Who To Follow At Ascot On Saturday - 22/01/22

Trainer To Follow - Dan Skelton

Dan Skelton sends a strong team of runners to the Berkshire track on Saturday and with that in mind becomes the handler to follow.

In the first race of the day he fields Doctor Parnassus who was a decent runner on the flat for David O'Meara and has now been sent hurdling.

One of his big chances of the day comes in the 2m3f Handicap Hurdle with Unexpected Party looking to get back to winning ways.

Skelton has the favourite in the Grade Two Mares Hurdle with Molly Ollys Wishes and has a big chance to land back to back renewals having won it with Roksana last year.

Finally, although having Knight Of Dubai and Amoola Gold running before her, the mare Galia Des Liteaux has a huge chance in the finale, looking to make it a hat-trick of wins in her career.

Skelton heads into the meeting sporting a 19% strike rate for the last two weeks landing five winners from 26 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Lucy Turner

The jockey to follow at Ascot on Saturday is the 7lb claimer Lucy Turner who has managed to pick up two big rides for Venetia Williams.

In the three mile handicap chase she sits on the smart Didero Vallis who went close at Ludlow last time and now off a lower weight could go close again.

Her best chance of the afternoon comes on the extremely smart Fanion D'Estruval in the 2m5f Handicap Chase with her vital 7lb being taken off making him effectively 1lb higher than his last winning race.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing