Who To Follow At Aintree On Saturday - 05/11/21

Aintree - November 06 2021
Aintree 13:40
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Kielan Woods

Your Darling

J:
 
Kielan Woods
T:
 
Ben Pauling
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
OR: 127
Days: 25

A very exciting selection of ours at Aintree on Saturday is the Ben Pauling trained Your Darling who makes his second start over fences in the Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.

The six yer old gelding was highly touted to be a superstar off the back of beating the promising Flinteur Sacre in a bumper at Newbury on his rules debut.

However, after that nothing went to plan, pulling up in a bumper at Warwick and then never really showing any of that promise over hurdles.

He seemed to turn things around in May when winning his first event over timber an then given a break returned for his chase debut last month at Huntingdon.

Stepped up to 2m4f over the bigger obstacles he took to them like a dream to beat a decent field comfortably.

He is up 8lb for that win but he looked to have bundles in hand that day and should go well again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/08/23GAL22.5Gd10-139
28/01/23CHL20.5Sft10-6PU
27/12/22KEM24Sft11-25
18/11/22ASC21GS10-61
01/04/22NBY22.5GS11-94

Trainer To Follow - Tom George

The trainer to follow on Saturday at Aintree is the experienced Tom George who has some decent chances in some of the big races across the afternoon.

His leading chance is his stable star Summerville Boy in the penultimate event of the day with the gelding landing the event last year off the same mark.

Other interesting runners for the yard include Darling Du Large in the two mile Handicap Chase being well in with the weights and Hooligan in the Novices' Handicap Chase.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton is a jockey bang in form riding winners throughout the week and now heads to Aintree with a nice book of rides.

In the first event of the day he sits on Our Jet who makes his rules debut having finished third in a good point to point.

Other nice runners for the champion jockey include Aquila Sky in the Pertemps Qualifier, Beakstown in the Novices' Handicap Chase and Antunes in the two mile Handicap Chase.

Skelton over the last two weeks has been running at strike rate of 22% managing to land 10 winners from his last 45 rides.