Who To Follow At Cheltenham On Saturday - 12/12/20

Horse To Follow - Song For Someone

The Grade Two International Hurdle has seen some superb winners over the years and we believe Song For Someone for trainer Tom Symonds has a great chance to join that roll of honour.

This handler does not have many superstars and this five year old could well and truly turn out to be just that having landed the Grade Two Kingwell Hurdle on his final start of last term.

Last season the gelding was a model of consistency winning at Fontwell on debut before finishing a decent third behind Mack The Man and Protektorat in a strong handicap hurdle.

He stepped up to a Grade Three event at Ascot where he was a length behind Supreme Novices' Hurdle second Thomas Darby and he used that experience to win at Kempton.

On his seasonal bow this term the five year old really made his present felt in the division, landing the Grade Two Ascot Hurdle, seeing off last year's winner of the International Hurdle Call Me Lord and Cheltenham Festival winner Laurina.

Symonds believes his gelding although showing clear stamina does not lack pace and drop down in trip should see him be able to dominate if going from the front again.

Another bonus is that this handler has been in remarkable form so far this year and from his last 17 runners he has gone on to land 7 winners.

Trainer To Follow - Paul Nicholls

11 time champion trainer has made a prolific start to this campaign firing out winners up and down the country and on Saturday at Cheltenham he has some very strong chances.

The Ditcheat handler has not been shy about him going for his 12th trainers title and he is well on the way to doing so with how well he has performed so far this term.

Over the last two weeks the trainer has been running at an 18% strike rate having had 9 winners from his last 50 runners, which is very impressive.

On Saturday his big chances on the day come from Master Tommytucker in the Grade Three Caspian Caviar Gold Cup that he has previously won with Frodon and also Capeland in the two mile handicap chase seems to have a shrewd chance.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton is very much in the frame for the jockeys championship this term having made a fast start to the season and on Saturday he and his brother could come away with some nice winners.

Skelton last weekend had one of his best days in the saddle landing Two Grade Ones at Sandown in the space of 35 minutes, when winning the Henry VIII Novices' Chase on Allmankind and then the Tingle Creek with Politologue.

He will be looking to keep his run of good form going at the weekend when riding the likes of Ashtown Lad in the Grade Two Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle and also Aggy With It in the Mares' Handicap Hurdle.

The rider has to be one of the most inform jockeys in jumps racing at the moment currently running at a strike rate of over 35% for the last two weeks, having 10 winners from just 28 rides.

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