The Stars of the 2020 Races

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If you’re geared up for the 2020 racing calendar, you’ll no doubt be keen to know who you need to look out for in time for Cheltenham and the other upcoming races. 2020 is set to be a fantastic year for racing, with a wide variety of brilliant contenders to look out for. But if you’re keen to place your bets on three of the top picks this year, we’ve selected our favorite stars of the year ahead. These three choices are some of our top picks for popular race horses that look set to perform well over the coming year. 

Fakir D’oudairies

Fakir D’oudairies won the hearts of many back in 2018 during the Cheltenham January meeting when he was victorious in the Triumph Hurdle Trial. He won by an impressive 13 lengths from Fine Brunello and while he wasn’t able to achieve the same level of success in the Super novices, there is still a chance for him to turn it around this year. He stayed up the famous Cheltenham Hill and has the ability to go really far if given the opportunity as he gains experience with age. He achieved second place among Grade 1 companies at both Aintree and Punchestown and he secured his first win of the first season in Navan, holding off his competitors by three lengths. 


Crypto, trained by Micky Hammond, had a winning start with his debut in Newcastle and surprised people with how spectacular his performance was. He won by eleven lengths from Honda Fifty and was a stand-out contender throughout the entire race. Crypto looks set for great things and 2020 could be the perfect year to showcase his skills on the track. He’s also got great genes – he’s the half-brother of six winners, so his owner should have no difficulty in finding him opportunities going forward. He’s likely that he could face longer distances than two miles as he gains more experience, so it will be interesting to see how he fares over the coming years. 2020 could be the year that he really shines. 

Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation had a number of close calls last season which could put punters off backing him this year. But he’s a much-loved selection and this could be his season to shine. Although he fell to Defi Du Seuil at Sandown and Cheltenham, he still ended last season in a strong position by achieving success at Aintree. He won by six lengths in the Grade 1 race against Top Ofthegame and also enjoyed victories at Haydock and Carlisle. At the latter, he managed to hold off Count Meribel by two and a half lengths and by a length and a half against Bristol De Mai at Haydock. He could be one of the top racers of this season and will definitely be one to watch out for as the key races of 2020 gets underway. 

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