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Richard Hoiles’ Horse Tracker: My horses to follow

28 Jun | BY Richard Hoiles | MIN READ TIME |
Richard Hoiles’ Horse Tracker: My horses to follow

Follow this article to stay up to date with which horses the racing commentator is keeping his eye on this season.

You can follow all the horses in Richard’s stable with the Racing TV Tracker.

AL QUDRA

Added on 19 April 2024. Ran in what looks the deepest juvenile race of the season so far at Newmarket, where he was green and didn’t really handle the dip just as he was getting the hang of things. He will take a lot of beating wherever he goes next.

BOADICIA

Added on 31 May 2024. Made short work of her rivals at Salisbury on Saturday night and looks to have started out in handicaps off a decent mark. She travelled well and impressed me with her attitude under pressure on her second start. She looks highly likely to follow up next time.

CARGIN BHUI

Added on 10 May 2024. Had a fair bit go wrong and looks capable of a better showing on another day. Held wide and covering extra ground, he then got checked in the straight before keeping on. It is still early days for him in handicaps, and if he is dropped a couple of pounds off the back of this, he will be worth checking out in his next few starts.

CHORUS

Added on 3 October 2023. Caught the eye in no uncertain terms when finishing fifth in a maiden at Newmarket. She took a while to work out what was required but made really good progress through the final two furlongs and has a pedigree that cries out for her being even more effective over a longer trip.

CROSSING THE BAR

Added on 19 February 2024. Stayed on from the back at Ascot without ever really threatening, but is now below the mark of his last two wins, both of which were at Plumpton. The 4 March meeting features a £10k race over the distance of both those victories, which would look a very good target for Neil Mulholland’s charge.

DUC DE KENT

Added on 11 April 2024. Caught the eye under a quiet ride at Wolverhampton on his debut for the stable and once again had little chance in the Rosebery, where the pace was very much against the hold up horses. Still unexposed for the yard, he is capable of better than his last runs and the handicapper dropping him a healthy 3lbs.will help.

EARL OF ROCHESTER

Added on 19 April 2024. Was not among the principles in the market for the Wood Ditton and from a stable whose turf horses have been coming on for the run, but travelled really well and looks to have plenty of ability. He is home bred out of a dam who ended up rated 110 and whose best form came between 10f and 12f, so he could turn out to be smart.

EXPERT WITNESS

Added on 3 May 2024. Did well to finish as close as she did at Bath last time, coming from last in a steadily run race behind a progressive winner,

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 

Added on 22 November 2023. Was sent off favourite for her second career start at Lingfield but got no sort of run at a crucial stage. She ran well on debut at Goodwood, which I always think is a very tricky track for horses making their first career starts. She is bred to stay well and the 10f maidens are generally less competitive than their shorter counterparts.

GLIMPSE OF GLORY

Added on 5 March 2024. Finished third on his debut in the Junior Hurdle. He was well supported but has quite a stout pedigree and was just lacking a change of pace and perhaps some knowledge of what was required when it lifted. He was strong at the line with ears pricked and I would expect him to make above average improvement especially if upped in trip.

GLOBAL ASSET

Added on 29 November 2023. Caught everyone’s eye on his third run under an inexperienced rider at Lingfield. A mark of 70 may be harsh on the bare form, but there seemed to be any amount of potential improvement which William Haggas can exploit.

IT’S LIFE

Added on 24 May 2024. Slightly speculative addition after a race where several caught the eye, but only cost £8.5k so is eligible for Restricted D races, which are considerably easier than the level he was pitched in here.

JEWEL OF LONDON

Added on 31 May 2024. Was in the market and travelled well on her debut before being outpointed by two more experienced rivals. She just impressed with the way she went through the race and achieved a level of form good enough to find a similar contest.

JUVENTUS DE BRION

Added on 2 January 2024. Showed promise on debut at Exeter when ridden very much with an eye to the future. He came from a fair bit further back than the first two and was taken wide to get a good sight at his hurdles. Even average improvement should see him competitive in a novice hurdle next time.

KARTOON AND CO

Added on 18 March 2024. Allowed the winner first run at Sandown but did more than enough to make himself look very well treated off his new mark of 112. His second at Market Rasen was behind Givemefive, who is now rated 129. Very much one to look out for next time.

KINGSWOOD

Added on 14 June 2024. Got no luck at Haydock in a very messy affair. Looks the type who could go well in a big field handicap before too long with, Goodwood in July likely on the agenda.

MIDDLE EARTH

Added on 24 May 2024. Very impressive at Newbury when coming from last to first in a steadily run race. It was a very smart turn of foot for a stayer, clocking 33.68 for the final three furlongs.

OLD CHUMS

Added on 10 May 2024. Showed up for a long way at Chester in a race where they went hard on the front end. He has been in good form throughout 2024, and this confirmed his ability to handle turf, having been campaigned on the All Weather since moving into handicaps. 6f round a bend looks ideal, and it would be no surprise to see him back at Chester in the coming months.

ORIGINAL OUTLAW

Added 31 May 2024. Lost ground at Goodwood through inexperience and then found his path blocked when beginning to get the hang of things. A £300k purchase with a very good pedigree, he will make above-average progress.

