Who To Follow From Ascot On Saturday

Ascot - October 29 2021
Ascot 14:20
Stan Sheppard


Stan Sheppard
Tom Lacey
Age: 7
Weight: 10-8
OR: 140
Days: 203

The feature event on the card at Ascot is the London Gold Cup over three miles and the horse that takes our eye at the weights is Tom Lacey's Johnbb.

The seven year old has a progressive profile and for is age is still. very unexposed, especially over staying trips.

Making his seasonal debut last season in November at Wetherby he was an easy winner of a 2m3f Handicap Chase by four lengths.

Back over the same course and distance in a tougher event he unfortunately fell and was given close to four months off the track.

Returning at Aintree in April he stepped up to 3m1f and put in an excellent performance to finish a narrow second to the highly talented Happygolucky for Kim Bailey.

Running off only 3lb higher for this event makes him a player, especially receiving weight from most of his rivals.


Trainer To Follow - Anthony Honeyball

Anthony Honeyball is a man in hot form at the moment running at a strike rate off 33% for the last two weeks with two winners from six runners.

On Saturday at Ascot he has some superb chances to increase this tally starting in the Novices Chase with Kid Commando who is a winner at the course.

In the Listed Handicap Chase he fields another course winner in Sully D'Oc AA who has flown up the weights but still looks to be progressing.

Finally, in the bumper Firestream seems an exciting type that could go close.

Jockey To Follow - Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore has some seriously good rides at Ascot on Saturday which should see him frequently in the mix in most of his races.

In the first race of the day he sits on the smart hurdler Nassalam who makes his debut over hurdles and if converting his form could be a nice horse.

One of his best chances of the day comes in the Listed Handicap Chase with the favourite Editeur Du Gite a live player at the distance.

A very interesting ride for the jockey comes on the Andreas Wohler trained Estacas who could turn out to be anything but with the handler having a great record in the UK it is worth taking notice of.

Moore heads into the Ascot meeting sporting a 31% strike rate for the last two weeks landing five winners from 16 rides.