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THE TRACKER TALLY | Runners to watch out for from Saturday’s racing

In the second entry of our new weekly series, the team compile their tracker notes from Saturday’s racing



Horse Racing Tracker Notes

Flat fans were treated to a cracking weekend of racing on Saturday, with several top-class cards scheduled across the British Isles.

Once again, our team have bashed their heads together in hope of picking out some tracker-worthy runners that could strike a little bit further down the line.

The Paddock Picks Squad have selected out a handful of runners that may be in touching distance of the winners’ enclosure.

Here are three runners that could be worth adding to your trackers.

THE TRADER (2:55 Haydock, 4th)

Under the guidance of Mark Johnston, The Trader produced a bold effort in the Old Borough Cup at Haydock.

The gelding was given a stellar ride from Andrea Atzeni after being confined to midfield for the majority of the contest.

The five-year-old made some headway in the final two furlongs, keeping on well to finish a length and a quarter behind the winner

The Trader looks at a workable mark and he could well be one to note over this distance in your tracker.

CHAMPAGNE PIAFF (3:10 Ascot, 3rd)

Champagne Piaff hit near enough every roadblock in the Lavazza Stakes and he could well have finished closer to his rivals with a clearer run.

Gary Moore Kempton
Gary Moore’s Champagne Piaff could be one to add to your tracker

After an awkward start, the three-year-old was held up at the back for most of the contest before meeting traffic when making headway in the final two furlongs.

Gary Moore’s gelding kept on well in the final stages, finishing fourth and he was promoted to third after Candleford’s disqualification.

Champagne Piaff was unfortunate on this occasion but he could well be competitive in this company without any issues.

HIERONYMUS (3:15 Kempton, 2nd)

George Baker’s Hieronymus produced a cracking effort in the London Mile Series Final at Kempton and is potentially the one to take from the race.

The gelding took the lead early on and he was still in front when making the turn into the home straight.

He was overtaken by the eventual winner approaching the final furlong, but he rallied well and was just held on the line.

The five-year-old clearly has a workmanlike attitude and he could well claim success in this company at some point.