One Horse, One Jockey, One Trainer To Follow - 24/05/2019


Leodis Dream - nicknamed The Cash Machine, can make it six from his last six for David O'Meara when he competes in a tricky handicap up at York on Saturday; the William Hill Sprint Handicap Stakes.

It is certainly a horse to follow this weekend, having won three out of three in handicaps this season, and although he does not always win by much, he keeps finding the necessary improvement to rise to the occasion and most importantly prevail.

Successful at Thirsk, Sandown (despite slow start) and Chester, York's track dynamics should certainly suit his needs, and a strong bid should be put forward by Daniel Tudhope on this rapidly climbing three-year-old.

Still holds an entry in the Epsom Dash next week, so not just one for this weekend, but for next too.


Donnacha O'Brien has a fine record in the past twelve months of being left with the choice of picking a subsequent winner of a Classic.

He picked up the ride on Saxon Warrior in last year's Guineas whilst Ryan Moore was stateside, and three weeks ago he selected Magna Grecia whilst the stable's number one opted for Ten Sovereigns.

It appears to be a going trend, and whether you call or it luck or not, Donnacha has established himself as an outstanding young jockey, whilst his brother and father take up arms as trainers.

He has ridden five winners from twenty-five opportunities, so is currently working at a 20% strike rate - not bad considering the level he rides in.

Could be another fine weekend for him, starting tonight at the Curragh ahead of their three-day Guineas meeting.


Charlie Hills has been in remarkable form in the last fortnight, collecting six wins at the start of Friday in the past two weeks.

Saddling thirty-three horses in all, he sent out Kadeem to win the opening race on Lockinge Day - the Listed Carnarvon Stakes, whilst on Thursday night Flippa The Strippa followed up his recent success by scoring over five furlongs on Sandown's middle track.

Hills will be fully aware that his big stablestars competing at the top level is where it matters, and none more so than his speed-king Battaash, who makes his eagerly awaited comeback in the Temple Stakes at Haydock.

Victory will see him in with a fighting and leading chance in the Kings Stand at Ascot in a month's time, yet a defeat would leave him seriously vulnerable.