Who To Follow At Sandown On Saturday - 24/04/21

Horse To Follow - Plan Of Attack

The big fielded Grade Three Handicap Chase over a marathon trip sees some familiar faces head to post and we think it could be another Irish domination job.

The only Irish raider in the field is Plan Of Attack for Henry De Bromhead and with the trainer having a record breaking season, and Rachael Blackmore coming over for the ride, they must think this lad has a big chance.

This season the eight year old has been hit and miss on soft/heavy ground looking to need good ground and he will get that on Saturday.

Having been pulled up on his first two starts of the season, he then went to Leopardstown and finished a better eighth of 22 runners in the three mile Paddy Power Chase.

Last time over 3m2f at the Cheltenham festival in the Kim Muir he was running his best race of the season, when leading the event, but unfortunately falling three out.

The eight year old seems to have been waiting for this better ground all season and heading into off the same mark as his Kim Muir run could make him dangerous.

Trainer To Follow - Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls has had his best ever season to date landing a record 173 winners and counting heading into the weekend and we think he can add to that with some nice chances across the day.

His big chance of the day comes in the Grade Two Oaksey Chase where he fields King George VI Chase winner Frodon who should be a class above the small field.

In other races he fields Celestial Force in the first race who has been a form horse this season, Greaneteen and Dolos in the Grade One Celebration Chase and Enrilo in the Grade Three bet365 Gold Cup.

Nicholls has managed to maintain a superb standard of winners throughout the term and for the last two weeks he has had 12 winners from 53 rides running at a 22.64%

Jockey To Follow - Nico De Boinville

Nico De Boinville could have a cracking day on at Sandown on Saturday with a handful of lovely rides on some smart horses and having been in good form he is worth taking a chance on.

In the first race of the day he sits on the improving Lily Pedlar that could run a big race at a decent price and he the jumps on Mr Fisher in the Grade Two Oaksey Chase.

His best ride of the day comes on Altior in the Grade One Celebration Chase where he is looking to win it for a fourth straight year.

De Boinville has been running at a 17.86% strike rate for the last fortnight having had five winners from his 28 rides which sees him head into the meeting in fine form.