Who To Follow On Saturday

Horse To Follow - Veracious

One of the feature races of the day is the Listed Dick Hern Stakes and the main attraction is the Sir Michael Stoute trained Veracious.

Although now odds on in the betting this mare should be a class above this field off the back of what she has done during her career to date.

The five year old, last year, landed the Group One Falmouth Stakes seeing off the likes of multiple Group One winner One Master and second in the QEII I Can Fly.

Although this is her first run of the season, she is dropping down to a listed event for the first time in her career and should dominate the field.

Trainer To Follow - David Simcock

David Simcock has been in rotten form of late but that has got to change at some point and with four chances at Ascot tomorrow we believe he will break his drought.

The horse we think is his stand out chance of the day is Omnivega who sees leading female rider Hayley Turner take the ride.

This season the four year old has just clicked landing a quick-fire hat-trick on all three of his runs to date and although moving up in the handicap is still improving.

The gelding won nicely at Kempton in February and backed that up in March at Lingfield, he then had a short break and came back last month at Kempton again and won a decent event.

He is now moving back on to turf but has some strong form off the back of his last race beating Cepheus who won a nice event at Glorious Goodwood, so that form is franked.

Jockey To Follow - Frankie Dettori

Although it might seem an obvious choice with choosing leading rider Frankie Dettori as the jockey to follow tomorrow, he only has two rides at Haydock and that is worth taking notice of.

The leading rider is in flying form over the last fortnight picking up five wins from 22 runners which sees him pose a strike rate of 22.73%.

He has only had six rides at Haydock this term and he managed to grab himself a winner and he will be looking to add to his 17% strike rate at the track.

He sits on the Roger Varian trained Farzeen in the Listed Dick Hern Stakes but his best chance of the day is for his retained trainer John Gosden with Global Giant.

On his seasonal debut after a year off the track the five year old took a Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton with ease, seeing off some nice runners.

Stepping up to Listed company he ran no sort of race on very quick ground, but he put that right last time out at Newbury when stepping up to 1 mile 2 furlongs, taking the Listed Steventon Stakes.

Zaaki looks to be the big danger but having never won over this trip he might not stay and the logical selection looks to be the improving Global Giant.