One Horse, One Jockey And One Trainer To Follow This Weekend - 11/07/2019

Dream Of Dreams

Dream Of Dreams represents every value and method trainer Sir Michael Stoute invests in his horses.

The veteran boss has invested patience in almost all of his horses over the years, and his philosophy has certainly paid off with the likes of Crystal Ocean - who landed his first Group One in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

Another progressing individual is Dream Of Dreams - owned by Saeed Suhail, who produced a career best when finishing a neck-second to Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

The five-year-old made up a tremendous amount of ground that day operating similar tactics as usual, and came within inches of landing a hat-trick of victories, but for the brave and gamely Godolphin colt who just held on.

Dream Of Dreams won on his two starts beforehand at Chelmsford and Windsor, and is back in action - remaining at the top grade, in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.

He does have form to correct at the course, but should be a lively player now he has reached his full potential, from stall number one.

Kerrin McEvoy

Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy appears to be enjoying every minute of his stay back in the United Kingdom, including riding a winner at Sandown on Eclipse Day on Make A Wish for Simon Crisford.

The three-time Melbourne Cup winning rider has plenty of mounts to look forward to this weekend, starting today on the opening day of Newmarket's July Festival.

Remaining at HQ for Friday, the 38-year-old will prioritise Ascot on Saturday where he has one of the market credentials to ride for Sir Michael Stoute in the Berkshire feature - the Group Two Summer Mile.

He will get the leg-up on the four-year-old Zaaki, who has already scored at Ascot as well as Epsom this season, and goes in search of the hat-trick.

As far as Sir Michael is concerned, he has one of the best jockeys in the world to do the job.

McEvoy also rides Epsom Dash third Blue De Vega in the Ascot opener, in colours he won aboard Jumira Bridge in Esher on Friday.

The Aussie has ridden five winners from his last 34 opportunities, currently riding at a profitable 15% winning margin.

Mark Johnston

'Johnston July' is in full swing at the moment, with the Scotsman training an astonishing 26 winners in the past 14 days.

Britain's leading trainer had two Royal Ascot winners this year to add to his career total of 43, in the shape of Raffle Prize in the Queen Mary and Baghdad in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap - both of whom are running this weekend at Newmarket.

The 59-year-old - known to have his horses in top shape come the seventh month of the year, has been sending his horses up but mostly down the country to compete and collect from his yard in Middleham, North Yorkshire.

He has plenty of live chances this weekend to further enhance his current success, with a very exciting two-year-old Visinari looking to follow up his impressive course and distance win from last month's debut in the Group Two July Stakes on Thursday.

King's Advice lost for the first time under Johnston in the Northumberland Plate and Newcastle recently, but certainly has claims in one of his entries - possibly the bet365 Trophy Heritage Handicap on Friday at HQ.

Incredibly - at the time of writing, he has 52 entries on Saturday's cards to confirm or revoke, and the pick of the bunch is arguably Matterhorn in the Summer Mile at Ascot, who bounced back to form with an easy win at Windsor last time out.

Johnston certainly remains a trainer to follow not just this weekend but for the month, and it would be a massive shock to not see him in the winners enclosure somewhere over the next couple of days.

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