Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday

Horse To Follow - Lostintranslation

On Saturday the feature race of the entire day is the Grade One Betfair Chase and we can't look past the favourite Lostintranslation for Colin Tizzard.

The son of Flemensfirth has been a superb stable star for the yard over the last few seasons, picking up Grade One wins and mixing it with the best chasers in the sport.

The eight year old last season was fancied to run a big race in the Gold Cup and he did when finishing a close third behind dual winner Al Boum Photo and Nicky Henderson's Santini.

Before that the chaser started his season off at Carlisle when landing the Intermediate Chase in fine style which set him up perfectly for a tilt at the Betfair Chase against two time winner Bristol De Mai.

Having the run under his belt made the difference as he went on to stay on better than the Nigel Twiston-Davies horse up the straight and it saw him land his first black type event out of novice company.

He then headed to Kempton on Boxing Day for the King George VI Chase and nothing went right for him throughout the race with his jumping ultimately letting him down and he was pulled up before the finish.

Having been raced frequently before that, Tizzard then gave him some time off and he was next seen in the Gold Cup where he managed to place and overall gave a superb performance.

He is said to be in fine form ahead of his seasonal debut and he is the rightful favourite for the event, being the one to beat.

Trainer To Follow - Ben Pauling

Ben Pauling is a trainer that has had a tough time of things with his horses over the last few years, but this season looks to be back on track with some smart winners.

At Haydock on Saturday he has some live chances of adding to his winners rally for the term starting in the first with the unbeaten Severance and his best chance of the day comes in the Handicap Hurdle with Shakem Up'Arry for owner Harry Redknapp.

The handler has managed to gain three winners over the last two weeks from 26 runner which sees him pose a 12% win rate and he should at to that on Saturday.

Jockey To Follow - Robbie Power

Robbie Power has been a star over the jumps for many years and although having a slow start to the British campaign having moved over for the season from Ireland, he is starting to find the winning formula and has some superb chances on Saturday.

The Gold Cup and Grand National winning rider has had seven winners over the last two weeks from 32 rides which sees him pose a strike rate of 21.88% .

After landing a double at Exeter last Wednesday and some strong winners across the three days at Cheltenham at the November meeting he is in some flying form and with the likes of Lostintranslation and Relegate as his mounts on Saturday, he could be back in the winners enclosure again.

MPU

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