Who To Follow At Newbury On Saturday - 27/03/21

Horse To Follow - Rose Of Acardia

The feature event at Newbury on Saturday is the Grade Two Mares' Novices' Hurdle and with a decent sized field heading to post we have a win and each way selection.

The Colin Tizzard trained Rose Of Arcadia has took the eye at 4/1 in the Cheveley Park Stud colours and this season over hurdles has done very little wrong.

Having won her P2P in December 2019 she was bought for £170,000 and given to Tizzard who gave the mare her rules debut in March 2020 in a bumper at Taunton and she was an impressive winner.

Stepped over hurdles this term, she made her seasonal debut at Ffos Las and looked to need the run finishing fourth of 10.

Since then she has been superb, finishing a narrow second over Christmas at Wincanton and at the same track next time out she broke her maiden tag when stepped up in trip.

She is sure to improve from that run and the second and third in that race have since gone on and won some nice events.

Trainer To Follow - Nicky Henderson

Nicky Henderson has some nice chances at Newbury on Saturday and he heads into the weekend having had some good winners at Musselburgh on Friday.

The master of Seven Barrows best chances across the day look to be Hooper in the Novices' Handicap Hurdle, who has been superbly consistent this term.

Another big chance for him is the exciting £570,000 purchase for JP McManus with Jonbon, being a full brother to Douvan, making his rules debut.

Henderson over the last two weeks has been running at a 16% strike rate with eight winners from 50 runners and two of those winners came at the Cheltenham festival.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Cobden

The jockey we believe that will pay to follow on Saturday is Harry Cobden, who has been quiet over the last few weeks, but landed a winner on Friday and will be looking to keep himself in the jockeys Championship.

At the weekend one of Cobden's best chances of the day comes from Good Ball in the Novices' Handicap Hurdle, making his debut in this sphere off a mark of 131 could be lenient.

He will also be hoping that Grand Sancy can bounce back to form having been a smart hurdler and novice chaser, but this term he has lacked enthusiasm.

Cobden has loved riding at Newbury this season having had 32 rides, nine wins and nine places which sees him pose a win rate of 28.13%.