Mondialiste is your boy here. He is a past Arlington Million winner and has acquitted himself very well at the highest level on numerous occasions. The last run at York, when he was behind Success Days only by a nose, was another big effort and he can get us off to a winning start in the opener.
Winston C looks a cracking each-way price for the staying 3-year-olds. He bumped into a Johnston hot pot at Glorious Goodwood in Londinium and was looking as if the step up to 1m6f was going to be perfect. He’s ridden by my pick to be champion apprentice David Egan – so there you have it: two for the price of one!
Frozen Angel has been keeping very hot company since winning on his second start at Ascot. The form of his Group 2 second to Unfortunately has been boosted by the winner going on and doing the business at Group 1 level. The yard had a smart winner at the start of the York meeting and this can bring some much needed group race success for the Tom Dascombe outfit.
Just how Flymetothestars managed to finish third behind Next to Nothing up at Newcastle over the extended two miles after being free and keen the whole way round was remarkable. If he settles a little better over this shorter trip he will make a mockery of his handicap mark of 102.
Don’t be surprised if he’s the Group performer in handicap company we always talk about.