Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday - 20/11/21

Haydock - November 20 2021
Haydock 15:00
Rachael Blackmore

A Plus Tard

Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 172
Days: 246

The feature event of the afternoon is the Grade One Betfair Chase and the Irish raider A Plus Tard could be very tough to beat if fully tuned up.

The seven year old has been a superb horse during his career, really bouncing onto the scene in 2019 when taking the old Novices' Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

Two seasons he again put up another superb performance at Leopardstown over Christmas, when becoming one of the very few horses to beat Chacun Pour Soi in a Grade One.

He went to Cheltenham off the back of that run in the Ryanair and when punted to run a big race, could only finish third behind Min.

Last term, he made his seasonal debut in the two mile Grade Two Fortria Chase at Navan, where he was narrowly beaten by Castlegrace Paddy.

It was obvious that two miles was not his trip and De Bromhead last time out sent him over three miles for the first time in his career and didn't half suit him.

In the Grade One Savills Chase he came from a long way back off the pace to snatch victory at Leopardstown.

He headed into the Gold Cup with a huge chance and in the end ran a valiant race in second just being seen off by stablemate Minella Indo who outstayed him on the day.

The gelding returns for his seasonal debut in this event and is said to be in top shape at home.


Trainer To Follow - Harry Fry

Trainer Harry Fry could have a superb time if things at Haydock on Saturday with some nice chances up and down the card.

In the first race of the day he fields the exciting Might I in the Listed Novices' Hurdle, with the form line of the gelding stacking up constantly.

Another nice runner for the yard is the Simon Munir and Isaac Souede owned Our Surprise who looks to be on a nice handicap mark and should go close.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton has had an up and down start to the season, with some fallers but also some big race winners and we think he can add to his trophy cabinet on Saturday.

His first big chance of the day comes in the Handicap hurdle over two miles with Calico looking to put his best hoof forward again.

He sits on Alnadam in the Graduation Chase who needs to give a career best to cause an upset, but in the Grade Three Stayers' Hurdle he rides Riggs, who has a huge chance at the weights.

Skelton heads into the meeting in fine form running at a 19% strike rate for the last two weeks, landing 10 winners from 52 rides.