@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow At Royal Ascot - 16/06/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Ascot - June 16 2022
Ascot 16:00
Hayley Turner

Fresh Hope

Hayley Turner
Charlie Fellowes
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
OR: 82
Days: 34

One of the toughest events to call from a punting perspective on Friday is the Sandringham Stakes and we like the look of one.

This race is so tricky but we've gone for a tried and tested combination of Charlie Fellowes and Hayley Turner who have Fresh Hope and the pair together have won two of the last three renewals of this race.

Fresh Hope has been seen twice this term making her debut over 10f at Wetherby on quick ground when a close third behind the smart Rogue Millennium who went on to land an Oaks trial and not be fully disgraced in the Classic event.

When last seen on handicap debut she got off the in gritty style when dropping to a mile off a mark of 78 and only up 4lb for this event she could be extremely well in still and looks to have a big chance.

Ascot - June 16 2022
Ascot 14:05
Jim Crowley


J: Jim Crowley
T: Richard Hannon
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 106
Days: 34

The three year old Shadwell Estate owned Ehraz is our second selection and was seen three times last term having been bought for 180,000gns and on debut was a huge eye-catcher at Newmarket finishing second behind the smart Noble Truth, flashing home late from off the pace.

He was bought back to 6f off the back of that run over course and distance at Ascot and went on to bolt up in Maiden company, breaking his duck.Seen once more last term he was a strange fifth at York in the Group Three Acomb Stakes, with the race truly falling apart.

Back for another season he made his seasonal return in the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial and travelled like the best horse for a long way but just found very little, looking in need of the run.

Stripping much fitter for the run he returned at Newbury in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes and under a less than impressive ride by Jim Crowley, he still managed to only go down by a short head to the talented Tiber Flow.

He is expected to keep improving and although going into Group One company, his turn of pace in the final furlong was frightening when last seen and if being closer to the pace, he could hit the frame.

Ascot - June 16 2022
Ascot 17:10
Ben Coen

Ladies Church

J: Ben Coen
T: J P Murtagh
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 98
Days: 42

The final event of the afternoon is the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes over five furlongs and Johnny Murtagh looks to have a really nice filly with Ladies Church racing consistently five times as a juvenile last term when winning twice and placing twice across the turf and all weather.

This season she has only been seen once at Cork over 5.5f when finishing a neck second the highly talented Sacred Bridge for Ger Lyons in a Listed race.

Now dropping into handicap company off a mark of 98 she could be much better than that and with Ben Coen taking the ride and riding at a 50% strike rate for the last 14 days, it could be a winning combination