Who To Follow On ITV Racing On Saturday - 08/04/23

Trainer To Follow - Charlie Johnston - Musselburgh

Trainer Charlie Johnston has a few chances across the four races at Musselburgh being shown on the afternoon starting in the opener with Lion Of War for Qatar Racing looking to spark his career into life.

In the next Johnston fields The Gatekeeper who was only seen a week ago when a decent fifth of 22 at Doncaster in the Spring Mile Handicap on heavy ground.

His final runner on ITV from the Scottish track is Themaxwecan who was a winner two starts ago at Ascot and already being a course and distance winner at the track he can go well in the Queen's Cup.

Jockey To Follow - Oisin Murphy - Musselburgh

Oisin Murphy travels up to Scotland this weekend looking for some winners and across the four races on the ITV show he has some smart chances.

In the opener he teams up with Charlie Johnston with Lion Of War for his retained owners Qatar Racing and although this horse has shown little to date he is bred to be much better.

The three time champion jockey then rides the favourite Came From The Dark in the Sprint Cup Handicap with the seven year old now down to a lowly mark of 97.

Finally, Murphy teams up again with Johnston to ride C&D winner Themaxwecan who has been well backed from 33/1 into 14/1.

Murphy heads into the weekend in fine form currently running at a strike rate of 27% for the last two weeks, managing to land 13 winners from his last 49 rides.