The ATC Watch List consists of horses I believe to be well-handicapped; horses that I believe are running into peak form; and horses that have caught my eye or captured my attention for whatever reason in the races of most interest to this column (the top-end big-field handicaps). In short, horses I believe are ready to win. I keep horses on the Watch List for their next four runs – stopping at a win or the end of the season in question (whichever comes first).

Horse Date Added Advice Form Figure Since Date Removed
Mellow Ben 01.03.2021 Went off way too fast at Kempton but appears fit and in great heart and is well handicapped. A drop in trip would assist.
Bigmartre 17.02.2021 Has dropped to an all time low mark and is of interest now that his yard has fought off the bug and good ground approaches.
Joke Dancer 08.02.2021 He performed well during a bad patch for his yard, his form is working out nicely and there's more to come.
Premiumaccess 03.02.2021 Has been climbing the rankings whilst other Tizzard inmates have been struggling. He'll rate higher than 123. 4
The Butcher Said 01.02.2021 Caught the eye with a mid-race move on unsuitable ground at Doncaster in the Sky Bet. He can win off his current mark. 9
Paddy's Poem 04.01.2021 On a hot pace all the way at Sandown despite a long break, the wrong ground and missing headgear 3
Lightly Squeeze 22.12.2020 Announced his credentials last year and his most recent showing at Ascot suggests he's ready to land a big handicap pot 8 0
Ibleo 16.12.2020 Bumped into a firecracker at Cheltenham but produced an eyecatching final quarter and will improve for further 1 1
Coo Star Sivola 07.12.2020 Posted a pleasing return from a long layoff at Bangor and is dangerously well-handicapped on a mark of 137 U 5 2
Marracudja 03.12.2020 Has been working his way down from a ludicrously high mark and showed at Newbury his time is coming around again 4 3
The Russian Doyen 17.11.2020 Made an eyecatching move at Cheltenham before his jumping fell apart. He will do better and is well handicapped F 5
Le Breuil 27.10.2020 Down to mark of 141 this staying chaser produced a pleasing seasonal return and is ready to go in. 3 3 4
Mohaayed 27.10.2020 Uncompetitive for a year following two big wins, he's back on a winning mark and ready to resume winning ways. 2 3 U 18.01.2021