Racing TV presenters and pundits decide their horses to observe for the Flat season


Our professional staff of presenters and pundits have compiled an inventory of horses to remain on the fitting facet of through the 2021 Flat season. Merely click on on the horses title so as to add them into your Racing TV Tracker.

This time final yr our presenters and pundits picked out some beauties to observe on the Flat, together with the likes of twin scorer Jap Sheriff (Rachel Candelora), Irish St Leger winner, Search For A Music
(Donn McClean), and Ardour (Fran Berry).

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Horse: Matthew Flinders

Coach: Ed Walker.

Age: 4.

He has performed nicely bodily for his winter break and I at all times believed could be higher as a four-year-old. He’s going to be an thrilling horse in these first rate handicaps and will make up right into a stakes horse.


Horse: Willow

Coach: Aidan O’Brien.

Age: 3.

Willow was a powerful winner at Leopardstown in October

Very spectacular on her third begin in October following on from two defeats in June and July when the steady’s two-year-olds have been out of shape. Her dam Peeping Fawn was a late developer, and this American Pharaoh filly ought to actually enhance at three. 40-1 for the Oaks actually appeals.


Horse: Flying Moon

Coach: Mike Smith.

Age: 5.

Flying Moon accomplished a hat-trick at Ayr when final seen

Regardless of seeing his mark rise by the thick finish of a stone resulting from his exploits final yr, Mike Smith is predicting extra success from this bargain-basement purchase.

The Ayrshire coach experiences that the gelding, a four-time scorer on his first marketing campaign for his new connections, has actually stuffed out through the winter and his bodily look provides him loads of confidence that extra success awaits in 2021.

He’s a tricky little warrior who by no means wins by far and look out for him rampaging across the northern scene at journeys between a mile and barely additional on most forms of floor.


Horse: Invoice Peyto

Coach: David Simcock.

Age: 3.

Invoice Peyto acquired off the mark at Kempton in December

Adopted up debut second at Newmarket with a win, over a mile, at Kempton in December. That Kempton kind has been franked umpteen instances.

This son of Acclamation is from the household of Melbourne Cup winner Almandin and, being owned by Australian Bloodstock, center distance handicaps over the summer time may very well be adopted by an autumn worldwide marketing campaign.


Horse: Beau Jardine

Coach: Roger Varian.

Age: 3.

Watch how Beau Jardine scored on debut

Took the attention within the paddock, the market and the race on his Newmarket look in October. A breeze-up buy final July, the son of Make Imagine was firmly on high on the line, despite the fact that he didn’t look ideally suited by the heavy floor. Appears to be like the kind to make an honest mile to ten-furlong performer.


Horse: Chindit

Coach: Richard Hannon.

Age: 3.

Ended final season with a disappointing run within the Dewhurst however his earlier kind traces had proved very robust, notably his win at Ascot in July. He has cruising pace and straightforward approach of doing issues and may keep a mile at three. His fluent stride means floor on the quick facet fits nicely.


Horse: Sea Empress

Coach: William Haggas.

Age: 3.

Again finish two-year-old all-weather maidens are fairly often a breeding floor for future stars an increasing number of over current seasons, and I believe Sea Empress suits the invoice as simply that. I imagine she beat an excellent absolutely in Teona at Newcastle, regardless of being very inexperienced. With a wonderful coach in William Haggas, she might nicely make into an Oaks filly this season.


Horse: Taipan

Coach: Jessica Harrington.

Age: 3.

Taipan was a winner on debeut in November

Taipan received his maiden at Naas very impressively to rise up on the road on his solely begin. He has wintered extraordinarily nicely and has some fancy entries, and I can actually see him shaping up right into a top-class middle-distance horse. He received on gradual floor, however his motion suggests he will likely be solely higher on higher floor.


Horse: Al Zaraqaan

Coach: William Haggas.

Age: 4.

Al Zaraqaan has since scored at Kempton on his seasonal return

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Unbeaten in three begins final season, the William Haggas skilled four-year- outdated stays favourably handled and appears tailored for among the top-class summer time center distance handicaps.

