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

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
William Buick

Victory Dance

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
Days: 21

One of the big events of the afternoon is the Group Two Superlative Stakes and disappointingly this year only sees five runners go to post.

However, it sees another strong selection from ourselves with Victory Dance for the Charlie Appleby stable looking a solid contender to take the race.

Making his debut over course and distance in the middle of June at Newmarket the 700,000gns son of Dubawi got off the mark seeing off a nice type for a John & Thady Gosden by a head.

The yard obviously thinks this lad is a bit special with Buick missing the Belmont Derby and Oaks to ride at Newmarket and also before the 48 decs stage they had another nice type primed to run but pulled him out in favour of Victory Dance.

That speaks volumes and having won three of the last four renewals of this race with the likes of Quorto, Master Of The Seas and Native Trail, he could be Godolphin's next big prodigy.

Ascot - July 08 2022
Ascot 14:35
Pat Dobbs


J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 113
Days: 25

The feature race of the afternoon at Ascot is the Group Two Summer Mile Stakes and Chindit could be very tough to beat.

Richard Hannon’s colt looks a class above this field and is priced accordingly by the bookmakers to go and do the business.

A smart juvenile winning all three of his first races, including the Group Two Champagne Stakes over 7f at Doncaster on good ground.The soft ground went against him in his last run as a two year old when well beaten in the G1 Dewhurst behind St Mark’s Basilica.

Returning as a three year old he landed the Greenham Stakes on debut at Newbury over 7f and then finished a good fifth in the Group One 2000 Guineas.

He was a fair fifth in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot behind similar horses and again showing he wasn’t quite a Group One miler he was fifth of nine in the Prix Jacques Le Marois.

Rounding off last season with a good fourth in the G2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood and then a better third back at Newmarket in another Group Two.

Back this term he made a winning start in the Listed Doncaster Mile Stakes winning easily and the last two times he has been seen finishing third of nine in the Group One Lockinge and fourth of seven in the Queen Anne Stakes behind Baaeed and Real World.

Classy performer that is tough to beat on form during his career.

York - July 08 2022
York 15:05
Stevie Donohoe

Rogue Bear

J: Stevie Donohoe
T: Tom Clover
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 91
Days: 57

Another nice event this weekend is the competitive John Smith's Handicap over 1m2f and with over 20 runners going to post we have played two against the field.

The first is the Tom Clover trained Rogue Bear who has been a seriously unlucky loser all season and we think Saturday could be his day to get his head in front.

Seen eight times in his career, he made his debut in April last year when winning over 6f at Doncaster on quick ground and then backed that up over the same C&D when third on soft ground.

Moved up to 7f at Ascot he was a fair fourth of eight on handicap debut and then when stepped up in trip in October at Nottingham he got back to winning ways taking out two decent handicaps over 8.5f.

Making his seasonal debut this term he finished a superb third of 22 in the Lincoln handicap off 87, drawn on the wrong side of the track and still managing to get involved only going down by two lengths.

Off the same mark he went to Newbury in the 17 runner Spring Cup and again ran a stormer to finish a narrow third in a three way photo behind Modern News.

Stepped up to 1m2f last time out over course and distance he hit trouble in running but flew home late to again go down by a head in second.

Now off a mark of 91 he still looks on a workable mark and with him due some luck in running, this could be his big day.