Let’s get straight to it and the 1.50pm at York is a Group 3 over 1m1f. I have long been a huge fan of WISSAHICKON (15/8), who is back after a lay off on turf. He was disappointing when beaten on the all-weather when last seen, but he’s got plenty of turn form for John Gosden and at his best will take some stopping.
Next up at York is the 2.25pm, a handicap over 1m6f. EMINENCE (13/2) is about to make the breakthrough in one of these big handicaps and this could be his chance. The step-up in trip could be the key for Aidan O’Brien’s runner after a fine third over 1m4f at Goodwood last time.
The 3.00pm at York is a Group 2 over 7f. Every chance LAURENS (9/4) will get an easy lead here and she looks a big price to me. Karl Burke’s runner was right back to her best last time and I fully expect her to pop out and make all.
And finally at York, the big betting race of the week, the Ebor, is over 1m6f at 3.40pm. RAHEEN HOUSE (15/2) does not win many races, but he’s built for the new look classy Ebor. A horse who once finished in front of Enable stays strong and has quality for William Haggas. He is likely to travel strongly and looks a fabulous each-way bet. Added to that, he has good course form.
Meanwhile, at Goodwood ITV show the 2.05pm, the Group 2 Celebration Mile. SKARDU deserves a big prize and this is his chance after a third in the 2000 Guineas earlier in the season. The Craven Stakes victor takes a drop in class and that could make the difference. Another hopefully for Haggas.
And also at Goodwood ITV broadcast the 2.40pm, a Group 3 for fillies over 7f. VIVIDLY looked a good prospect when beating a big field at Goodwood last time and can take the step up in class here for Charlie Hills. She gets the trip well.
So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?