@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 01/07/22

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Sandown - July 01 2022
Sandown 12:50
2(5)
Kieran Shoemark

Equilateral

J: Kieran Shoemark
T: Charles Hills
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 9-5
OR: 108
Days: 18

The first race of the afternoon at the Esher track on Saturday is the Group Three Coral Charge over five furlongs and the seven year old Equilateral won't be far away.

This gelding has had a remarkable career for Charlie Hills and last year seemed to be his best yet when starting his season off in January 2021 at Meydan and winning the 14 runner Dubai Dash for the second time.

He then went into the Group Two Meydan Sprint over the same course and distance and again won nicely from the recent King's Stands Stakes third.

Looking to land a Meydan hat-trick he stepped up to six furlongs and finished a close up fourth in the Group One Al Quoz sprint.

Not being seen since March 2021, he returned at Royal Ascot this season in the G1 King's Stand Stakes and finished a superb fifth off the back of his absence.

Maybe needing the run on that occasion, he should be much fitter for this event and dropping back in grade he looks a real player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/09/22DON5Gd10-17
29/07/22GOO5GF9-48
16/07/22CUR5Gd9-93
02/07/22SAN5GF9-56
14/06/22ASC5GF9-75
Haydock - July 01 2022
Haydock 13:05
4(8)
Jim Crowley

Double Cherry

J: Jim Crowley
T: Tom Ward
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 87
Days: 22

Next up we have a pick from Haydock in the bet365 Handicap over 1m6f and we are taking on the favourite Sea King with the Tom Ward trained Double Cherry.

The three year old gelding has been seen four times in his career, once as a juvenile last term when looking to need further than the nine furlongs.

Making his seasonal debut this term at Newbury upped to 11f, he finished a fair sixth in a smart race that has thrown out some smart horses in Natural World, Ottoman Fleet and Lionel.

Back to 10f next time out he was third in a Maiden Stakes, but gave the best run of his career last time out on handicap debut when easily beating a good fair field over 12f, pulling out loads at the line to win by three lengths going away.

The extra two furlongs will be sure to suit and with that win coming on soft ground and similar conditions expected on Saturday, he should keep improving.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/10/22YOR14GS9-12
23/09/22HAY14GS9-51
03/09/22ASC12GS8-104
02/07/22HAY14Sft9-46
10/06/22GOO12Sft8-131
Haydock - July 01 2022
Haydock 13:40
2(1)
Jim Crowley

Eshaada

J: Jim Crowley
T: Roger Varian
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 114
Days: 49

The feature race of the afternoon from Haydock is the Group Two Lancashire Oaks over 1m4f and we are giving another chance to Eshaada for Roger Varian.

The four year old filly was highly touted last season to be a very special filly and at the end of the term proved just how good she could be.

Running once as a juvenile in November 2020, she got off the mark at Nottingham in impressive style, always looking like she would get further.

Making her first start as a three year old last term, she picked up from where she left off by landing the Listed Haras De Bouquetot Fillies' Stakes on the same card as this.

Sent to Royal Ascot she was a close second behind Loving Dream in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes on her first try at 1m4f, but she was then sent into the Yorkshire Oaks and ran no race at all finishing last of the seven.

Given a bit of time after that she was given one more run in the Group One Champions Fillies' & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October and beat some nice types to land her first Group One event.

The key to this horse is juice in the ground and not getting that on seasonal debut scuppered her chances in the Group Three Al Rayyan Stakes, but having soft ground on Saturday gives her a leading chance if not having any issues from stall 1.

Roger Varian is also flying at the moment running at a 32% strike rate for the last two weeks.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
08/09/22DON14.5GS9-72
02/07/22HAY12Sft9-73
14/05/22NBY12Gd9-65
16/10/21ASC12GS8-131
19/08/21YOR12Gd8-127