Who To Follow At Haydock On Saturday - 07/08/21

Horse To Follow - Potapova

One of the feature events of the day is the Listed Dick Hern Stakes over a mile and we can't look past the favourite Potapova for Sir Michael Stoute.

The filly was first seen in November when winning well at Chelmsford on debut over seven furlongs by close to seven lengths.

She then backed that up on seasonal debut this term in a Novice Stakes at Redcar when bolting up by eight lengths, looking like a group horse in the making.

The three year old was then stepped into Group One company at Royal Ascot for the Coronation Stakes over a mile and with a combination of heavy ground and top class fillies against her she only beat two home.

However, this Cheveley Park owned star is now back down in class to Listed company and if half the horse we think she is, she should go close.

Trainer To Follow - Sir Michael Stoute

The great Sir Michael Stoute takes a bunch of horses to Haydock on Saturday and could be in for a good day if they run to form.

He starts the day with Thibaan in the second race of the day who was a course and distance last time out and looks to have been saved for this event.

Stoute's best chance of the day comes in the Listed Dick Hern Stakes over a mile where Popatova is looking to bounce back to the form of her first two runs.

Stoute heads into the Merseyside meeting in decent knick running at a 21% strike rate having landed four winners from his last 19 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Hollie Doyle

Hollie Doyle heads to Haydock on Saturday for three rides, with all of her horses looking to have big chances of getting her into the winners enclosure.

Her big ride of the day comes in the Listed Dick Hern Stakes with Potapova and although the filly needs to bounce back she drops in class for this event and could dominate.

Other nice rides for the inform rider is Arthur's Realm for Ed Dunlop and Extra Elusive for her retained owner Imad Alsagar in the Group Three Lancaster Stakes.

Doyle has been in fine form over the last few weeks running at a strike rate of 17%, landing 10 winners from 58 rides.