Who To Follow At Ascot On Wednesday - 27/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Ascot - April 26 2022
Ascot 15:10
Jim Crowley


J: Jim Crowley
T: Richard Hannon
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 96
Days: 252

A cracking event on the Ascot card on Wednesday is the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes over six furlongs and Ehraz for Richard Hannon can go close at the prices.

The three year old Shadwell Estate owned colt was seen three times last term having been bought for 180,000gns and on debut was a huge eye-catcher at Newmarket finishing second behind the smart Noble Truth, flashing home late from off the pace.

He was bought back to 6f off the back of that run over course and distance at Ascot and went on to bolt up in Maiden company, breaking his duck.

Seen once more last term he was a strange fifth at York in the Group Three Acomb Stakes, with the race truly falling apart.

Hannon's horses seem to be slightly more forward than others and if progressing during the winter he could be a remarkable talent.

Trainer To Follow - Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon sends a decent team to Ascot on Wednesday with some established runners and also newcomers that could make their present felt.

In the first race of the day he fields the favourite Tahitian Prince who was a prolific winner last term and should go well with handy 5lb claimer on.

Dayyan looks to be a nice newcomer for the yard being a brother to a winner over the trip and then in the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes he has Ehraz who looked a smart prospect last term.

Jockey To Follow - Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley has made a fine start to the season and on Wednesday at Ascot could add to his tally with a handful of nice rides.

His first ride of the day comes in the Fillies' Conditions Stakes over a mile and Mukaddamah for Roger Varian and Shadwell Estate looks a nice horse going forward.

In the Commonwealth Cup Trial he teams up with Richard Hannon to ride the exciting Ehraz that will be looking to bounce back to form.

Another nice ride for the experienced horseman is Sir Busker in the Listed Paradise Stakes with the gelding a course and distance winner that does his best work at this track.

Crowley heads into the meeting sporting a strike rate of 21% for the last two weeks, managing to land four winners from his last 21 rides.