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    Three potential frontrunners to consider for 2024
Three potential frontrunners to consider for 2024
Doncaster racecourse. Source: Live after racing

Three potential frontrunners to consider for 2024

The flat racing season in the UK is set to kick off this weekend with the Lincoln meeting at Doncaster. Here’s an analysis of three horses who have the potential to make an impact.

Ancient Wisdom - Charlie Appleby

Ancient Wisdom, trained by Charlie Appleby, is one of the three-year-olds from Appleby's yard in 2023. Although their progress was not as expected, there is optimism surrounding Ancient Wisdom as he embarks on his Classic campaign.

Having secured victories in his first two races, Ancient Wisdom faced disappointment when he finished well behind Rosallion in his third outing. However, he quickly bounced back with an impressive win in the Kameko Futurity Trophy at Doncaster last October.

On that day, he demonstrated his ability to handle longer distances and it is predicted that he will excel when stepping up to at least 10 furlongs. There is even potential for him to tackle the Derby distance later in the year.

Feigning Madness - Ralph Beckett

This Ulysses colt, who only made his first appearance in September, has demonstrated a highly determined attitude in his two races so far under the guidance of Ralph Beckett's team.

He emerged victorious in a fiercely contested novice race at Newbury in his debut, displaying an impressive burst of speed towards the finish line. He then triumphed in another race at Newmarket, despite facing difficulties during the run due to interference.

Considering his physical stature and lineage, it is reasonable to anticipate further improvement as he tackles longer distances. With odds of 66/1, it may not be entirely absurd to consider him as a contender for The Derby.

Regal Jubilee - John & Thady Gosden

Regal Jubilee, a promising contender for the winter, has shown consistent improvement in each of her starts so far. It is highly recommended to keep an eye on her performance in the upcoming 2024 season.

In her first race, the Cheveley Park filly finished last, but she made significant progress in her second outing at Windsor, where she dominated the competition.

She continued her winning streak at Newmarket in November, displaying great potential. It would be wise to seriously consider her participation in either a Guineas or Oaks trial.

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