Our Horse Racing Trader Ryan McCue filled in for Frank Hickey on a special From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast previewing the Ebor Festival at York Races this week. He’s always on the eye out for some value and you can listen to Ryan with Paddy and Ruby on the pod below.
But let’s take a look at his picks for day two of the Ebor Festival.
I’ve been putting up horses each way for the first few days of the Ebor and I think I’ll continue that trend, but I do fear Sacred with my selection. Obviously she’s got the best form in the race.
She hasn’t been seen since Royal Ascot, whether that’s a worry or not remains to be seen. She’s a fair enough price, she does bring the best line of form into the race, but one at a price that I’ll give a shout is Umm Kulthum, Richard Fahey’s horse.
She won her first maiden 22 days ago. If you watch that race back, she missed the break, ran green early on before flying home to get up. 100 yards out you wouldn’t have said she’d make third but she got up late to win.
Richard Fahey does really well at this meeting. I think they’re due rain at York so the ground’s going to be on the slow side, so it remains to be seen if she can cope with that. She’s by Kodiac, but if she copes with the ground, I think she’s a decent each-way chance but Sacred’s the one they all have to beat.
Love’s the big favourite, and she’s entitled to be that short based on what we’ve seen of her this season. She’s up against the likes of Frankly Darling who disappointed, it has to be said, in The Oaks, but I’m not sure she ran her race on that occasion so I’d put up Frankly Darling to finish second behind Love.
Love’s going to be very hard to beat, she’s coming up against similar opposition and she just looks clear of the three-year-old fillies here.
Ryan McCue’s best bets for Thursday at York Races
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