A son of Golden Horn, he enjoys quick floor and, based on the pinnacle of Somerville Lodge, the Jorvik Handicap at York’s Dante assembly in Might may very well be his first port of name en path to a visit to Royal Ascot for the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes.


Horse: Pressing Enchantment

Coach: Andre Fabre.

Age: 3.

Broke his maiden at Chantilly in November, over six and a half furlongs, and adopted up over the identical course and distance in a February Situations race wherein he confirmed a tenacious angle conceding weight to most of his rivals.

This Godolphin-owned son of Showcasing is out of a ten-furlong profitable mare of the Aga Khan, so a mile shouldn’t be the restrict of his stamina.


Horse: Darlectable You

Coach: John Gosden.

Age: 3.

There are few higher households than the one Darlectable You hails from. As a daughter of Dar Re Mi, she numbers Too Darn Sizzling and Lah Ti Dar amongst her siblings and I’m certain she is going to observe go well with by profitable Group races. She made a promising debut at Newcastle in December and it’s not inconceivable she may very well be an Oaks filly if she’s prepared early within the season.


Horse: Love

Coach: Aidan O’Brien.

Age: 4.

Love landed the Oaks in spectacular type final season

Following the retirements of Allow and Magical, Love will likely be anticipated to determine herself because the inheritor to their throne. Stored busy as a juvenile, working seven instances from June to October, we solely noticed Love on three events final yr. Encountering her most well-liked good floor on every run, she managed to take our breath away at Newmarket, Epsom and York.

Now it’s time to rise from Princess to Queen! I believe this filly may very well be versatile from a mile to 12 furlongs and, floor allowing, Love might conquer all in 2021.


Horse: Ocean Street

Coach: Hugo Palmer.

Age: 3.

Second on debut at Nottingham, this Australia half-sister to Wigmore Corridor actually caught my eye when bolting up at Lingfield, belying herpedigree. I might not be in any respect stunned to see her beginning off in an Oaks trial for Hugo Palmer, whose strike price because the starting of September has been most eye catching.


Horse: Thunder Magnificence

Coach: Ken Condon.

Age: 3.

Thunder Magnificence was not crushed far at Group One stage final yr

A powerful winner of her maiden on her racecourse debut at The Curragh in July, Thunder Magnificence did nicely to complete fifth within the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes on simply her second run, exhibiting indicators of greenness and coming from the rear and racing vast. Her dam received over a mile and a half, and she or he shapes like a filly who might progress for the step as much as center distances this season as a three-year-old.


Horse: Hamish

Coach: William Haggas.

Age: 5.

A setback meant we noticed him solely as soon as in 2020. Beforehand a progressive staying three-year-old, I hope he makes it again to full health. Though now 5 he’s evenly raced and will develop right into a Cup horse. Some minimize within the floor fits him nicely.


Horse: Excessive Definition

Coach: Aidan O’Brien.

Age: 3.

Excessive Definition is the ante-post favorite for the Derby

Discovering the Derby winner normally means figuring out the perfect son of Galileo within the race. He has sired 5 winners of the nice race and I’m backing him to make it six with Excessive Definition. This unbeaten colt has received his two begins and appears a possible famous person. On each events he surged dwelling from seemingly inconceivable positions to win with ease.

He has loads of stamina on the dam’s facet of his pedigree so will keep 12 furlongs. He ought to be backed at 7/1 to win the Epsom Derby and doubtlessly may very well be the perfect now we have seen for fairly some whereas.


Horse: Indigo Lady

Coach: John Gosden.

Age: 3.

Indigo Lady was narrowly denied within the bet365 Fillies’ Mile in 2020

I believe this filly goes to be one to observe this season and was my tip for the Oaks in a preview programme not too long ago. I really feel it could be that it’s best following her from the Oaks onwards as others could also be too fast for her within the first half of the season as she is by Dubawi out of a Montjeu mare so is all about stamina.

