Who To Follow At Chester On Friday

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas has not made the greatest start to the season but having already notched a winner at the May meeting this season, he has two runners on Friday that are worth watching.

The first comes in the Group Two Huxley Stakes with Mujtaba taking on Point Lonsdale and off the back of his latest success at Newbury he has to be taken seriously.

His other runner on the afternoon comes in the Maiden Stakes with Medieval Gold a well bred son of Camelot that makes his debut for the yard.

Starting to get back to somewhere his form was last season the trainer is running at a strike rate of 19% for the last two weeks.

Jockey To Follow - Billy Loughnane

Billy the kid has been the talking jockey on the flat over the last six months, rapidly seeing his claim come down to 3lb and a whole host of trainers are now using him for their horses.

At Chester on Friday he has a decent nook of rides starting in the Class 2 10.5f Handicap with last years winner of the race Baryshnikov holding a leading chance off the same mark as last year.

In the Chester Cup, Loughnane teams up with Richard Hughes on Bascule who has some fair back from and off a mark of 91 could fill the places.

The rider then jumps on the favourite in the Apprentice Handicap with the Gordon Elliott trained By Your Side looking to have a huge chance.

Finally, in the Chester Plate Loughnane rides the second favourite It's Good To Laugh for trainer Jennie Candlish with the gelding a winner at the track already.