Who To Follow At Newmarket On Saturday - 26/06/21

Horse To Follow - Logician

The horse to follow at Newmarket on Saturday is the John Gosden trained Logician who steps down to Listed company fo the Fred Archer Stakes over 1m4f.

Logician was unbeaten is his opening six runs up until his second to last run, boasting a classic win in the Doncaster St Leger (Group 1, 12f) which is easily the pick of the form in this field. 

The son of Frankel suffered a life threatening bout of peritonitis in December 2019 however and it was a great miracle to see him run again, winning a minor two runner contest on his return. 

The Cumberland stakes followed with Logician going off 1/3 favourite however he finished last of four, weakening in the closing stages, beaten by an eventual 10 lengths. 

He then returned this term in May taking on the superstar Al Aasy in the Group Three Al Rayyan Stakes finishing a good third, just tiring late on.

The older he has got the less of a superstar he has become, but he is a through stayer that is still good enough to take out a Listed event and this field is made up of horses he should be beating.

Trainer To Follow - Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon heads to Newmarket on Saturday with some live chances across the card and for that reason we have put him up as the trainer to follow.

In the first race of the day he fields two runners in the Fillies' Maiden with Dark Tulip and Ardbraccan both looking to have big chances.

In other races across the day he has Zwelela in the Fillies' Handicap, Night Candle in the Listed Fillies' Stakes, Lost Eden in the Fred Archer Stakes and the feature Criterion Stakes, Oh This Is Us and Motakhayyel could both feature for the yard.

Hannon does not have a bad strike rate during his career at Newmarket having had 124 winners and 224 places from 1085 runners.

Jockey To Follow - James Doyle

The Doyler has a lovely book of rides at Newmarket on Saturday and for that reason we have put him up as the jockey to follow at the meeting.

His best ride of the day comes on the consistent Glorious Journey for Charlie Appleby in the Group Three Criterion Stakes with the six year old winning over course and distance in the past.

Other nice runners for the jockey include Winter Reprise in the Listed Fred Archer Stakes and Najat for Simon & Ed Crisford in the Empress Fillies Stakes.

Doyle has been in decent form over the last 12 months at Newmarket landing 13 winners and 16 places from 84 rides which sees him pose a 16% strike rate at the track.