Who to follow at Sandown on Saturday

Horse To Follow - Fiddlerontheroof

The feature contest of the day is the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle that over the years has seen some remarkable horses win this race and we believe there is going to be another this time around.

Fiddlerontheroof won a good Irish bumper on his final start of last season and since then has moved to Tizzard's yard and made his debut at Chepstow in the Grade Two Persian War Novices Hurdle.

He was gambled on massively for that contest but could only finish a decent second just being outstayed by last seasons third in the Champion Bumper, Thyme Hill.

He then made his second start in England at Wincanton when again in another battle with a smart horse and finished second again but today looks an easier contest.

In what looked his big chance to get off the mark he headed to Sandown in heavy conditions and he did not disappoint bolting up over course and distance and that is what makes him the one to beat.

Trainer To Follow - Nicky Henderson

Nicky Henderson has not had the best of starts to the new year with his leading RSA favourite Champ falling at Cheltenham when looking sure to keep his unbeaten run but we think the tide is changing for the master trainer.

In the first contest of the day he fields his youngster Palladium who finished second on his debut in a Maiden Hurdle at Warwick and his trainer has said that the four year old is sure to come on for his first experience over hurdles.

In the final contest of the day he runs another bright spark with a big chance with Gunnery who has raced four times for the yard over hurdles but before that was a smart flat horse that if was taught to jump properly could be a serious asset over hurdles.

He won at Market Rasen before being very poor at Wincanton but put that right last time out at Doncaster and in a quick turn around should still have a lot to offer.

Jockey To Follow - Luca Morgan

Luca Morgan is a jockey that not many racing fans will have heard of but this seven pound claimer is a rider with a huge future and he has one big ride tomorrow with the Ben Pauling trained Delire D'Estruval.

He finished seventh at Ascot in heavy ground behind some nice horses and last season did the same and then went on to land a contest over course and distance at Sandown.

We are hoping the horse can go on and do the same with similar traits to how he started his term off last season.