Who To Follow At Newmarket On Saturday - 30/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newmarket - April 29 2022
Newmarket 14:40
William Buick

Native Trail

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 122
Days: 17

The feature race of the afternoon is the Group One 2000 Guineas with the first Classic of the season seeing 15 runners head to post and Native Trail is the one to beat.

We can't look past the favourite Native Trail in this one with the Charlie Appleby trained animal now unbeaten in all five starts and having shown his class on three year old debut, he has obviously trained on.

As last year's champion two year old, he landed four races including a maiden at Sandown, the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket, his first Group One in the National Stakes at the Curragh and he round the season off by taking his second top flight race in the Dewhurst Stakes.

Hoping he would be just as good or event better as a three year old he returned in his prep run for this event over the Guineas course and distance in the G3 Craven Stakes and having taken a little time to get going he powered away from a nice horse in Claymore.

This is his trickiest task to date with dangers all around him but with Buick picking him and his record to date, he is very hard to overlook.


Trainer To Follow - Charlie Appleby

Charlie Appleby has some smart runners at Newmarket on Saturday with him holding the leading cards in the first Classic of the season.

His first big runner of the afternoon comes in the Suffolk Handicap over 1m1f with the expensive Dhababi looking to get back to winning ways.

In the 2000 Guineas Appleby has the two market leaders with Native Trail and Coroebus looking to show the world just how special they are.

Another nice runner is the King Of Time who is looking to land a hat-trick of winners and Private Signal also goes in the same race for the yard and has a chance.

Appleby heads into the meeting sporting a 40% strike rate for the last two weeks managing eight winners from his last 20 runners.

Jockey To Follow - James Doyle

James Doyle, although the second the string rider for Godolphin has a handful of nice rides on Saturday, also picking up mounts for other owners.

His best chance of the day comes in the opener with Flotus being placed into a Listed event having finished a close second in a Group One over the same course and distance last time out.

Doyle then jumps on Apollo One who is a big price having form at the trip and his handicap mark is falling all the time.

Other nice rides for the inform rider include Cap Francais for Ian Williams, Saint Lawrence in the Palace House Stakes, Coroebus in the 2000 Guineas, Tritonic back on the flat and Private Signal.