Fifty horses to follow -- as the countdown to the Epsom Derby Festival and Royal Ascot begins

Farhh ridden by Silvestre De Sousa on their way to victory in the JLT Lockinge Stakes during the JLT Lockinge Stakes Day at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 18, 2013. See PA story RACING Newbury. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.
Farhh ridden by Silvestre De Sousa on their way to victory in the JLT Lockinge Stakes during the JLT Lockinge Stakes Day at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 18, 2013. See PA story RACING Newbury. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.
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The new Flat season is well and truly in full swing. And two of the highlights of the year -- the Epsom Derby Festival (May 31 and June 1) and Royal Ascot (June 18-22) -- are just around the corner.

Our resident expert, RICHARD ‘SCOOP’ SILVERWOOD, has hardly missed a race over the last month, searching for horses to follow in the coming weeks. And he has come up with this exhaustive list of 50 animals he is sure can pay their way. Included are the horse’s trainer and probable target races.

His first list of the season last month featured several winners, including SKY LANTERN, who took the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket at the rewarding odds of 9/1.

NEXT WEEK -- don’t miss Silverwood’s pre-race analysis of the Derby and the Oaks.

ALIVE ALIVE OH

3yo filly, Tommy Stack (IRE), Group races over 10f and 12f (live chance in Irish Oaks).

AUCTION

3yo filly, Ed Dunlop, Handicaps over 1m.

ARAB SPRING

3yo colt, Sir Michael Stoute, Maiden and then handicaps or Pattern races over 10f and 12f+.

ALBASHARAH

4yo filly, Saeed Bin Suroor, Handicaps and Pattern races over 10f and 12f.

BANOFFEE

3yo filly, Hugh Morrison, Group races over 12f )solid each/way bet for the Oaks).

BELDALE MEMORY

2yo filly, Clive Cox, Group sprints over 5f and 6f (Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot).

BIOGRAPHER

4yo colt, David Lanigan, Group races over 14f and 2m.

BRETON ROCK

3yo colt, David Simcock, Handicaps over 1m.

CAPE PERON

3yo gelding, Henry Candy, High-class handicaps and Group races over 1m (Royal Ascot banker).

CHAMPIONSHIP

2yo colt, Richard Hannon, Group races over 6f.

CLON BRULEE

4yo gelding, David Barron, Handicaps over 10f (possibly the John Smith’s Cup at York in July).

DANCHAI

4yo gelding, William Haggas, Handicaps over 10f.

DANK

4yo filly, Sir Michael Stoute, Group races over 10f.

ECCLESTON

2yo colt, Richard Fahey, Novice and Conditions races over 5f and 6f.

EKTIHAAM

4yo gelding, Roger Varian, Group races over 12f (must go close in Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot).

ENOBLED

3yo colt, Sir Michael Stoute, Handicaps or Listed races over 1m.

ESHTIBAAK

5yo horse, John Gosden, Handicaps and Listed races over 10f and 12f.

ESOTERIQUE

3yo filly, Andre Fabre (FR), Group One races over 1m and 10f (Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot).

FARHH

4yo colt, Saeed Bin Suroor, Group One races over 1m and 10f (making sure Frankel’s form lives on!)

FERSAH

3yo filly, William Haggas, Maiden and then Handicaps and Listed races over 1m and 10f.

FIRST MOHICAN

5yo gelding, Sir Henry Cecil, High-class Handicaps and Pattern races over 10f and 12f.

FLEETING SMILE

3yo filly, Richard Hannon, Handicaps and Pattern races over 7f and 1m.

FLOTILLA

3yo filly, Michael Delzangles (FR), Group One races over 1m and 10f (Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot).

GABRIEL’S LAD

4yo gelding, Denis Coakley, High-class Handicaps and Pattern races over 6f.

GINGER JACK

6yo gelding, Geoff Harker, Handicaps over 1m and 10f.

GM HOPKINS

2yo colt, Maiden and then Conditions and Listed races over 6f-1m.

GUEST OF HONOUR

4yo colt, Marco Botti, Group races over 7f and 1m.

HALLELUJAH

5yo filly, James Fanshawe, High-class handicaps and Pattern races over 6f.

HOOFALONG

3yo gelding, Mick Easterby, Handicaps over 5f and 6f.

INTELLO

3yo colt, Andre Fabre (FR), Group One races over 10f and 12f (French Derby banker).

LEADING LIGHT

3yo colt, Aidan O’Brien (IRE), Group races over 10f and 12f (Irish Derby dark horse).

LLAREGYB

3yo colt, David Elsworth, Handicaps over 1m and 10f.

PARBOLD

2yo colt, Richard Fahey, Pattern races over 6f and 7f.

PAVLOSK

3yo filly, Sir Michael Stoute, Group races over 1m.

PLUTOCRATIC

3yo colt, David Lanigan, Handicaps over 12f+.

PYTHAGOREAN

3yo gelding, Roger Charlton, Handicaps over 6f-1m.

REMOTE

3yo colt, John Gosden, Handicaps and Pattern races over 1m and 10f.

RIPOSTE

3yo filly, Sir Henry Cecil, Group races over 12f (warm fancy for Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot).

RISKIT FORA BISKIT

3yo filly, Michael Bell, Handicaps and Pattern races over 5f.

RIZEENA

2yo filly, Clive Brittain, Group races over 5f-7f (not to be under-estimated at Royal Ascot).

RYE HOUSE

4yo colt, Sir Michael Stoute, High-class Handicaps and Pattern races over 12f+ (Likely target is the Ebor Handicap at York in August).

SEA MEETS SKY

3yo filly, Sir Henry Cecil, Handicaps, Listed and Group races over 10f and 12f.

SECONDO

3yo colt, Roger Charlton, Handicaps over 6f.

SECRET GESTURE

3yo filly, Ralph Beckett, Group One races over 10f and 12f (worthy favourite for the Oaks).

SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD

4yo gelding, Sir Michael Stoute, Group races over 12f+ (potentially top-class).

SRUTHAN

3yo gelding, Peter Deegan (IRE), Group races over 7f and 1m.

STRING THEORY

3yo colt, Marco Botti, Handicaps and Pattern races over 1m and 10f.

STUBBS

2yo colt, Aidan O’Brien (IRE), Group races over 6f-1m.

USTURA

4yo colt, Saeed Bin Suroor, Handicaps and Listed races over 12f+.

WINSILI

3yo filly, John Gosden, Group races over 1m and 10f.