Three Flat Horses To Follow For The Upcoming Season

Max Vega

Ralph Beckett had a fine season last year on the flat, at one stage of the campaign firing winners out day after day and the yard was on fire.

This season we believe he has a big chance to do that again especially with this young horse Max Vega that has raced three times to date doing very little wrong.

The three year old started his career off at Salisbury in September finishing a bright second in a Class 4 and the colt showed plenty of scope to improve.

He was given another chance at a mile when sent to pontefract a few weeks later and he got off the mark, going clear in the final furlong to stake his claim as a proper horse.

Beckett believes Max Vega can be his Epsom Derby horse and with that in mind he was stepped up slightly in trip to 1 mile 2f at Newmarket and revealed in the extra distance to score nicely in a Group Three contest.

He looks a horse with plenty of scope for improvement and certainly one that could be even better when stepped up in trip again.


John Gosden, as ever has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the flat season and after another superb term last season he is looking to have the same again.

One big prodigy that he has acquired for the 2020 campaign is Waldkonig and this son of Kingman really does have a lot going for him and is already high in the betting for the Derby after just one run.

The three year old has a famous bloodline being a half brother to last season's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Waldgeist and on his debut he showed that star ability the family has.

He went to Wolverhampton in December over 1 mile 1/2 furlong and bolted up like a horse you have never seen before, running green but then powering away in the finish.

The further he goes the better he will be and he truly looks a special horse to keep an eye on.

Palace Pier

Another son of Kingman that cost 600,000gns that may be worth following for the flat season is another of John Gosden's stars with Palace Pier for owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

The three year old has raced twice so far in his short career and is still unbeaten making his debut at Sandown in August and drawing clear with ease in a decent field.

He went back to the scene of his debut win for his second outing over seven furlongs again and produced another star studded performance and now is just waiting to see if the 2000 Guineas goes ahead.

He could be a big player in black type company this season and is very highly thought of by his yard.