Fry and Greatrex lead the way with exciting home-grown prospects

Bitofapuzzle

La Bague Au Roi 735 Nab 200415 | by ade torquay
La Bague Au Roi 735 Nab 200415 | by ade torquay

This is a great time for British and Irish horse racing, with some really promising young horses beginning to make their mark on the sport. With a range of excellent runners emerging at a number of stables across the country, let’s have a glance at a few of the most precocious horses that you will want to be aware of if you intend on staying ahead of the curve when placing your bets.

Warren Greatrex has been incredibly vocal about the prospects of his four year old filly, La Bague Au Roi, who he believes is one of the best that he has ever trained. Having impressed on her debut at Newton Abbot back in April, she then backed that performance up with an eye-catching win at Aintree last weekend, romping home seven-lengths ahead of the rest of the field to continue her 100% record.

However, even bigger things are predicted to be in the pipeline, and Greatrex has added fuel to that flame by insisting that the young horse still has plenty more to offer – something well worth considering if you are playing with the idea of using an online bookies such as Betway to place a bet online for the Huntingdon race meeting in December. She will almost certainly run if the ground is firm enough, and you would be well advised to back her to make it three from three.

Other exciting prospects include two promising hurdlers trained by Harry Fry. Bitofapuzzle has won an impressive six of her eight races to date – including a Grade One success at Fairyhouse and a Grade Two victory in The Warfield Mares’ Hurdle at Ascot – and the fantastically-named Air Horse One, who has notched-up a first and a second place from his two races to date, at Exeter and Cheltenham respectively.

It is widely-acknowledged that Bitofapuzzle has been one of the best runners in the mares novice chase division this season, and she has also been hugely impressive in the point-to-point events that she has taken part in. Next expected to be in action at either the end of November or at the beginning of December – depending on the ground conditions and her day-to-day development – it is worth bearing in mind that she is already showing formidable stamina over three miles, and would certainly be one to keep an eye on as her career unfolds.

Bitofapuzzle
Bitofapuzzle

Boasting an impressive twenty winners in the last six months, Harry Fry’s Dorset-based stable is really one to watch, and many consider him to be a genuine trailblazer with his eye for spotting and nurturing talent, and so you really can’t go too far wrong by following his prospects.