Who To Follow At Ascot On Saturday

Horse To Follow - Happy Power

Arguably the trickiest race of the day to call on the day is the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over one mile and another race that will be on heavy ground could bring a big priced winner.

We are hoping this is the case as the outsider of the field Happy Power for trainer Andrew Balding looks very overpriced and his trainer has spoken highly about this three year old in the run up to this race.

On paper the son of Dark Angel does not display the greatest form line but in soft conditions comes into his own and he should handle the surface better than most.

On his less than preferred good ground he finished fourth behind Too Darn Hot and Circus Maximus at Goodwood in the Group one Sussex Stakes and if getting back to that form can be a real handful.

Trainer To Follow - Ralph Beckett

Ralph Beckett is the trainer to follow in flat racing at the moment having a superb strike rate of 27.5% for the last two weeks landing six winners last weekend including a four timer at Newmarket.

He has two runners on British Champions Day that are worth some interest and in his current form you can't look past them both having good chances.

Antonia De Vega goes for him in the Fillies & Mares Stakes and this three year old has only been raced once this season at Newbury on soft ground where she landed a decent Listed contest.

This Group One has been the plan for a while and coming into it off the back of a nice prep run in similar conditions makes her a serious candidate.

The final runner for the British trainer comes in the Balmoral Handicap and Biometric looks to have a solid chance being a Royal Ascot in the Britannia Stakes over course and distance and that was his only run with cut in the ground and he gave his best performance of the season.

Jockey To Follow - Pierre-Charles Boudot

The recent Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winning jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot heads over to England for a host of superb rides on Saturday and we believe he has a huge chance of carrying on his great form.

Across Arc weekend at Longchamp he managed to land six contests including the pinnacle of flat racing when Waldgeist shocked the world to narrowly beat Enable.

In the first race of the day he sits on the William Haggas trained One Master who revels in muddy underfoot conditions landing both her Group One wins in those conditions in which this jockey sat on her last time out.

She has not raced at six furlongs much in her career with seven furlongs to a mile being her stand out trip but this stiff test in what looks like a bog at Ascot will suit.

He rides Pink Dogwood in the Fillies & Mares Stakes with the filly needing to bounce back to form when finishing a narrow second in the Epsom Oaks in May and if doing that could be in the mix.

He sits on the favourite in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with The Revenant who during his career has raced 10 times winning eight of them with one of them coming in England at Epsom when with trainer Hugo Palmer.

Under his trainer Graffard the gelding has landed Group Two and Three races with ease with the majority of his victories coming on either soft, very soft or heavy conditions which makes him perfect for the weekend.

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