Who To Follow At Sandown On Saturday - 04/12/21

Sandown - December 04 2021
Sandown 14:25
Mr P W Mullins

Chacun Pour Soi

Mr P W Mullins
W P Mullins
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 176
Days: 221

The Grade One Tingle Creek is one of the first monstrous races in the UK National Hunt calendar and we are siding with the Irish raider.

Willie Mullins bids to win the Tingle Creek for the first time since his sole win in the race in 2016 and has currently entered for strong representation in this years renewal via Chacun Pour Soi.

Having beaten re-opposing rival Nube Negra when last seen in the Champion Chase at the Punchestown Festival in April, albeit upon slower conditions, we think the same will happen on his seasonal debut.

He jumped markedly well that day, travelled strongly and kept on well to beat his fellow yardstick by five lengths, also beating Dan Skelton's counterpart by a further 19 lengths, reversing their previous form in the Queen Mother.

The son of Policy Maker remains relatively lightly raced for a 9yo and already boasts five Grade One's to his name; he's known to run well fresh from a break and we can be assured Mullins will have him in top condition ahead of his return to action.


Trainer To Follow - Harry Fry

Harry Fry is a well respected trainer that every season pops up with some smart horses from his yard and he runs two of them on Saturday.

In the first race of the day he is looking to give Might I his second outing over hurdles having bolted up on debut at Newton Abbot.

A more proven runner on Saturday is his Grade One winning Metier, who makes his long awaited return to the track in Listed company, having not been seen since the 2020 Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Jockey To Follow - Harry Skelton

Harry Skelton will be hoping for another big day at Sandown like he had last season at this meeting and he has some lovely rides to help him get into the winners enclosure.

In the first race of the day he sits on the unbeaten hurdler Hardkore who made a very impressive debut at Chepstow in November.

His big chance of the day comes in the Grade One Henry VIII Novices' Chase which the team won last year with Allmankind and this year they have Third Time Lucki.

Skelton is not without a chance in the Tingle Creek aswell, which he also won last year with Politologue, with Nube Negra fresh off the back of his demolition of the Shloer Chase and has a huge chance to back that up.

Harry Skelton heads into the meeting in superb form, currently running at a strike rate of 24% for the last fortnight with eight winners from 34 races.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing