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Two-year-olds to follow in 2020

One of the most exciting aspects of horse racing is uncovering where the next stars of the sport might come from.

Many trainers excel with their two-year-olds, meaning it can often pay to follow them during the course of the season.

Read on as we take a take a closer look at some of the two-year-old horses to monitor during the 2020 flat racing campaign.

O’Brien’s juveniles set to shine

Aidan O’Brien’s production line at Ballydoyle has churned out over 250 winners in two-year-old races over the past five years.

The free horse racing tips at will feature plenty of O’Brien youngsters this season, with Diaghilev and Chief Little Hawk undoubtedly amongst his most promising prospects.

Diaghilev is from the same family as Group 1-winning juvenile Horatio Nelson and is one to look out for when the longer distance maiden races get underway.

Chief Little Hawk is a more prodigious type and is expected to be aimed at one of the top two-year-old sprints at Royal Ascot.

Palmer eager to bounce back

Hugo Palmer will hope for better fortunes in 2020 having trained just 53 winners from his Kremlin Cottage Stable last term.

His Echo Beach could be one to watch over the coming weeks having worked impressively towards the end of April.

The aptly named Lockdown also looks an interesting prospect and should be a strong contender to pick up a six-furlong maiden this summer.

However, Noman could be Palmer’s best two-year-old hope, with this imposing looking colt boasting an impressive pedigree.

Channon ready to unleash more stars

Mick Channon is one of the best trainers of juveniles around having enjoyed past success with the likes of Zafeen, Queen’s Logic and many more.

Diamonds Dancing, a bay filly by Swiss Spirit out of Crazee Diamond, looks the type of horse that Channon excels with and is one to watch this summer.

Janie Jones is another filly worth monitoring, although it is unlikely that she will be seen out until after Glorious Goodwood.

Hiromichi, Saulire Star and Pneumatic are other Channon two-year-olds worth including in your betting notebook.

Hannon bandwagon continues to roll

Richard Hannon has nurtured many star two-year-olds in the past and he can be expected to do the same this season.

Shanghai Rock, a Dark Angel colt out of Red Lady, cost 125,000gns at the Tattersalls sales and is related to plenty of group race winners.

Critical also boasts an impressive pedigree, although she is not expected to be seen out until the second half of the campaign.

Mummy Bear, Macbeth’s Way and Siam Fox are amongst a host of other Hannon juveniles who could excite racing fans when they make their racecourse debuts.