Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday - 19/11/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Haydock - November 19 2022
Haydock 14:25
Sean Bowen

Might I

J: Sean Bowen
T: Harry Fry
Age: 6
Weight: 11-9
OR: 142
Days: 224

One of our best value bets of the day comes from Haydock in the Stayers' Premier Handicap Hurdle over 3m 1/2f and Might I for Harry Fry looks a seriously solid contender.

A horse that bounced onto the racing scene when landing a bumper in December 2020 at Warwick in good style and then off the back of that went to Newbury and finished fifth in a Listed bumper that had one of the best form lines throughout the season, finishing behind the likes of Good Risk At All, I Like To Move It and Gelino Bello.

Sent hurdling in December 2021 at Sandown he was backed into favouritism but bumped into the superstar Constitution Hill and finished second.

He again bumped into another star at Haydock next time out when a close third behind Grade One winner Jonbon in the Grade Two Supreme Trial.

Might I rounded off his season in the Grade One Mersey Novices' Hurdle when second behind Three Stripe Life, who is another superb animal.

Sent into a handicap for his seasonal debut this term he could be well treated off a mark of 142 and being stepped up to three miles makes big appeal being a full brother to National Hunt Chase winner at the festival last year in Stattler.

Huge player.


Trainer To Follow - Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls has been at it again this season picking winners off up and down the country and at Haydock on Saturday he looks to have some big chances.

In the opener he will look to start well with the very exciting Tahmarus who was a nice winner on debut and should go close now in Listed company.

Nicholls then holds a leading chance in the Betfair Graduation Chase with Hitman showing superb form over the last few seasons and now has been presented with a big opportunity to get back to winning ways.

In the Stayers' Handicap Hurdle Nicholls goes to war with Complete Unknown who could be well handicapped off 135 and then in the Betfair Chase Frodon will be looking to prove himself back in Grade One company.

Finally in the finale the Ditcheat handler fields Truckers Lodge who has plenty going for him in this one essentially off 135 and should go close.

Heading into the weekend the master trainer is currently running at a strike rate of 36% for the last two weeks, having managed to land 16 winners from 44 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Sean Bowen

Sean Bowen has managed to pick up some nice rides at the Merseyside track on Saturday starting in the Handicap Hurdle with Rockadenn looking to get back to form.

In the Graduation Chase Bowen sits on the second favourite Itchy Feet who is the second highest rated in the field and could pick up some nice place money.

His best ride of the afternoon comes on the extremely talented Might I who has form on heavy ground and now handicapping off 142 could be well in.

In the finale Bowen gets the mount on the thorough stayer Crosspark who could out run his odds of 20/1.