"He could easily win the Guineas in the UK and Ireland," so says Emmet Kennedy about one representative in his Tote Ten To Follow.
It will be no surprise to regular listeners that the host of the Final Furlong Podcast has plenty of Ballydoyle firepower in his stable.
Emmet shared his 10 that he'll be cheering on this season with Tote...
A top class three-year-old who looks set to be a huge player in the top European middle distance races this year, mostly over 10f. I expect him to be kept busy this season and be a regular points scorer.
Yet another speed ball for Wesley Ward, she didn’t seem suited to a mile at the Breeders Cup. The Commonwealth Cup is her target, with more European Sprints on the cards. With American races also counting for TTF points.
Said to have strengthened up over the winter, Aidan O’Brien said on a recent Final Furlong Podcast that “we’re thrilled with him, he’s walking around Ballydoyle with a big smile”. I think he has a big chance in the Guineas and the Derby.
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A 1,300,000gns purchase as a yearling, he lived up to his price tag when winning the Group 1 Dewhurst. He has the potential to be a top class miler and could easily win the Guineas in the UK and Ireland and at Royal Ascot.
Winner of the Vertem Futurity Trophy last year, which has produced the last three winners of the 2000 Guineas. He could easily be a big Derby player while also running a huge race in the first Classic of the season.
She looks set to be a top class Sprinter who can mix it between 5f and 6f. The Commonwealth Cup could be on the agenda, but she has the speed for the Kings Stand.
Alan King had a fantastic Royal Ascot last year and this fella could give him an even better one, by winning The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Stradivarius could be vulnerable this season and Trueshan could be the one to sweep up some big staying races.
It was a close one between her and Shale, but with the latter out of Newmarket, I think Joseph O’Brien’s filly is the ideal type to have onside for the Mile and 10f divisions for fillies this season.
Unbeaten in two starts, he looked spectacular when winning the Beresford Stakes on his second start. He’s a top class middle distance prospect and deserves his position as Derby favourite.
The outstanding filly of her generation, she will once again be taking high rank in the major Group 1s this season, including the Arc.
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