OSTEND

Added on 19 February 2024. Shaped well for a long way at a big price at Ascot. Alistair Ralph’s horses are going well but the stable are only 7/100 (A/E 0.81) with switchers, and a big price suggested this was just a getting to know you exercise. It could well be different second up.

OUT OF OFFICE

Added on 10 November 2023. Finished second to Colonel Harry in a three-runner novice chase at Chepstow. He jumped soundly and was not knocked about when headed. Hopefully he can reward the kindness with a victory or two in novice handicaps.

RAVEENA

Added on 31 May 2024. Her mother won the Prestige Stakes at the track as a juvenile and she is a half-sister to the smart Tiber Flow. It may take one more race before her full potential becomes evident, but she showed enough at Goodwood when almost certainly not fully wound up to be on the radar.

SPLIT THE PROFIT

Added on 7 June 2024. Raced out on the unfavoured centre of the track at Epsom and hung even more to the left but did make some headway at halfway before weakening. He can also race in a significantly lower grade. Best produced late, he likes a strong pace to aim at as he is often not the best away from the stalls.

SUMMERGHAND

Added on 19 April 2024. Still plenty of life in the old boy as he stormed home from the back at Newmarket – a run style that was not favoured by the tailwind that blew all week. He always needs a bit of luck but has dropped to a very favourable mark and still clearly retains plenty of enthusiasm. He should go well in the Rowley Handicap at the Guineas meeting.

TAREEFA

Added on 7 June 2024. Put up an eye-catching debut at Haydock when finishing fourth in the 7f maiden. She comes from a good family and will improve both for the experience and the step up in trip. A run-of-the-mill fillies’ novice or maiden is hers for the taking next time out.

RELEASED HORSES:

Alazwar (14 August 2023)

Albasheer (17 October 2023)

Alhambra Palace (19 February 2024)

Al Rufaa (5 April 2024)

Ameynah (21 August 2023)

Aviewofthestars (26 October 2023)

Bells of Peterboro (14 November 2023)

Bertie’s Ballet (3 May 2024)

Bridestones (11 July 2023)

Briar Rose (5 September 2023)

Brioni (5 April 2024)

Bucephalus (10 January 2024)

Cherry Blossom (26 September 2023)

Circe (20 September 2023) 

Classic (2 January 2024)

Coco Brave (29 February 2024)

Danielle (17 May 2024)

Davideo (18 July 2023)

Dazy Mazy (13 February 2024)

Designer (29 August 2023)

Dodger Long (14 November 2023)

Doddiethegreat (18 March 2024)

Dukes of Haather (19 April 2024)

Eagle’s Way (2 January 2024)

Ed Keeper (7 February 2024)

Enjoy Your Life (2 January 2024)

Film Star (8 August 2023)

Forget You Not (10 November 2023)

Fresh (30 July 2023)

Gavi Di Gavi (14 August 2023)

Granny Hawkins (10 November 2023)

Gregory (20 September 2023)

Hakuna Babe (8 August 2023)

Harry Did (19 April 2024)

Harry’s Hottie (10 November 2023)

Hosaam (24 May 2024)

Iconic Muddle (5 March 2024)

Imperial Measure (2 January 2024)

In Excelsis Deo (19 April 2024)

Insanity (5 September & 7 December 2023)

I See You Well (29 November 2023)

Into The Park (29 February 2024)

I’ve Madeupmymind (19 April 2024)

King’s Threshold (19 February 2024)

Lady Pink Rose (21 August 2023)

Larado (10 November 2023)

Libor Lad (10 January 2024)

Maggie’s Way (13 September 2023)

Mairis Icon (10 November 2023)

Malina Girl (16 January 2024)

Making Headway (19 April 2024)

Master Builder (17 May 2024)

Matnookh (18 July 2023)

Miss Sligo (11 July 2023)

Our Champ (2 November 2023)

Outgun (3 October 2023)

Oviedo (2 January 2024)

Paddy’s Courage (5 April 2024)

Perfuse (21 August 2023)

Petit Tonnerre (7 February 2024)

Photon (19 February 2024)

Plaisir Des Flos (7 December 2023)

Prince Quali (29 February 2024)

Principality (14 June 2024)

Sammy’s Guarantee (18 March 2024)

Sanitiser (10 May 2024)

Sedgemoor (3 October 2023)

Shakeyatailfeather (18 March 2024)

Shuwari (30 July 2023)

Sisters In The Sky (19 February 2024)

Skellet (13 September 2023)

Spirited Dancer (17 May 2024)

Springwell Bay (7 February 2024)

Strictlyadancer (22 November 2023)

Strong Johnson (20 September 2023)

Summerghand (24 May 2024)

Sweet Fantasy (3 May 2024)

Taxiing (7 February 2024)

Time Lock (11 July 2023)

Tough Enough (14 August 2023)

Twirling (26 March 2024)

Urban Outlook (19 February 2024)

Wiseacre (29 February 2024)

Wonder Legend (21 August 2023)

Youthful King (10 May 2024)

Zhang Fei (26 March 2024)

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Richard Hoiles

Richard Hoiles

Richard is a horse racing broadcaster and commentator who has been involved in the sport since 1992.

Richard Hoiles

Richard Hoiles

Richard is a horse racing broadcaster and commentator who has been involved in the sport since 1992.