Who To Follow At Newbury And Warwick This Weekend

Horse To Follow - Never Adapt - Newbury

One of the key races at Newbury on Saturday is the eagerly anticipated Betfair Grade Three Hurdle over two miles and this race every season throws out some big name winners that go on to do great things in there racing lives.

We feel that this seasons renewal is one of the better ones for a while with the current field that is set to go to post but with many star names on show and with that there is great value on offer.

The Nicky Henderson trainer Never Adapt has the potential to turn into a star mare, not having much racing experience during campaign as a race horse but has shown bundles of ability on her four starts.

The five year old mare won over in France in 2018 and was then bought by JP McManus and moved over to England and given to Mr Henderson.

She finished third in November 2018 at Cheltenham in the Triumph Hurdle Trial contest being beaten by Quel Destin and Cracker Factory, who have since turned out to be very smart horses for their respective trainers.

On her seasonal debut this season she was third again in a decent contest but that was a prep run for fitness and she proved on her last start that she had come on for that run.

She headed to Kempton in a Class 3 over two miles and although pulling hard all the way round showed a superb attitude and turn of foot to clinch the race after the final flight.

The current 8/1 for the contest on Saturday with most betting firms looks very attractive with plenty of bookmakers also offering many extra places with a decent field set to go to post.

Trainer To Follow - Sheena West - Warwick

Sheena West is a trainer with not a whole host of horses at a yard but she is a very smart and efficient handler that over the last two weeks has a 50 percent strike rate with her horses.

She runs just one horse tomorrow at Warwick with Bard Of Brittany in the second contest of the day.

The six year old has seemed to really knuckle down since getting the added cheek-pieces on his last two runs, completely changing his form line.

He won nicely at Plumpton in January in a Class 5 and then stepped up to a Class 4 on his final outing at Huntingdon on Thursday to finish second behind a very smart hurdler.

Jockey To Follow - Kieran Buckley - Warwick

Young claiming rider Kieran Buckley has just one ride tomorrow and the youngster takes seven pounds off Some Detail tomorrow in the penultimate race of the day which could mean everything for the top weighted gelding.

The six year old gelding has been very smart on all of his three runs this season since stepping up to hurdles finishing a smart fourth on his debut at Carlisle before a career best performance over course and distance at Warwick in a maiden.

He certainly gets the trip and was stepped up to further on his last outing and finished a nice third with stamina a huge positive on his side.