Who To Follow On ITV Racing This Saturday

Horse To Follow - Time To Get Up

Uttoxeter's big race of the day is the Midland Grand National that every year always sees some superb stayers land the event and this year we have two strong picks.

The first is the Jonjo O'Neill trained Time To Get Up, who was taken out of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham to run in this race which says a lot.

The eight yer old is lightly raced for his age and this season has shown over staying trips just how smart he can be and if handling the extra distance will also enjoy the conditions.

He made his seasonal debut at Aintree in November when finishing third behind Canelo in a Limited Handicap Chase and next time out he went to Wetherby and could only manage fourth over 2m4f.

It was obvious he needed a step up in trip and last time out he went to Wincanton over 3m1f and was a wide margin winner of the Dick Hunt Trophy.

He is very unexposed and that should play to his strengths in this race, getting back to good ground.

Trainer To Follow - Olly Murphy - Uttoxeter

Olly Murphy has had a hit and miss season, but in 2021 his horses have been performing more like you think they would with plenty of winners.

After not managing a winner at the Cheltenham festival he will be looking to bounce back to form at Uttoxeter, which is a track he does well at.

This season at the track, Murphy has managed seven winners and six places from 36 runners which sees him running at a 19.44% strike rate.

The handlers big chance of the day looks to be Nicholson at a big price, who now looks to have better ground he has been hoping for all season.

Jockey To Follow - Ben Jones - Kempton

Ben Jones is a very handy 3lb claimer that not many racing fans will have heard of, but having risen through the ranks over the last year or so, he looks to be a big talent.

At Kempton on Saturday the youngster has some nice rides with one of his stand outs coming from Straw Fan Jack in the Class 4 Novices' Hurdle.

Jones has a superb record at Kempton this season racing seven times, winning once and placing in five of his events, which sees him pose a credible 15% win rate.