Who To Follow At Ascot On Saturday - 04/09/21

Horse To Follow - Alfaadhel

Our horse to follow at Ascot on Saturday comes in the Class 2 Lavazza Stakes Handicap over 1m4f at Ascot we believe the Roger Varian trained Alfaadhel looks a big each way price at 8/1.

The three year old is jocked up for the race and having been given over a month off since his last race, he looks certain to turn up, all being well.

Alfaadhel is a well bred son of Night Of Thunder costing 360,000gns as a yearling and this term he has been seen five times to date.

Making a bright start in April at Newbury over a mile when third behind the talented Foxes Tales, the colt then went to Chester over 10.5f and landed the first win of his career in nice style.

He backed that up at Lingfield shortly after again beating some nice types, but unfortunately after that he was sent to Royal Ascot on soft ground and ran no race in a competitive handicap.

Given over a month off he returned on better ground at Glorious Goodwood and travelled beautifully throughout the race, just being seen off in the latter stages by the smart Qaader.

Stepping up to 12f looks the right way to go with this horse and having been a eye-catching traveller of late, he is worth another go at 8/1.

Trainer To Follow - Sir Michael Stoute

Sir Michael Stoute could have some nice winners across the card at Ascot on Saturday with a handful of smart runners, especially in the handicap events.

In the feature race of the afternoon he fields Wahraan who is the 11/4 favourite to take the Lavazza Stakes and if carrying on his progression could go close.

Another nice type for the yard is the smart filly Star Seeking who has been seen three times, twice finishing second this season and this looks a perfect opportunity to go close again.

Stoute has a superb record over the last five years at Ascot, churning out plenty of runner and plenty of winners which has seen him run at a strike rate of 15% having fielded close to 650 horses.

Jockey To Follow - Rob Havlin

Finally, the jockey to follow on Saturday at Ascot is the second rider for John & Thady Gosden with Rob Havlin looking to have a handful of winners.

The experienced rider sits on Bouquet in the second race of the day with the juvenile running a nice race on debut and sure to come on for the run.

Another nice runner for Havlin is Kestenna who showed some great form early on this season and now back in handicaps could spark a revival.

Havlin over the last few weeks has been running at a 14% strike rate having landed five winners from 37 rides.