Who To Follow At The Shergar Cup Meeting On Saturday

Horse To Follow - Group One Power

One of the better races on the card is the Class 3 Challenge Handicap over 1m4f and the Andrew Balding trained Group One Power looks an attractive bet.

The four year old this term has turned a big corner, not finishing outside the top three on all five of his runs and with the soft ground set to come it will be right up his street.

Having finished a good second in May over course and distance showing good form at the track, he has gone on to run well at Epsom and Chester.

Last time out on the Roodee he was a good third over course and distance, not getting the run of the race and if going from the front like he did las time here, he seems feasibly treated to go close.

Trainer To Follow - Andrew Balding

Andrew Balding is currently leading the flat trainers championship in the UK and heading into the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot on Saturday he can add to that tally.

In the first race of the day he fields the bright Stone Of Destiny who is a course and distance winner that seems to do his best work here.

Other big chances at Ascot for the Kingsclere trainer is Cleonte in the Staying Handicap, Group One Power in the Challenge Handicap and Star Caliber down in trip in the Shergar Cup Classic.

Balding has managed to land 16 winners from his last 66 runners over the last two weeks which sees him pose a 24% strike rate heading into the meeting.

Jockey To Follow - Tadhg O'Shea

Tadhg O'Shea may not be familiar to many in Britain as he plies his trade mainly in the UAE, racking up winners at Meydan and Jebel Ali.

He heads over to Britain for the Shergar Cup and has some lovely chances across the day which sees us put him up as the jockey to follow.

Some of his big chances across the day at the Berkshire track include Dance Fever in the Shergar Cup Mile, Count D'orsay in the Dash and Spanish Kiss in the Challenge Handicap.

He is a very experienced rider that loves riding at this meeting.