Three Handicap Horses To Follow On The Flat In 2022

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Eagle's Way

The first horse to add into your trackers this season when going into handicaps is the Sir Mark Prescott trained Eagle's Way who likes a nice son of Gleneagles.

This handler is known for plotting horses in handicaps throughout their careers, and this horse looks the perfect plot job for this term, running him over shorter trips than what he wants only to be upped in distance this term and run much better.

The three year old has been seen finishing eighth, eighth and seventh on all three of his runs on the all weather over seven furlongs.

One to certainly watch.


Second up is the son of New Bay Hilts for Jedd O'Keefe who was seen three times as a two year old, needing his first run at Newcastle, but then got onto the turf at Thirsk and was a decent third behind the talented Tuscan for Charles Hills.

Back over the same course and distance on his final two year old start he was underwhelming, but it looked as though all three of his runs were setting him up for handicaps this term.

Making his handicap debut on his first run as a three year old he got off the mark up in trip to 1m2f and off a mark of 63, he won well.

He will go up for that win but still looks to have races in him in the future and is a handicapper to keep on side this term.


Abbado for Sir Mark Prescott looks to be a very nice colt to go forward with this term off the back of his three runs as a juvenile last year.

Making his debut at Chelmsford in August he looked to need the experience, but has since gone on to win twice in good fashion and overall he is bred to be better with age.

Sir Mark Prescott is a trainer known for running horses over further trips and getting the best out of them and this colt looks a perfect example of that.

Both his victories have came over 10f on both the all weather and turf and set to go up further this season he could be one to keep on side.