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One trainer, one jockey, one horse and one race to follow on Saturday

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One trainer

Haydock's mixed jumps and Flat card provides the perfect opportunity for dual-purpose trainer Alan King to once again prove his prowess under both codes. 

King saddles five at Haydock – four over jumps and one on the Flat – with Senior Citizen looking to be his best chance on the card in the 2m4f handicap chase (4.55).

Senior Citizen: Alan King's best chance of a winner at Haydock

On the Flat, Rafiki goes in the mile handicap (2.00), while last year's Royal Ascot hero Scarlet Dragon looks a live outsider in the £100,000 Swinton Handicap Hurdle (3.10). 

One jockey

Frankie Dettori has just two rides at Lingfield but has a good chance of riding a winner in both the Novibet Oaks Trial Fillies' Stakes (2.15) and Novibet Derby Trial Stakes (2.50).

He rides Carlisle Bay in the colts' contest for trainer Aidan O'Brien as the pair attempt to continue their good form after the success of Mother Earth in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas. 

Frankie Dettori celebrates after guiding Mother Earth to success in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas

In the Oaks Trial, Dettori will be back in partnership with bosses John and Thady Gosden as he rides Loving Dream, who should improve for her reappearance at Wetherby last month. 

One horse

Adayar is already a 14-1 shot for the Cazoo Derby and could see his price tumble even further if he justifies short odds in the Novibet Derby Trial at Lingfield. 

The son of Frankel was green when finishing second in the Classic Trial at Sandown last time but clearly relished the test of stamina and steps up in trip again here.

Masar: won the Derby at Epsom in 2018

After a chequered history with the Derby, Godolphin celebrated their first winner in the race with Masar in 2018 and will be hoping that a strong showing from Adayar could set them up for another success.

One race

A fiercely competitive handicap over the straight seven furlongs at Ascot, the Victoria Cup (3.40) will prove just as difficult to win as it will for punters to pick the winner.

Acquitted heads the market for Hugo Palmer after his promising second in the Spring Mile at Doncaster, while Fox Champion was just as promising when third at Haydock last month. 

Acquitted (left): second to the highly touted Palace Pier at Newcastle last year

Cape Byron went on to land the Wokingham at Royal Ascot after winning this in 2019 and connections of many of this year's runners will already have one eye on the royal meeting.

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He rides Carlisle Bay in the colts' contest for Aidan O'Brien as the pair attempt to continue their good form after the success of Mother Earth
E.W. Terms