Who To Follow At Chepstow On Saturday - 09/10/21

Chepstow - October 08 2021
Chepstow 14:30
Tom O'Brien

Orbys Legend

Tom O'Brien
Philip Hobbs
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
OR: 130
Days: 211

The feature race of the afternoon in Wales is the Grade Three Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle and the horse we have a keen eye on is the Philip Hobbs trained Orbys Legend.

Off the back of landing a 1-2 in the Persian War Novices' Hurdle the yard have another big chance with this lad who is highly consistent.

Seen five times in his career, he finished a good second in a point to point in February 2020 and was then bought for 80,000gns and given to Hobbs.

He made his rules debut at Newbury in November last year when a good second in a bumper and off the back of that a month later got off the mark on his hurdles debut at Exeter.

The son of Milan was then went back to Exeter slightly up in trip and was a fair third, but last time out got back to winning at Sandown, landing a Novices' Hurdle by 12 lengths.

Making his handicap debut today he looks to have a big chance off a mark of 130 if not needing the run.


Trainer To Follow - Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls managed to land a winner on the first day of the meeting at Chepstow but looks to have his better team saved for the Saturday.

In the opener he fields the exciting Magistrato who comes over to England with big potential an then in the Listed Novices' Chase he should go close with Fidelio Vallis.

One of Nicholls best chances of the day comes in the 2m3f Handicap Chase with Grand Sancy now on a very workable mark and after that in the bumper he fields Timeforatune who is another who looks a very nice type going forward.

Nicholls heads into the weekend in electric form landing four winners from his last 13 runners which sees him pose a strike rate of 31% for the last two weeks.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton had a bit of a nearly day on Friday at Chepstow but has some lovely chances to get in the winners enclosure on Saturday.

In the first race of the day he sits on Rocky Man who makes his debut and then in the handicap hurdle he sits on the Grade One winning chaser Allmankind.

Another nice runner for Skelton comes in the feature Silver Trophy Handicap with Proschema near the top of the betting.

Skelton has managed three winners over the last two weeks and he has a big chance to add to that today.