Who to follow on a Saturday packed with action

Horse To Follow - Thyme Hill - Newbury

The big contest of the day at Newbury on Sunday is the Grade One Challow Novices Hurdle over two and a half miles and Thyme Hill for trainer Phillip Hobbs is our selection to land his first black type win of his career.

The five year old gelding has been remarkable all season winning both his contest in great style and showing a clear staying ability.

He started his life over hurdles at Chepstow in the Grade Two Persian War Novices Hurdle and seeing off some smart youngsters that have since gone on to frank that form.

The gelding then went to Cheltenham in the Grade Two Ballymore Novices Hurdle and again put in a strong winning run to enhance his credentials in this division.

He was destined for big things off the back of his third in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and he has a very big chance to fulfil his potential.

Trainer To Follow - Willie Mullins - Leopardstown

Willie Mullins looks an obvious shout at the big meetings over in Ireland but we think he could have five possible winners on Saturday.

One of his most obvious chances tomorrow is Kemboy who was a model of consistency last season winning four of his five contests last season including the Savills chase and overall picked up three Grade One's.

Others that have a big chance for the Cheltenham hall of fame trainer is Ferny Hollow in the bumper with Cheveley Park Stud had the bumper scene under control last season with Malone Road who was unbeaten before getting injured but they still went on the land the Champion Bumper at the festival with Envoi Allen.

This season they have handed the baton on to this four year old that looks a highly promising athlete who finished second on his debut at Fairyhouse in a 17 runner field and will only come on for that experience in this one.

Bacardys Should run a huge race in the other Grade One of the day having beat many of the field before this season and having the proven stamina over three miles to go well.

The other two on the card that could give Mullins a stellar day is Jon Snow in the first race of the day and Allaho who has some really strong hurdles form and if taking to the bigger obstacles could be a superstar.

Jockey To Follow - Keith Donoghue - Leopardstown

Keith Donoghue has a few nice rides on the Saturday at Leopardstown and we believe he might pay to follow with his rides being at big prices.

The big one on the day for the Grade One winning jockey is Ronald Pump for trainer Matthew Smith in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle

This gelding is a class act that has shown his versatility over both fences and hurdles winning races over both obstacles.

This season he has been chasing winning on his first crack at the bigger timber and latest he finished a good second behind Fakir D'oudairies who is a star.

Over hurdles last season Ronald Pump was a model of consistency taking his final two contests of the season in similar three mile events and that makes him a huge player once more coming back to this event.