Who To Follow At Ascot On Saturday - 01/10/22

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Ascot - September 30 2022
Ascot 14:00
Adam Kirby


J: Adam Kirby
T: David Evans
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 113
Days: 28

One of the big events of the afternoon at Ascot is the Group Three John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes over 6f and this looks an event that will suit Rohaan down to the ground.

Rohaan has been a superb horse for David Evans over the years starting by winning a handicap event off 55 to then winning back to back Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot, Landing the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock whilst also placing and hitting the frame in some of the best sprint events in Europe.

Having form on good, soft and heavy ground he is a very versatile character and off the back of what he has done this season alone he can't be overlooked being dropped back into Group Three company.

Needing his first three runs of the season which bought his handicap mark down to 109, he landed his second Wokingham Stakes off top weight and then went into the Hackwood Stakes where he was a close fourth behind Minzaal.

Fourth again in the Group One Prix Maurice De Gheest behind some superstars he was a massive eye-catcher that day but was strangely sent over 7f next time out at York's Ebor meeting and it didn't work.

Last seen at Haydock back to his preferred 6f in the Group One Sprint Cup he was a superb third again behind Minzaal and with the opposition in this field much weaker, this race presents itself as a big opportunity to get back to winning ways.


Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas is taking Charlie Appleby all the way to the wire in the trainers championship and he has some big chances on Saturday that could see him go back to the top.

His best chance of the day comes in the Group Three Cumberland Lodge Stakes with Hamish looking to back up his latest second in the Group One Irish St Leger.

In the Group Three Bengough Stakes, Tiber Flow and Perfect News go for the yard at double figure prices and then in the Listed event Queen Aminatu is looking to bounce back to form.

Finally, Tarhib will be looking to round off the day for the Newmarket trainer with the filly possibly better than her mark of 88.

Jockey To Follow - Dane O'Neill

Dane O'Neill had a cracking weekend of things at Haydock on Saturday and will be looking to do the same again this week at Ascot.

His first ride of the day comes in the Bengough Stakes with Ehraz looking to get back to his early season form and has a big chance to now back in a Group Three.

O'Neill then rides Allayaali in the penultimate event of the day with the fillies' latest third something to build on in this company.

Finally the rider jumps on Tarhib for William Haggas who has the potential to go close in a race like this off a mark of 88.

O'Neill heads into the weekend sporting a 20% strike rate for the last two weeks managing four winners form his last 20 rides.