his seasonal debut as Might Bite is also entered.

Colin Tizzard's superstar although not winning on his three outings last season still ran to a credible standard placing in two of his three events.

He started his season off in the Betfair Chase finishing second to Bristol De Mai with a good first run of the season, he then headed to the king George where he stayed on from way off the pace to grab third with another solid run.

He headed the the Cheltenham festival for his final run of the season in his Gold Cup title defence and in a overly competitive renewal he finished a solid fourth.

Although now nine years of age he still holds plenty of ability and should outstay many of the field he is against.