The first instalment of our horses to follow for the belated, but upcoming 2020 Flat Season. A further five horses will be posted next week. All of the below have been highlighted by our stable contacts are worth placing in your trackers for the season ahead.
GREYCOAT – Trained by James Fanshawe who’s debutants tend to come on plenty for the run, this colt by Lethal Force shaped with considerable promise on debut at Chelmsford on the 24th October when slow away, green and short of room before keeping on well in the final furlong for 3rd. Significant improvement can be expected from this colt this season and his work at home lately suggests he’s well up to taking a similar novice event.
PALAMOS – An unraced daughter of Blame, this David Simcock trained filly has been showing up nicely in her work. Considered above average by connections, she is a filly to keep an eye on this season having strengthened up and matured plenty over the winter and spring.
POETIC FLARE – A selection for members on March 23rd, this Jim Bolger trained colt by Dawn Approach travelled into his Naas maiden well before putting the race to bed despite obvious signs of greenness. The stable have high hopes for this horse for the season ahead and our contact at the stable has told me this horse must be followed accordingly.
EMARATY HERO – This colt by Lope De Vega shaped with bundles of promise on his debut at Newcastle last October and although he failed to build on that effort down in trip last time at Newmarket he has reportedly improved plenty since and failed to handle soft ground that day. The return to a mile and to better ground will see him to much better effect and the Karl Burke stable remain confident there’s plenty more to come from this three-year old.
ONE IDEA – Simon Crisford has always been a trainer to follow since taking out his trainer’s license 6 years ago and the father and son team (Simon & Ed Crisford) have a good crop of horses to go to war with this season. One Idea, owned by Sheikh Obaid, ran with plenty of promise on debut last November at Kempton, keeping on into 3rd having hung right in the closing stages. He’s a bred to be above average being a brother to the useful To Dibba and Real Smart and the stable feel he remains open to significant improvement over the course of the summer.