Who To Follow At Newbury On Saturday - 16/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newbury - April 15 2022
Newbury 14:00
Frankie Dettori

Angel Bleu

J: Frankie Dettori
T: Ralph Beckett
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 115
Days: 175

The feature event of the afternoon at Newbury is the Group Three Greenham Stakes over seven furlongs and Angel Bleu for Ralph Beckett looks the class angle in the race.

Winning five of his eight events last term, having some top class form and the most experience heading into this race he looks the one to beat.

Third to Gubbass on debut last term he then went on to win back to back events at Salisbury and Pontefract handling both good and soft ground.

Running no race in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot he was stepped up to seven furlongs and suited it perfectly finishing a narrow second to New Science in a Listed event.

Getting his preferred soft ground next time out he landed the G2 Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and backed that up at ParisLongchamp when taking the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Arc weekend.

He rounded off last season taking back to back Group 1s stepping up to a mile in the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud and revelling in the extra distance and soft ground.

The colt is by far the most accomplished horse in the field and although he may like it softer his form on good ground is still good enough against this field and if not needing the run is a nice bet.

He has big targets this season with either the French or English 2000 Guineas on his agenda and if wanting to go close in them he will be hoping to win this.

Trainer To Follow - Charlie Fellowes

Charlie Fellowes could have a special day on Saturday at Newbury sending a decent team to the track having not made a bad start to the season.

In the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Stakes he fields Eve Lodge who showed a lot of good form last season and could out run her odds.

The Spring Cup Handicap is a nightmare for punters but at a big Price Fellowes has The Kodi Kid who is weighted to go well having not been seen since October.

In the Maiden Stakes Cumulonibus looks to be a nice son of Night Of Thunder and could out run his odds if coming on for his first two racecourse experiences.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore could be set for a big day on Saturday with a handful of rides for a spread of trainers starting in the opener with Red Verdon looking to get back to winning ways.

In the Dubai Duty Free Stakes he teams up with Andrew Balding to ride Majestic Glory who won the G3 Sweet Solera Stakes last year and has a big chance at the odds.

He rides Gubbass in the feature Greenham Stakes and then in the Spring Cup gets the leg up on the top rated Migration for the inform David Menuisier.

Other rides of note for the rider include Thesis in the Maiden over a mile, Morning Poet in the second division of that Maiden and Valsad in the Maiden over 1m3f.

Moore heads into the meeting sporting a strike rate of 17% for the last two weeks managing to land five winners from his last 29 rides.