Who To Follow At Ascot On Friday - 03/09/21

Horse To Follow - Love Is Golden

One of our best bets on the card comes in the Class 2 Handicap over 1m4f with the Mark Johnston trained Love Is Golden looking set to run a big race.

The three year old will be joined by Silvestre De Sousa for the ride which is a bonus and off the back of his two latest runs, he warrants respect.

Having won at Chester on seasonal debut, he then went onto slightly struggle, but at the start of August bounced back to form in a big way when landing a staying event on the Roodee.

He then backed that up last time out when a good second behind a smart type for William Haggas at Hamilton and off the same mark he is feasibly treated in this field.Big chance.

Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas heads to Ascot on Friday with some lovely chances and having been in electric form of late we are hoping he can keep his good run going.

In the first event of the day he fields the Shadwell owned Khanjar who looked smart at Ascot on debut but flopped last time out on soft ground he will be hoping the return to a quicker surface will help.

Another big runner for the yard Ajyaall who runs off top weight in this weaker event than he has been used to this term and he is 2lb lower than his last race.

Haggas heads into the meeting running at a 22% strike rate for the last two weeks having managed to land 12 winners from 55 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Silvestre De Sousa

Finally, the jockey to follow across the afternoon looks to be the Brazilian Silvestre De Sousa who has a lovely book of rides for his retained owner King Power Racing and he has also managed to obtain some nice spares.

One of his best chances of the day looks to come on the Mark Johnston trained Love Is Golden for Mark Johnston with the three year old holding some leading form.

Another nice type is the Frankel colt Fantastic Fox who is looking to make it back to back wins after a nice win at Haydock last time out.

SDS has been a consistent performer this term, especially over the last two weeks running at a strike rate of 17% having managed five winners from 29 rides.