Who To Follow At York On Day Three

Trainer To Follow - Charles Hills

Tomorrow sees some big races and the biggest one is the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes over five furlongs and trainer Charles Hills as his stable star primed for a big run.

Battaash is one of the leading contenders to take the contest but last year he ran below par in this and has been known to underperform on the big stage occasionally.

However, the gelding is said to be in fine form at home and with no Blue Point in this race he has some of the best form heading into the contest.

He is the fastest horse on the planet and this is the big race that his trainer wants to land and he has a very good chance at it this season.

Hills also has Garrus in the contest and he started the season off in great style landing his first two contests under trainer Jeremy Noseda, including a Listed contest over course and distance.

He has ran in better races since joining Hills' yard finishing a good second in the Group Three Coral Charge at Sandown and then a good third in a Group Two at the Curragh and looks like he could snatch a place with improvement.

With two big chances in the event Charles Hills is the trainer to follow tomorrow.

Jockey To Follow - Oisin Murphy

Oisin Murphy has some superb chances tomorrow having not had the best of weeks so far day three looks to be his day and he starts in the first with Caradoc who has been running to a good standard winning two of his last three races and is currently 1lb well in under his penalty.

With the second race pretty much a non contest with Stradivarius in the contest, the third race of the day is possibly his biggest chance of the day with Richard Hannon's Threat.

He got off the mark on debut and since then has finished a narrow second in two Group Two's in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and last time out in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, Hannon has been in strong form and another positive is Oisin Murphy jumps on for the first time.

Murphy has some other good rides throughout the day and we should see him extend his lead at the top of the jockey championship with hopefully some nice winners on Friday.

Horse To Follow - Molatham

The Roger Varian trained Molatham has had a huge form boost with him finishing a narrow second on debut to Richard Hannon's Mums Tipple.

Hannon's two year old bolted up by close to 12 lengths in the Premier Yearling Stakes on day two and that looks some strong form heading into the contest.

The race is full of young juveniles that are either having their debut runs or come here off the back of a prep run and Molatham can not have had a better preparation race than he did for this and has to be massively respected in the maiden contest.