Lord Riddiford has not initially lived up to the team’s high expectations of him this season so far. He has run some decent races in defeat and produced a fair level of form under softer conditions so should the rain arrive it won’t be a problem – but I’m banking on decent good ground.
Young Cieren Fallon takes off a very valuable five and can get our Ebor meeting off to a flyer at a huge each way price.
Yorkshire Gold was as green as grass on his debut at Leicester and never look like getting involved until finally realising what was required in the final quarter mile. Gathered up a head of steam and powered towards the line later on.
He has a bit of an extravagant stride but hopefully he will lower down and level off with the experience.
Admittedly, it’s another jumping grade for Logician, having only one at a handicap of a rating of 90. It was, however, a bloodless success – he still looked raw and babyish when asked to go about his business and looks to throw his hat into the St Leger betting.
His opponents are a decent level but none of them jumped out as a future classic winner. This lad has untapped potential.
With a rating of 127 it seems strange that Crystal Ocean is not going to be a properly backed odds-on shot.
Yes, we have a few improving three-year-olds down the bottom in Japan and King Of Comedy, but they still have a bit to prove. That’s obviously factored into the market and Paddy might just get his legs slapped as this lad is going to be the cornerstone of many an Acca.
Jason’s Picks – Summary
- York 13:55 – Lord Riddiford
- York 14:25 – Yorkshire Gold
- York 15:00 – Logician
- York 15:35 – Crystal Ocean