Who To Follow At Aintree On Sunday - 23/10/22

Louis Moir | @LouisMoir99

Aintree - October 22 2022
Aintree 13:40
Luca Morgan

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J: Luca Morgan
T: Michael Scudamore
Age: 8
Weight: 10-13
OR: 146
Days: 204

A Very smart novice hurdler for Michael Scudamore winning two of his seven starts in 2020/21 season, whilst also placing in another four.

His stand out efforts in that season came when second to My Drogo at Kelso in the Grade Two Premier Novices' Hurdle and finishing his stint over flights at Aintree when second to Belfast Banter in the Grade One Top Novices' Hurdle.

Sent chasing last term he got off the mark at the first time of asking at Warwick and then getting over a fall finished second at Kempton over Christmas behind Edwardstone in the Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices' Chase.

Seen three more times last season, he was second of three in the Grade Two Lightning Novices' Chase at Doncaster, but then backed that up with back to back wins at Newcastle and Ayr, with his last run seeing him take the Grade Two Future Champions Novice Chase at Ayr.

Coming out of novice company for the first time he looks set to go well off a mark of 146 and having won on his opening run for the last two seasons, he his hard to rule out at the prices.


Trainer To Follow - Dan Skelton

Dan Skelton has some nice runners at Aintree on Sunday starting in the 13:30 with Hidden Heroics.

He was a point winner who got off the mark over hurdles following a breathing operation at Newcastle in March and did not need to improve much to notch a second success back in novice company at Uttoxeter when last seen in May.

He merits plenty of respect here and Dan Skelton also has a 20% strike rate with staying hurdlers.In the 14:40, Dan Skelton runs the horse Beakstown.

Jockey and trainer won the race last year with Allmankind so their runner in this year’s renewal cannot be ignored.

He usually races up with the pace, so it is not difficult to imagine a similar scenario again here. He won at Ayr in April after not winning for three years, but a 6lb rise in the ratings found him out at Sandown next time.

He is one that you could say looks fairly exposed but still remains with potential.Skelton heads into this meeting boasting a 24% strike rate in the past two weeks, accumulating 5 winners from his last 21 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Jonjo O'Neill Jnr

Jonjo O’Neill Jr is having a fine season to date and he can enhance his credentials of getting more winners here at Aintree on Sunday with a few interesting looking rides.

One of his chances of the day comes in the 14:05 with Cloth Cap looking to build on his reputation of going well fresh after a fairly long layoff.

He has been given a chance by the handicapper and will look to put in a solid run after sustaining a few injuries and physical problems.He teams up with Jonjo O’Neill on Petit Tonnerre in the Class 2 event at 15:15 in what looks an open affair.

He is worth another chance after a 199 days absence and remains with high potential after winning on both starts over hurdles in France last year.

O’Neill Jr heads into the meeting with some good looking rides and is currently operating at a strike rate of 25% for the last two weeks managing 4 winners from his last 16 rides.