Jordan Yates' Haydock Preview. (19/01/2019)
It’s a really good card at Haydock this Saturday and this particular day is one of my favourites at the track. The Supreme Novices Trial takes place at 2.05 and it’s a certainly an intriguing affair. I’m going to jump straight in with who I think the most likely winner will be and that’s Nicky Henderson’s MISTER FISHER (11/10). Nicky also has the potentially very smart Angels Breath in the line up who’s the current market leader for the race itself in March, however his participation was said to be unlikely when Nicky was interviewed earlier in the week. Mister Fisher won well at Kempton on Boxing Day beating several smart sorts and is a horse that’s also held in a very high regard. James Bowen looks to take the ride. I’m a big fan of Thomas Darby who’s been left in the race by Olly Murphy but has a few entries over the weekend. Bright Forecast could well be the main danger to the favourite on the day.
The Champion Hurdle Trial looks set to take place at 2.40 and this year’s renewal has thrown up a very competitive affair should all of these line up. Brain Power got back to winning ways when reverting back to hurdles last time at Cheltenham by taking the International in smart style and it’s likely he’ll be a warm order again here on the back of that success. Dan Skelton’s Mohaayed comes here off the back of a very smart victory at Ascot last time in a fiercely competitive Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle. He also won the County Hurdle at The Festival last year and is an obvious player if taking his place here. He’s currently trading at around 7/2. It’s one of my favourite horses in training that I’m going to be having a punt on here though and that’s SILVER STREAK (2/1) for Evan Williams. He’s continuously progressed over the past year and also has course form winning the Swinton Hurdle here last May. A bold showing is once again likely under Adam Wedge. Global Citizen and Western Ryder both enter the equation should they line up.