Who To Follow At Newmarket On Saturday - 01/05/21

Horse To Follow - Wembley

The feature event on the day is the Group One 2000 Guineas and it sees the first Classic of the season, with 15 runners heading to post we have two strong selections.The first is the Aidan O'Brien trained Wembley, who is the choice of number one rider for the yard Ryan Moore.

The three year old was seen more frequently than most of the runners heading into the race and he has been fairly consistent to date in his six runs, winning once and placing in all of his other five starts.

Having got off the mark three starts ago at Roscommon it looks as though soft or heavy ground could be the best surface for this colt.

However, he has been versatile running well on good ground aswell having finished second behind Thunder Moon two starts ago in the Group One National Stakes at The Curragh and last time out gave another career best in the Dewhurst Stakes when a narrow second to stablemate St Mark's Basilica.

He has shown that he handles Newmarket well and will benefit for the extra furlong in the Guineas, we think he is a big each way player with Galileo having a superb record as a sire in the race and he is the only runner in the race from that sire.

Trainer To Follow - Charles Hills

Trainer Charles Hills has had a wonderful start to the flat season and on Guineas weekend he could have a good time of things with some live chances.

In the feature event he fields Mutasaabeq who has been supplemented late for the event off the back of an emphatic seasonal debut over seven furlongs at Newmarket.

However, the handlers best chance of the day looks to come in the lucky last where he fields Crossford who was a smart second over course and distance on his first run of the season and he should come on for that in what looks a decent event.

Charles Hills is in some serious form at the start this season with five winners from his last 28 runners which sees him pose a 18% strike rate.

Jockey To Follow - Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley has a nice book of rides across the day on Saturday, with the Shadwell horses going well at the start of the season so far.

In the feature 2000 Guineas he teams up with Charles Hills with Mutasaabeq, who is certainly not without a chance, but his best chance of the day comes in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes.

He sits in on Al Zaraqaan who is a highly progressive individual for William Haggas and although being dropped into this event, he is there to see just how good he can be, with his ceiling waiting to be found.

Crowley heads into the Guineas meeting in outstanding form having six winners from his last 32 rides and that sees him pose a strike rate of 18.75%.