Who To Follow On Day Two Of The Grand National Meeting

Horse To Follow - Shan Blue

In the Grade One Mildmay Novices' Chase over 3m1f and we are siding with the Dan Skelton trained Shan Blue to bounce back to form.

Having been a fair hurdler, this season he has taken his form to the next level by making his chase debut at Wetherby in October over 2m4f and winning by 14 lengths.

Off the back of that he went back to Wetherby and was stepped up to three miles for the first time in his career and he went on again to win by 16 lengths.

He showed clear stamina that day and his biggest asset is how well he jumps a fence, which made the Skelton's happy enough to send him to Kempton for the Grade On Kauto Star Novices' Chase.

He took on some nice horses including The Big Breakaway and blew them away in the final stages, jumping his rivals into submission.Last time out he was pitched back into Grade One company at Sandown in the Scilly Isles Chase and although jumping well was outstayed by Sporting John.Shan Blue last time out went to the Cheltenham festival in the Marsh Novices' Chase and although jumping well to start with and going from the front he was easily passed and outclassed at the shorter trip, by some in this field.The longer trip of Friday will help him but he does need to bounce back to his best.

Trainer To Follow - Nicky Henderson

Nicky Henderson has some seriously strong chances on the Friday of the meeting with runners in nearly every race and with that in mind we think he is the trainer to follow across the day.

In the opener he fields the talented Mister Coffey who has threatened to be a very smart horse and could fulfil his potential on Friday.

Other big chances for the masted of Seven Barrows is Caribean Boy in the Topham having been laid out all season for the race and Bothwell Bridge in the Grade One Sefton Novices' Hurdle, who looks a lively outsider.

Henderson has been in some fine form over the last two weeks currently running at a strike rate of 18.75% having had six winners from 32 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Nico De Boinville

Finally, Nico De Boinville is our jockey to follow on day two with putting Nicky Henderson up he is the logical rider to to put up aswell, and he also has some outside rides that could be profitable.

The British jockeys best chances on the day come from Mister Coffey in the first and in the Mildmay Novices' Chase he sits on Chantry House, who could be superb stepping up to three miles.

De Boinville has managed to have four winners from his last 20 rides over the last fortnight which sees him pose a strike rate of 20%.