Who To Follow At Sandown On Saturday - 03/12/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - Nicky Henderson

It could be a very fruitful day for Nicky Henderson at Sandown with this meeting always being good to him when it comes to winners.

In the first event of the afternoon he is looking to see Immortal put up a repeat performance of Constitution Hill in the race he won last year on debut.

Henderson then fields Call Me Lord off top weight in the Pertemps qualifier, alongside Scarpia who needs to bounce back to form.

The Seven Barrows trainers' best chance of the afternoon comes from Jonbon in the Grade One Henry VIII Novices' Chase with the gelding a class above the rest.

Another superb chance for the yard comes from Shishkin in the Grade One Tingle Creek Chase, with the multiple Grade One winner looking to put his last run behind him.

Henderson heads into the weekend sporting a strike rate of 28% for the last two weeks, managing to land nine winners from 32 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Jonathan Burke

Jonathan Burke could not be in any better form this season, picking up winners up and down the country and at Sandown on Saturday has a decent book of rides.

His first ride of the afternoon comes in the Mares Handicap Hurdle with Whisky Express looking to show she is a well handicapped horse.

In the Pertemps qualifier Burke sits on Midnightreflection who is 1lb lower than his last winning mark and could bounce back going back up in trip.

Burke rides Boothill in the Grade One Henry VIII Novices' Chase who steps out of Handicap company straight into black type.

The riders best chance of a winner on the afternoon comes from Love Envoi in the Handicap Hurdle over 2m4f with the mare looking better than her mark of 139, previously racing in Grade One and Two company, performing to a high level.

His final event of the afternoon sees Burke pick up the ride on Dunvegan for Pat Fahey in the Grade One Tingle Creek.

The experienced rider heads into the weekend sporting a strike rate of 22% for the last two weeks, managing seven winners from 32 runners.