One Horse, One Jockey And One Trainer To Follow This Weekend - 19/07/2019

Ventura Rebel

Big field handicaps are always hard to select the winner, but Ventura Rebel looks a strong fancy for many punters already in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes at Newbury this weekend.

One of two big sprints at the Berkshire venue this weekend, many may recall Ventura Rebel's second career start when he upset Lady Pauline on her respective British debut, at another part of the county in Ascot on the opening day of May.

The two-year-old son of Pastoral Pursuits then ran on to finish an excellent second at 16/1 to Simon Crisford's A'Ali in the Norfolk, and gained with every stride towards the finish.

Trainer and jockey are in flying form together, and combine together once more with Ventura Rebel here, who must be deemed as a strong contender to take this race.

Martin Dwyer

Former Derby winning rider Martin Dwyer may be somewhat of the forgotten man these days, but the veteran is still going strong with a hatful of rides this weekend.

The 44-year-old combined with his old boss Marcus Tregoning at Chepstow on Thursday, when guiding Trelinney to victory in the TTS Networks 20th Anniversary Handicap.

He has four rides booked on Saturday at Newmarket, including aboard Spirit Of Appin in the Listed Ric And Mary Hambro Aphrodite Fillies' Stakes.

Dwyer has been in good nick of late, riding two winners in the last week and picking up plenty of place money for varying connections.

After a quiet start to July, he is heading into a bit of form which can be capitalised on this weekend.

Andrew Balding

If there is one man and one yard that deserve a winner this weekend, it's Andrew Balding's team after they were left to mourn the death of stable favourite Beat The Bank on Saturday.

The loss of the King Power horse was a very hard one to take for the team as well as the former owner, who invested so much into horse racing before his own tragic death last Autumn.

Srivaddhanaprabha's son has continued the operation, and the Leicester City boys will have a few chances this weekend to put smiles back on their faces.

Balding has had seven winners in the past two weeks - from a half-century of rides, operating at a 14% strike rate.

Fox Chairman - a gutsy second at Ascot, and classy sprinter Donjuan Triumphant look the pick of his chances this weekend at Newbury.