Who To Follow At Kelso On Saturday - 05/03/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - Donald McCain

Donald McCain has had a fantastic season to date and at Kelso on Saturday can extend that run with a handful of superb runners set to go to post.

In the second race of the day he fields Richmond Lake who has the best form in the race and will appreciate stepping back up slightly in trip.

In the handicap hurdle he employs a handy 7lb claimer to ride Hart Of Steel giving the seven year old a big chance to land a hat-trick.

Heartbreak Kid is also seeking a hat-trick having won well at Sedgefield and Uttoxeter recently and off 6lb higher has to be taken seriously.

McCain heads into the meeting sporting a 24% strike rate having landed nine winners from 38 rides over the last two weeks.

Jockey To Follow - Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes looks to be taking back his champion jockey status this year managing close to 170 winners already for the season and at Kelso on Saturday he has some big chances to add to that.

In the Grade Two Premier Novices' Hurdle he sits on the likeable Richmond Lake who has done very little wrong and having finished second to Jonbon last time out has leading form claims.

In the next race he again rides for Trevor Hemmings on Famous Bridge for Nicky Richards with the six year old having a big chance if jumping better.

Other big rides for the champion jockey elect comes from Nuts Well in the Listed Premier Chase, Severance in the Morebattle and Heartbreak Kid in the Limited Handicap Chase.

Hughes heads into the meeting sporting a 23% strike rate having landed 10 winners from 44 rides over the last two weeks.