@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 02/06/22

Epsom - June 02 2022
Epsom 14:10
Frankie Dettori


J: Frankie Dettori
T: William Muir & Chris Grassick
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 120
Days: 69

One of the big races of the afternoon is the Group One Coronation Cup over 1m4f and we are siding with last year's winner Pyledriver for William Muir & Chris Grassick.

The now five year old has been a real success story for the fairly small yard over the last two year, making his seasonal debut in June 2020 when finishing second at Kempton, but since then improving with every run and showing he is a real black type performer.

He headed to Royal Ascot for his second start of the season and he was a shock winner of the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes.

The colt was given a Derby entry and went to Epsom but having being bumped in the big field early on he ran no race and as a far as Muir was concerned they drew a line through that run.

He proved how special he can be next time out when taking the Group Two Great Voltigeur Stakes at York's Ebor meeting, being eased down in the final stages.

The St Leger was next on the agenda and with many pundits fearing he would not stay, they were proved wrong as the three year old finished a length third behind winner Galileo Chrome.

Although seeing out the marathon trip his trainer believes he is best over 1 mile 4 furlongs, but he did not give his best running on his final start of that season when only seventh of 10 in the Group One Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Back for another term last year the son of Harbour Watch finished a decent second in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket behind the smart Sir Ron Priestley.

With that run under his belt Muir, as ever, was bullish about the chances of his star in this Group One event last term at Epsom and in a very gritty fashion, he got back up late on when passed by Al Aasy to land the Coronation Cup.

Having a setback after that event he was next seen back in November winning the Listed Churchill Stakes over 1m2f and that was used as a prep run for his second in the Group One Hong Kong Vase.

Given a break again he returned in Riyadh at Group Three level and ran no race at all, but bounced back in a big way last time out in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan where he was a close fourth behind some smart stars.

That form sets the form.

Epsom - June 03 2022
Epsom 13:35
David Probert

Majestic Glory

J: David Probert
T: Andrew Balding
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 101
Days: 49

The first big race of the afternoon on Saturday is the Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes over 8.5f and another at a price we are taking a chance on is Majestic Glory for Andrew Balding.

Majestic Glory is a well bred daughter of Frankel that showed enough form last term to make us think she will train on and be better as a three year old.

Needing her first run at Wolves, she then went over 6f at Newbury and finished a neck second and backed that up at Newmarket over the same trip when getting off the mark at the third time of asking.

Stepped up to seven furlongs on the Rowley Mile in the G3 Sweet Solera Stakes she made it back to back wins, comfortably beating a G1 winner in Wild Beauty who she opposes again.

She was then tried in the G2 Rockfel Stakes and G1 Fillies’ Mile when being well beaten in both but returned this season in much better form.

Sent over seven furlongs in the Group Three Fred Darling Stakes she finished a staying on third behind two nice types to suggest that the step up in trip today will suit.

Each way player having been saved for this event.

Epsom - June 03 2022
Epsom 14:10
Jim Crowley


J: Jim Crowley
T: Charles Hills
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 108
Days: 43

Another Group Three follows on Saturday with the Diomed Stakes seeing a small but select field heading to post and Mutasaabeq for Charlie Hills is our pick.

A very likeable four year old for a top yard and connections who now looks to be turning into the horse they thought he would.

A smart juvenile winning his first event over 7f at Newmarket, he was then saved for his three year old career and made it back to back wins over the same course and distance.

Sent into the 2000 Guineas off the back of that run he could only finish a mid-field seventh on the day finishing behind some talented milers.

Looking to bounce back he ran no race in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, but then at Haydock in July he got back on track when bolting up in a Conditions Stakes.

However, up into Group Two company at Goodwood in the Celebration Mile he again flopped and left his trainers head scratching.

Now a four year old he seems to have matured a great deal and really knows his job, showing this on seasonal debut over 7f at Thirsk when easily landing a Conditions Stakes.

Trying to build on that he ran a cracker in the Group Two bet365 Mile at Sandown when a neck second behind the talented Lights On.

The way he got going late on that day the extra half a furlong will suit in this and getting a much clearer passage he should go close.

Value player.