Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday - 10/06/23

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Haydock - June 09 2023
Haydock 14:35
Clifford Lee

El Caballo

J: Clifford Lee
T: K R Burke
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 112
Days: 70

The feature event of the afternoon at Haydock is the Group Three John Of Gaunt Stakes over 7f and the horse that takes the eye is the Karl Burke trained El Caballo.

A very progressive horse earlier on in his career picking up six wins in his career, starting as a two year old when winning on his second start as a juvenile over 5f and then on his final start as a two year old he stepped up to 6f and beat the talented Navello.

Starting his three year old campaign off at Newcastle when easily winning a Conditions Stakes, he then went up to 7f at Lingfield in a Listed All-Weather Fast Track Qualifier and he took to the trip well to score by a length.

Dropped back to 6f for the All Weather 3 Year Old Championships, he made it five on the bounce to collar Tiber Flow late on for William Haggas.

Sent to Haydock over 6f in the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes he showed his clear progression to make it six wins in a row, seeing off a late challenge from Flaming Rib.

Since then he has been seen on two occasions blowing out in both events, running no race in the Group One Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and on his seasonal debut this term he was last of 10 in the Listed Cammidge Trophy with the heavy ground going against him.

Getting back to a track he has won at before and now getting his preferred quicker ground, he has all the ingredients to bounce back.


Trainer To Follow - Keith Dalgleish

Trainer Keith Dalgleish sends a few runners to Haydock on Saturday and the majority of them have big chances which makes him a man to follow at the weekend.

In the first race of the afternoon Prince Of Pillo holds big credentials having been extremely smart last term and back into Listed company can go close.

Volatile Analyst goes in the Class 3 Handicap over 6f and now drops to a very workable mark of 93 having been running to a pour level.

Another nice priced runner for the yard goes in the Class 2 Handicap over 1m4f with Good Show looking to make it back to back wins.

The Scottish handler heads into the meeting sporting a strike rate of 24% for the last two weeks, managing to land four winners from 17 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore could be set for a good day at Haydock on Saturday starting in the Listed Achilles Stakes with Prince Of Pillo for Keith Dalgleish a very interesting runner.

Moore then rides the favourite in the Reverence Handicap for George Boughey with All The King's Men in consistent form of late.

The experienced rider then gets the leg up on the Harry & Roger Charlton trained Time Lock who will improve for his seasonal debut and holds a great chance in the Group Three Lester Piggott Stakes.

The feature race of the day at the Merseyside track is the Group Three John Of Gaunt Stakes over 7f and he rides the favourite again from Australia with The Astrologist looking to bounce back to form.

It could be a very special day for Moore according to the markets with him on yet another favourite this time for Charlie Johnston on In These Shoes.

Moore heads into the days play currently running at a strike rate of 34% for the last two weeks managing 12 winners from his last 35 runners.