Who To Follow At Ascot On Wednesday - 03/05/23

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Ascot - May 02 2023
Ascot 15:25

My Prospero

T: William Haggas
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 121
Days: 200

One of the best bets of the afternoon from Ascot comes in the Listed Paradise Stakes over a mile and from what My Prospero did last season he should not be beat here.

A model of consistency last term the son of Iffraaj was seen five times, making his seasonal debut in a Maiden Stakes at Newbury when comfortably beating Britannia Stakes winner Thesis.

Kept at a mile for the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown he was a very convincing winner of the event ahead of Reach For The Moon.

Stepped up massively in class to the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot he ran a cracker to finish third in a photo finish behind Coroebus and Lusail in a great race.

Sent to France when next seen up in trip to 1m2f he got back to winning ways when taking the Group Two Prix Eugene Adam, taking to the softer conditions.

Last seen at Ascot at the back end of last term in the Group One Champion Stakes over 1m2f, he ran the best race of his career to finish a narrow third behind Bay Bridge and Adayar, managing to finish ahead of the superstar Baaeed.

Ground is no issue in this event, he drops in class to a Listed event and having showed his ability at a mile the drop in trip should be no problem.

He is a short price for a reason and looks tough to beat.


Trainer To Follow - Charlie Appleby

Charlie Appleby sends a few nice runners to Ascot on Wednesday and with the way he has started the season he is the man to follow at the Berkshire track.

Appleby fields his first two runners of the afternoon in the Novice Stakes over a mile with Dancing Goddess and Veil Of Shadows both offering nice pieces of form heading into the race.

In the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Stakes over 6f, Appleby has the favourite Mischief Magic who was last seen winning the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland.

The Newmarket handler heads into the meeting sporting a strike rate of 25% for the last two weeks managing five winners from his last 20 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Hollie Doyle

Hollie Doyle has managed to pick up some nice rides across the Ascot card on Wednesday and we think she is the jockey to follow across the afternoon.

Her first ride of the afternoon comes in the Conditions Stakes for the juveniles and Action Point was a winner on debut and looks to be a well bred son of Blue Point. He could improve again.

The jockeys big ride of the afternoon comes in the Sagaro Stakes with Trueshan looking to get back to winning ways and he should strip much fitter for his first run of the term.

Doyle has a live chance in the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial with Bradsell for Archie Watson a Group Two Coventry Stakes winner and if fit and well after his setback, his course and distance form is rock solid.

Other rides of interest for the Hollie Doyle on the afternoon come from Tempus in the Listed Paradise Stakes and Rambuso Creek in the lucky last.