Who To Follow At Sandown On Saturday - 03/07/21

Horse To Follow - Addeybb

The horse to follow on Saturday is the superstar Addeybb in the Group One Coral Eclipse and the seven year old will be wanting the heavens to open to get his optimum conditions.

The seven year old over a year ago went over to Australia for the first time in his career and at the back end of March 2020 became a black type winner for the first time when taking the Ranvet Stakes on his first start down under.

The big target whilst Addeybb was over there was to race in the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes and on April 11th, with the rain bringing his favoured soft ground, he went on to take the contest with ease.

Coming back over to the UK, he made his seasonal debut in the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot and he finished a decent second to the stand alone winner Lord North.

Haggas explained that he needed a run before heading to Ascot and was seen earlier this month when taking the Listed Doonside Cup, blowing away the cobwebs.

It looked a perfect prep run and with Magical, who beat him last year in the Group One race since winning another Group One, the form of the 2019 Champion Stakes looked superb.

Addeybb then went into the Champion Stakes looking to reverse some form and with the rain coming the gelding was an emphatic winner of the race, going on to land the third Group One of his career, seeing off a field full of top quality rivals.

This year he has been seen twice back down under, finishing a narrow second in the Group One Ranvet Stakes behind the smart Verry Elleegant.

The two met again last time out in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and he managed to reverse the form under a superb ride by Tom Marquand.

Having conquered Australia for a second time he is back in England and having swerved Royal Ascot he should be fresh for this Group One event.

Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas is set for a big day at the Esher track at the weekend having Addeybb in the big one, but also some live chances up and down the card.

In the Coral Charge he has the current second favourite Naharr that was last seen finishing seventh in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes and he now steps back to a Group Three event.

Other nice chances for the handler include Montatham in the Coral Challenge Handicap and Aunty Bridy Listed Coral Distaff race.

Haggas heads into the event in smart form currently running at a strike rate of 26% for the last two weeks, landing 12 winners from 46 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Marquand

Finally, the jockey to follow across Saturday is the inform Tom Marquand, who teams back up with Addeybb having saddled him to all four of his Group One wins to date.

Being a retained rider for William Haggas he will ride the best of his runners at the meeting with Naharr and Aunty Birdy looking to have big chances.

Marquand has managed nine winners over the last two weeks from his 63 rides which sees him head into the meeting with a 14% strike rate.