She ran 3 times final season throughout a mile, profitable on her debut after which touchdown the Group 2 Might Hill on the St Leger assembly on simply her second begin. She ran one other cracker within the Group 1 Fillies Mile on her remaining begin, nonetheless wanting inexperienced.

She is clearly with a grasp coach in John Gosden and has already proven she is hard, having her three runs in six weeks, in addition to very proficient. I will likely be most disenchanted if she just isn’t worthwhile to observe in 2021.


Horse: Punxsutawney Phil

Coach: Brian Ellison.

Age: 4.

Punxsutawney Phil (named after the hog in Groundhog Day) received a aggressive bumper at Newcastle on Groundhog Day (February 2nd). Held in very excessive regard, the well-bred son of Shirocco raced keenly in midfield however stored on nicely after making easy headway over two-out.

Associated to winners with stamina together with Burn Some Mud and Nordic Mixed, Punxsutawney Phil ought to be a typical dual-purpose sort for Brian Ellison, so hold him in thoughts for some high quality Flat races in the summertime.


Horse: Rhythm Grasp

Coach: Richard Fahey.

Age: 3.

Rhythem Grasp was positioned at Group Two stage final yr

A stunning horse who is bound to enhance as a three-year-old. I felt after his maiden he might have received the Acomb, however he wasn’t seen to finest impact after when journey and floor went towards him twice. I imagine if stepped up in journey this yr then we’ll see a critically good horse.


Horse: Zanahiyr

Coach: Denise Foster.

Age: 4.

Zanahiyr has since completed fourth within the JCB Triumph Hurdle

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Sure, I realise this can be a “flat horse to observe” function and on the time of writing Zanahiyr is favorite for the Triumph Hurdle. No matter occurs at Cheltenham although, the Nathaniel gelding has the potential to make up into a wise stayer on the extent later within the yr.

On the very least he may be anticipated to do some injury off an preliminary handicap mark that’s more likely to be within the low eighties.


Horse: Thunder Moon

Coach: Joseph O’Brien.

Age: 3.

Watch how Thunder Moon fared within the Dewhurst

I have to admit to being barely shell-shocked when he acquired nicely and actually put in his place within the Dewhurst by St Marks Basilica and Wembley. From what I witnessed within the Nationwide Stakes at The Curragh, the place he extracted himself from a pocket contained in the furlong pole and sprinted to success by a size and a half, defeating Wembley, I assumed ‘famous person’.

One swallow doesn’t make a summer time, and all that, however whether or not it’s over a mile or again down to 6 furlongs at Newmarket for the July Cup, I will likely be following Thunder Moon.


Horse: Keep Properly

Coach: Hughie Morrison.

Age: 3.

From a household the coach is aware of nicely, the son of Iffraaj made a extremely promising debut at Doncaster final September. Ending runner-up that day over a mile, he’ll recognize no less than one other two furlongs and may break his maiden tag this spring earlier than occurring to larger targets.


Horse: Annandale

Coach: Mark Johnston.

Age: 3.

Caught the attention with a extremely promising debut at Ayr’s Gold Cup assembly in September. Made all to get off the mark over 1m2f at Tub subsequent time, then displayed tenacity aplenty to repel all challengers in making a profitable handicap bow dropped to 1m at Newcastle in November.

Whereas a Derby entry might show fanciful, I anticipate this Australia colt to go away a revised mark of 78 nicely behind throughout his three-year-old season, particularly when he steps as much as center distances.


Horse: Yibir

Coach: Charlie Appleby.

Age: 3.

Yibir ended final season with a victory at Newbury

I used to be very taken with the horse bodily for his debut, a race received by steady companion Grasp Of The Seas. An enormous brute of a horse and hooded for that debut, he regarded fully unfurnished and one who would enhance with time and age.

He completed off his season profitable the Haynes, Hanson & Clark over a mile and comes into this three-year- outdated marketing campaign rated 100. A brother to Nassau winner Wild Phantasm, he ought to excel over one other two furlongs this yr.

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