Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday - 22/01/22

Trainer To Follow - Samuel Drinkwater

The trainer to follow on Saturday at Haydock is the lesser known Samuel Drinkwater who is having one of his best seasons to date and has some big chances at the weekend.

The first big shout for the handler is The Brimming Water who was a smart winner at Wetherby last time out and has a big chance to back it up off 7lb higher.

Drinkwater's big runner on the afternoon is Gallic Geordie who has really out him in the map this term and although not landing the four time last time out, should go close off a mark of 108.

Jockey To Follow - Brian Hughes

Champion jockey elect Brian Hughes will look to extend his lead at the top of the jockeys championship table at Haydock on Saturday and has some superb chances to do so.

In the first race of the day he sits on Minella Drama in the Grade Novice Chase and the seven year old has a huge chance dropping back in grade and up in trip.

He gets the mount on Richmond Lake in the Supreme Trial and then in the next Grade Two event he sits on Navajo Pass who took this race last year.

In the Peter Marsh Grade Two Handicap Chase he has a live chance with Empire Steel and then in the three mile Handicap Hurdle teams up with Charlie Longsdon on Moon King.

Finally, in the last event of the day he is given his best chance of a winner with Sacre Pierre who is looking to bounce back from his fall last time out.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing