Young Apprentice Riders To Follow For The 2022 Flat Season

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Adam Farragher

Adam Farragher bounced onto the racing scene last year riding predominantly for William Haggas, using his 5lb claim to offset some weight in some decent races.

Although picking up an injury at the start of this season with his foot, he will be back at some stage and getting the nod in some big races this season by the likes of Haggas and Michael Appleby.

Over the last 12 months Farragher has been seen 176 times across the turf and all weather, managing 21 wins and 37 places, picking up total prize money of £164,679.

He has a huge future in the sport and when back from his time off the track, he is worth watching out for.

Harry Davies

More of an unknown rider and certainly one to keep an eye on this term is the 17 year old Harry Davies, who is a 7lb claimer that has already been given the nod by last year's champion trainer Charlie Appleby in the Godolphin silks.

Davies over the last year has raced 35 times managing six wins and a place for his connections, racing five times for Appleby and managing one winner which sees them have a 20% strike rate together.

The youngster has the world at his feet and although only managing seventh in the Lincoln aboard Modern Games, we should see this pairing team up more often throughout the season.

Benoit De La Sayette

Benoit De La Sayette controversially bounced onto the racing scene in 2021, when riding on the all weather for mainly the training partnership of John & Thady Gosden.

Given his first chance for the Gosden team on turf in last year's Lincoln Handicap, he gave Haqeeqy a superb ride to get him up close home, showing his skill and ability on the big stage.

Set to have a promising career for Gosden and other trainers, he got caught up using Cocaine and was banned by the BHA.

Back from his ban at the start of this season he will be looking to put that behind him and holding all the ability in the world, he could be very special.

De La Sayette during his career to date has ridden 51 times, winning 13 of those whilst placing in another nine events, which overall sees him currently hold a 25.49% strike rate.

Christian Howarth

Finally, ex football player now turned jockey Christian Howarth looks a huge talent on the track from his short career so far and could start to be trusted by bigger trainers throughout the sport this season.

Ex-Cambridge United striker Christian Howarth is attached to the Marco Botti stable and to date has been seen 159 times managing to land 16 winners and 26 places.