1 MOGUL – AIDEN O’BRIEN
Brother to Japan and will undoubtedly come on for being upped in distance with a run either in Irish Derby or English Derby a strong possibility. Prepared to forget last run on the all weather in the Vertem at Newcastle
2 PALACE PIER – JOHN GOSDEN
Skips 2,000 Guineas after leg injury. Trainer will hopefully be getting the three-year-old into a handicap (preferably at Newcastle).
Sire of Kingman, won well both times last season and has bag of potential.
3 WALDONKIG – JOHN GOSDEN
Winner of 9 lengths at Wolverhampton. Big rangy, half brother to Waldegeist and related to St Leger Winner Masked Marvel
is entered in the Derby.
4 BRENTFORD HOPE – RICHARD HUGHES
Winner of a maiden at Newmarket this son of Camelot hacked up under Jamie Spencer on debut. Entered in the Irish Derby
5 BREATHALYZE – TOM DASCOMBE
One to look out with handicaps in mind at Haydock and Chester. Ran well in novices and tried to give 6lb to the useful Berkshire Rocco when finishing 2nd. Rated around 88 this one could well win a couple of nice handicaps this year.
6 THUNDEROUS – MARK JOHNSTON
Season curtailed due to injury last season after winning a listed event at Newbury. Form as worked out well & this one will continue to improve this season.Trainer rates this one highly
7 CLOG MAKER – MARK JOHNSTON
Another who should win a few handicaps as the season progresses. Rated 82 and has some definite leeway from that mark to win a few more races
8 OVERWRITE – MARK JOHNSTON
Rated 85 after winning at Brighton very easily. Another that should win a few handicaps this season.
9 HIGHEST GROUND – SIR MICHAEL STOUTE
Won after missing the break at Leicester under a hands and heels ride from Ryan Moore after losing 3 lengths at the start. This son of Frankel could be lively outsider for The Derby.
10 LOUGANINI – ROGER CHARLTON
Always note when a runner for Chalrton wins on debut. Typical long term project and his mother improved much with age. One to watch for later in the season.
11 QUADRILATERAL – ROGER CHARLTON
Despite winning over a mile last year this filly will seen to best effect over further. Race won last year is a good yardstick for the Oaks
12 AL SUHAIL – CHARLIE APPLEBY
Bred to come into his own over 1m 2furlong+ this season.
13 EASTERN WORLD – CHARLIE APPLEBY
Half brother to Thunder Snow, though finished 2nd at Kempton this son of Dubawi is bound to improve this season.
14 MILITARY MARCH – SAEED BIN SUROOR
Could be very classy. Winner of Newmarket race won by Best Solution in 2016 (same trainer). Related to oaks winner, trips of mile and half will be no problem.
15 MONATATHER – ROGER VARIAN
Not entered up for any classics though again being a son Dubawi, anything achieved last year was a bonus. Likely to be above average.
16 COLD FRONT – WILLIAM HAGGAS
Matched 1.01 at Newbury before being passed late on. Another expected to improve in 2020. Trainer is one to watch early on as seems much more bullish this season compared to last.
17 HIGHER KINGDOM – ARCHIE WATSON
This one was not over-raced as a two-year-old. This son of Kingman is one to watch. Lots of scope for this year after hacking up at Kempton last season.
18 CUSTODIAN – RICHARD FAHEY
Going to make a useful handicapper. We have not seen this one since August but expect the trainer to map out a nice campaign for this three-year-old.
19 BATTLE OF PARADISE – SIR MARK PRESCOTT
Rated 78. Bound to be rated much higher come end of season. Winner of a novice at Chelmsford which is working out very well. 2nd in that race Junooh won by 6 lengths next time out and now is with Doug Watson.
20 THEHEARTNEVERLIES – SIR MARK PRESCOTT
Probably one of the best handicapped horses around at 54. Typical this one has 3 runs over 6 furlongs when bred for much further. Been gelded, owned by Middleham Park Racing, bred by Ms Rausing. Expect a sequence of wins from August onwards.