The Winners Enclosure's 2023 Flat Horses To Follow

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


The first horse to follow is the the three year old daughter of Siyouni, Tahiyra has been seen just twice on the world stage to date, making her debut at Galway in emphatic style when bolting up by lose to six lengths, she was then saved for the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Taking on the proven superstar Meditate, she travelled into the race beautifully before breezing past the Aidan O'Brien trained filly to win with any amount in hand.

A star was officially born after that performance and if training on this season is a player in the 1000 Guineas and potentially Oaks if she can get further.


Next up is our only runner for Aidan O'Brien and that is the potentially smart Alexandroupolis who looks a big player for the Derby this term.

A three year old son of Camelot who was bought for 240,000gns looked a very smart prospect on his sole two year old run in September 2022.

Over 1m 1/2f at Galway, having had to bide his time behind runners, when Wayne Lordan found a gap he powered home to beat a staying on Espionage, who is his stablemate.

Related to Group One winner Kew Gardens, he has stamina in his pedigree and the further he goes the better he will become, especially on soft ground.


More of an obscure one is the three year old Deceiver for Daniel & Claire Kubler who will be winning races this term, having an entry on Wednesday at Kempton.

Seen twice to date he was a good third to the talented Arrest for John & Thady Gosden on debut over a mile at Ffos LAs, with the winner since going to finish a head second in the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud and the second winning next time out.

Deceiver was last seen at Newbury when only finishing a middle of the road seventh of 16 in a Maiden Stakes but the drop to 6.5f didn't work that day and back up in trip, he looks a handicapper to follow in the future.

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Dragon Icon for trainer Roger Varian looks a horse to keep on the right side of this season having made a pleasing debut at Kempton in November.

A winner on his debut over 7f at Kempton he pulled away from what looked an above average Maiden field to win by just over three lengths.

A 360,000gns purchase and being a full brother to the highly talented American Grade One winner Aunt Pearl, this colt could have a big season.

Denis Anthony

The final horse to follow during the 2023 flat season from TWE is the James Fanshawe trained Denis Anthony, who is a horse to keep an eye on in handicaps this term.

Needing his first two runs at Newmarket in August and Nottingham in October, the penny seemed to drop on his third start at Kempton over a mile when a good fourth of 13 behind the talented winner Wigmore Street.

Having three runs under hist belt now, he has been given a mark of 68 to go handicapping with and with him looking to have some in hand he should be winning races this term.