Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday - 23/01/21

Horse To Follow - Sam Brown

The Grade Two Peter Marsh Handicap Chase over a staying trip sees a field of proven stayers take to post and Sam Brown is our horse to follow.

For a race like this you need a horse that can handle a slog in heavy ground and the Anthony Honeyball trained Sam Brown fits that criteria.

The nine year old will be getting 9lb off the favourite Royal Pagaille, with handy 5lb claimer Ben Godfrey helping to take some weight off.

The gelding has only been seen once this season and it came at Carlisle over 2m4f and he finished a good third behind leading Ryanair Chase contender Imperial Aura.

Sam Brown loves racing around Haydock, winning a Novices' Chase at this meeting last term and with the favourite given a 16lb hike for his last win and unproven in heavy, our selection looks the value in the race at 4/1.

Trainer To Follow - Donald McCain

Donald McCain is a trainer in hot form heading into the weekend and on Saturday at Haydock he has some live chances that could see him extend his smart strike rate.

Over the last two weeks the handler has had five winners from 22 runners which has seen him running at a 22.73% win rate, which is remarkable.

On Saturday his main chances look to be Minella Drama in the Grade Two Supreme Novices' Hurdle Trial and also Nefyn Point in the lucky last who is carrying next to no weight in the handicap hurdle.

Jockey To Follow - Nico De Boinville

Nico De Boinville goes to Haydock on Saturday with a handful of superb rides, with many of them near the top of the betting in their respective markets.

In the first race of the day he gets the mount on Allart who is the 8/13 favourite to make it two from two over fences and quickly after that he sits on Llandinabo Lad for Tom Symonds, who is also high in the betting to win the Grade Two Supreme Novices' Hurdle Trial.

One of his biggest rides on the day sees him team up with dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D'Air who makes his long awaited return after a near career ending injury.

He will be the fifth different rider to sit on board the 10 year old with him needing to be on top form to land the three runner Grade Two The New One Hurdle.

De Boinville has been in electric form over the last two weeks winning seven of his 32 rides which sees head into the weekend with a strike rate of 21.88%