Who To Follow At Newmarket On Wednesday - 13/04/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newmarket - April 12 2022
Newmarket 14:00
Jamie Spencer

Ebro River

J: Jamie Spencer
T: Hugo Palmer
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: 113
Days: 192

One of the feature events of the afternoon at Newmarket is the Group Three Abernant Stakes and Ebro River for Hugo Palmer is the leading player.

The three year old was a very smart juvenile, winning on his second start at Doncaster over 5f on soft ground and then backed that up in Listed company at Sandown in similar conditions.

He then went into the G2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and finished a good fifth of 17 meeting trouble in running and he tried to back that run up in the G2 July Stakes and was a very close fourth behind some fast horses.

After another fourth in the G2 Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, he put up a career best to land the Group One Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh over 6f.

Going up a furlong next time out at the Irish track he was a good third behind Native Trail and Point Lonsdale in the G1 Vincent O'Brien National Stakes and then Ebro River finished his campaign off at Longchamp, where the long season looked to have taken its toll.

He holds the best form in the race and although liking cut in the ground he has proven form on quicker ground and should go close.

Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas is looking to hit the ground running this season and heads into the Craven meeting in some decent form over the last two weeks.

In the first race of the day he fields Enshrine on debut for Cheveley Park Stud and she has a superb pedigree being a half sister to the talented Sacred.

Another nice newcomer for the yard is I Am The Sea, who likes a nice son of Sea The Stars, who cost a fair amount and is expected to be a nice type.

In the Craven Stakes Haggas fields Al Mubhir, who was a nice winner on debut over seven furlongs at the track and could go close.

Haggas heads into the meeting sporting a 29% strike rate over the last two weeks, managing to land two winners from his last seven runners.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore is back in England having been riding for Aidan O'Brien over in Ireland at the start of this season and he has a handful of nice rides on Wednesday.

In the second race of the day he sits on the highly progressive Pocket The Profit who is looking for the sixth win of his career and is 5lb well in to do so.

In the Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes he sits on newcomer Kiteflyer for Sir Michael Stoute and The Queen and then in the Abernant Stakes he gets the leg up on the second favourite Garrus.

In the feature Craven Stakes he teams up with O'Brien again on Star Of India who has it all to do against the strong favourite Native Trail, but could pick up place money.

In the last two races he teams up with George Boughey and Sir Michael Stoute again and has two really live chances.

Moore heads into the meeting in flying form managing to land seven winners from his last 21 rides over the last two weeks, which sees him pose a strike rate of 33%.