Who To Follow For The Upcoming Flat Season

Horse To Follow - Mogul

With so many stars set to be unleashed for the upcoming season we believed we have picked wisely with our horse to follow.

The Aidan O'Brien trained Mogul was a very expensive purchase by Coolmore being bought for 3.4 million guineas and so far has shown big signs that he can live up to that price tag.

The three year old went to Gowran park on his racecourse debut and like many O'Brien horses needed the run first time out but still finished a decent second.

He then headed to the Curragh and managed to break his maiden in good style which set him up perfectly for the Group Two Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown where he won nicely.

He finished the season with a decent fourth in the Group One Vertem Futurity Stakes at Newcastle but now set to step up in trip this season should be the making of the colt.

The Epsom Derby, St Leger and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe are all realistic targets for the young horse and we believe with his pedigree, price tag and potential he holds he could turn out to be a very special horse this season.

Trainer To Follow - Richard Hannon

Many trainers will be looking to topple the likes of John Gosden and Aidan O'Brien off the top spots this season and a trainer that looks to have a better team than he has had over the last few years is Richard Hannon.

Having been ticking along nicely throughout the last few season, we really feel he can make this term count with some high profile superstars in his ranks.

Hannon has not really had a stand out Group One runner for some time but this season he seems to have three with the first being Threat who landed dual Group Two honours last season in the Gimcrack Stakes and Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.

Mum's Tipple is another big superstar colt for the yard who gave arguably the performance of the season at the Yorkshire Ebor meeting last year when romping home by over 10 lengths in the Class 2 Premier Yearling Stakes.

Finally, Hannon did manage to land a Group One last season with King Of Change who also finished a bold second in the 2000 Guineas.

At Ascot on Champions Day he managed to go clear in the final stages and take the QEII Stakes and his trainer has said he looks better than ever ahead of this campaign.

Hannon is a trainer on the up that has plenty of experience in the game and we believe he will have a huge season.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Marquand

The jockeys championship this season could be one of the most hotly contested event the sport has seen for some time with plenty of faces in with a shout.

With that in mind there could be plenty of jockeys that will be worth following throughout the season but the one we are sticking by is Tom Marquand

The youngster is one of the most up and coming jockeys in the sport, riding his first two Group One winners in Australia during the off season and now looking to be the first choice for some of the top trainers in the sport.

He could have a huge breakthrough season after landing over 100 winners last year and now this term he could take that to knew heights proving his worth in the bigger contests.

He was 16/1 last month for the jockeys title and now can be backed at a best price of 8/1 which looks huge value in this current field of jockeys.

He will have some big rides for William Haggas who also looks to have a smart team of runners ahead of the season.