Having trained winners of numerous Bonus Races, including the Derby, Oaks and Eclipse, William Haggas is one of the most well respected trainers in the world. Ahead of Royal Ascot, where the Newmarket handler sends plenty of strong chances, we spoke to him about the Tote Ten to Follow to find out who makes his stable.
William Haggas' Tote Ten to Follow:
Anthony Van Dyck - 4yo - A P O'Brien - Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
He ran a very solid race against Ghayyaith in the Coronation Cup and was the one horse who finished off the race the best behind a runaway winner. He lost his way last year but looks set for a productive season on fast ground.
Battaash - 6yo - Charles Hills - Hamdan Al Maktoum
He is a Champion Sprinter and I can’t see anything to beat him if he turns up in his best form.
Dubai Warrior - 4yo - John Gosden - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
A bit of an all-weather specialist but a talent, if quite a difficult horse, and I don’t think Mr. Gosden has got to the bottom of him quite yet.
Highest Ground - 3yo - Sir Michael Stoute - Niarchos Family
Did well to win and did it impressively on his only start as a two year old and is sure to be a useful horse this year.
Japan - 4yo - A P O'Brien - D Smith & Mrs Magnier & M Tabor & M Matsushima
His form speaks for itself and he’s a must for any middle distance older horse race this season.
Logician - 4yo - John Gosden - K Abdullah
He is unbeaten, stays very well and will be a dangerous horse throughout the season.
Mohaather - 4yo - Marcus Tregoning - Hamdan Al Maktoum
Was a very useful three year old who went wrong and should he stay sound, he should have a productive season in 2020.
Queen Power - 4yo - Sir Michael Stoute - King Power Racing Co Ltd
Is a Shamardal filly who has run some very nice races and might be interesting if dropped to a mile.
Stradivarius - 6yo - John Gosden - B E Nielsen
Is the best stayer in the country and should continue to prove that this season.