The first horse we believe will be worth following for the season is the Mark Johnston trained Elarqam who has been one of the most progressive horses in training this season and was a very unlucky third in the Group one Juddmonte International.
All season he had run to a good standard winning three of his last four races and his loss was a good third at Royal Ascot in the Wolferton Stakes on soft ground with the form being franked from that race.
He headed into his first ever Group One contest on the premises that he might not be good enough for this level but his trainer and connections can now firmly say he is a Group One winner in the making.
In the Juddmonte he met so much trouble and did exceptionally well to get third and if given an extra furlong may have challenged the leaders Crystal Ocean and Japan who made it a great renewal of the contest going to a photo-finish.
Elarqam is definitely a horse to keep an eye one for the rest of the season.
Credit - Racing TV