Top jockey James Doyle selects his five horses to follow for this season

Thu 30 Apr 2020

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Multiple Group One-winning jockey James Doyle has revealed his five horses to follow for this season.

“Hopefully there are a few stars among them and we can get back racing soon,” he told Here are his picks:


Age: 3. Trainer: Charlie Appleby. Form: 2132

Watch what our experts made of the Autumn Stakes

He was second in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket on his final run of last season behind a nice horse of Saeed Bin Suroor’s [Military March]. The pair of them drew clear.

He’s a half-brother to Telecaster, rated 112 and has always shown us a lot at home.

We are hoping that he can step up his game and improve even on that rating this season.


Age: 3. Trainer: William Haggas. Form: 11

Watch how Boosala won at York

He’s owned by Sheikh Ahmed, rated 95 and is unbeaten in his two starts. I thought he was very impressive at York on his last start [in July, when he won a novice median auction stakes] and I’m very much looking forward to him.


Age: 3. Trainer: Charlie Appleby. Form: 11

Boccaccio wins well at Kempton on his second start

He’s got a great pedigree – he’s by Dubawi out of J Wonder. He was unbeaten at two. I also saw him this morning and he looks fantastic. We are looking forward to him.


Age: 3. Trainer: Charlie Appleby. Form: 111111

The Verdict: How good was Pinatubo when landing the National Stakes?

He’s a pretty obvious selection. We saw what he was made of at two and, luckily, I was able to feel what was capable of [when riding him in his first four races]. He’s a worthy favourite for the 2000 Guineas.

I saw him this morning and he looks outstanding and so we are all looking forward to seeing him back on the track.


Age: 3. Trainer: Hugo Palmer. Form: 112

Listen to what Hugo Palmer said after Powerful Breeze's narrow Fillies' Mile defeat

She won nicely up at Doncaster [in the May Hill Stakes after winning on her debut at Newmarket] and it was a gutting defeat in the Fillies’ Mile, where she just got picked off late by a very good filly in Quadrilateral, who is favourite for the Guineas.

Unfortunately, she sustained an injury during the winter out on the gallops [suffered some broken ribs] but hopefully she can get back into the swing of things and have a nice campaign possibly towards the back end of the season.

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