Who To Follow At Ascot On Saturday - 08/05/21

Horse To Follow - Albaflora

The Listed Buckhound Stakes over 1m4f is the feature race at Ascot on Saturday and the Ralph Beckett trained filly Albaflora could have a big say at a nice price.

The four year old was smart in the majority of her five outings last term, getting off the mark at the first time of asking at Haydock over 10f, seeing off some next time out winners.

She then was slightly upped in trip at York for the Group Three Musidora Stakes where she was a good second behind the Mark Johnston trained Rose Of Kildare.

Stepped up to 1m4f at York she was beaten by better horses, but bounced back to form over the same trip next time out when going down by a head in her first handicap.

She was last seen again going down by a head over 1m6f in a Listed event at Ascot, being beaten by the St Leger second Berkshire Rocco.

She has stayers in the family and also horses who appreciate cut in the ground, with the ground set to go soft she could be a big player.

Trainer To Follow - Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon has a fair few good shouts for winners tomorrow across the card at Ascot with plenty of horses that have either gone close or have already won during their careers.

His leading chances seem to be Lost Eden in the Listed Buckhounds Chase who is chasing a hat-trick having won over 10f at Lingifeld on his last two runs.

Other big chances on the day are Night Arc in the Novice Stakes and Motakhayel in the Victoria Cup, who last season won the 17 runner Bunbury Cup.

Hannon has been in fair form over the last two weeks for the amount of runner she has had, landing 13 winners from his last 87 runners which sees him pose a 14.94% Strike rate.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Marquand

Finally, the jockey who could have a special day and it might pay to follow him is the likeable Tom Marquand who has some seriously nice rides.

In the first race of the day he gets the mount on Dreamloper, who looks to have some good form in the book and made a smart comeback last month.

Another nice chance on the day for Marquand looks to be Acquitted, who is Hugo Palmer's only runner of the day at Ascot and is the favourite for the Victoria Cup.

Marquand has been in frightening form heading into the weekend, managing to land 13 winners from his last 50 rides which sees him running at a 26%.