Who To Follow At Ayr On Saturday - 02/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - Donald McCain

Donald McCain has had one of his best seasons to date, banging in winners all over the north of the country and he has sent a good team to Ayr on Saturday.

In the Scottish Champion Hurdle, McCain has a big chance with Barrichello who has been a serial winner this season winning four of his last five events and although this is a step up he deserves his chance.

Minella Drama is arguably his best chance of a winner on the day in the Future Champions Novices' Chase, needing to put his latest run behind but still holding bundles of ability.

With no runner in the Scottish Grand National his final big chance of a winner is Could Be Trouble who is a course and distance winning mare that has knocking of the door of late and could go close.

McCain heads into the weekend running at a superb strike rate of 30%, managing 12 winners from his last 40 runners over the last two weeks.

Jockey To Follow - Adrian Heskin

The jockey to follow on Saturday in Scotland is Adrian Heskin who has a nice book of rides for his retained owners the McNeill family.

His first big ride comes in the Novices' Champion Handicap Chase on I K Brunel who has always threatened to be a nice horse and now gets his chance to show the world.

In the Champion Novices' Chase he gets the leg up on Kitealy Briggs, who was pulled at the Cheltenham festival last time out but before that was running credibly and he will be looking to get back to that form.

He rides a live chance in the Scottish Grand National with The Wolf who seems to love the trip and at 12/1 can't be overlooked getting his ideal conditions.

The final horse worth noting for Heskin is Enemy Coast Ahead who looks to be placed into a race he can go close in.