Gary Sears’ Baker’s Dozen for the Flat 2020

Gary Sears selects a baker’s dozen to follow for the 2020 Flat season

AL QAQAA – 3yo

Trainer William Haggas

Two promising runs as a juvenile and likely to improve a lot over further given the stamina on his dam’s side of the pedigree

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ENEMY – 3yo

John Gosden

Travelled strongly on debut and although only winning narrowly had a bit in hand. Bred to be top class

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FOX TAL – 4yo

Andrew Balding

Had a truncated three-year-old season but impressive at Doncaster before running a tremendous race in the Champion Stakes. If staying sound could take a lot of beating whatever the company

IMRAHOR – 3yo

Hugo Palmer

Plenty of scope and travelled like a good horse on debut before hanging, probably through greenness. Looked the sort to come on a fair bit

KHALOOSY – 3yo

Roger Varian

Picked up like a top-class horse at Wolverhampton and could well be up to classic standard. Bit of a mixed pedigree stamina wise but certainly gets a mile strongly

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KING LEONIDAS – 3yo

John Gosden

Keen and green on debut but still won with plenty in hand and difficult to believe he won’t prove to be top class

KIPPS – 3yo

Hughie Morrison

Keeping on strongly on both juvenile starts although breeding gives doubts over whether he will get 12 furlongs. If not quite group class, should still pick up races

KIRSTENBOSCH – 4yo

James Fanshawe

Bit disappointing in listed race on final start but she’s better than that and when given a chance over 12 furlongs is well up to getting black type

LAST LOOK – 4yo

Saeed bin Suroor

Unbeaten in three starts and only up 5lb for the last of them. Think this seriously underestimates her as she can make her mark in group company

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MOONLIGHT SPIRIT – 4yo

Charlie Appleby

Progressed well throughout last season and the sort to do well in the two-mile cup races. Maybe better on decent ground

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ROSEMAN – 4yo

Roger Varian

Impressive on final start last season and could well make into a top class horse this term. Goes well on soft ground

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SATONO JAPAN – 3yo

Michael Stoute

Given a fair bit to do on his only start last season but quickened up on the style of a potential top-notcher. Not sure how far he’ll stay though is in the Derby but not the Guineas

WALIYAK – 3yo

Roger Varian

Beaten by good fillies on first 2 starts then won well at Wolverhampton. Can’t believe she’s not miles better than a mark of 84