Battaash showed grit and determination to see off Que Amoro under Jim Crowley for the jockey’s fourth-straight victory of the day in the Nunthorpe Stakes. Que Amoro went flat out early and caught the reigning champion a little by surprise but his quality told in the wind and rain to take a hard-fought victory.
Today the lads have recorded the latest From The Horse’s Mouth which looks back at the racing we’ve seen at the Ebor Festival and throws up some more tips for the final day tomorrow.
As always, every race today was available to watch live and completely free on Paddy’s app and on PP.com and yes, that includes the ones not on the telly. That good thing continues for day four tomorrow.
Essential reading for day four of the York Races Ebor Festival on Saturday
- Matt Chapman’s 9 nifty punts at Sandown and York on Saturday
- Mick Fitzgerald’s Lucky 15 for Saturday’s ITV Racing
- Timeform’s race-by-race guide to Saturday at the 2020 Ebor Festival
So, settle in as we relive another thrilling day at the York Races Ebor Festival 2020. You can also relive yesterday’s action right here.
Alfaatik got Jim Crowley off to a flyer in what turned out to be a sign of things to some. He was neck and neck with Dark Jedi but had the class to pull away in the last 100 yards or so to take it by just under a length. On To Victory was third in front of Entangling.
Enbihaar took advantage of Stradivarius’ absence to take the win in this 2m contest with a very strong run. She was always in the right place and found plenty of room down the outside to outpace her rivals in the dash for the line. Stratum was around a head behind with Nayef Road and Dashing Willoughby followed him home in close pursuit.
Jim Crowley made it three from three in poring rain and howling wind with an effortless cruise on Minzaal who looked a class above in this 6f sprint. Minzaal travelled beautifully and bolted forward from the middle of the pack to take this one with ease. Devilwala was next best in front of Mystery Smiles who rounded off the places.
Battaash was made to work for it as Que Amoro pushed the reigning champion deep into this contest. It was neck and neck with a furlong-and-a-half to go, but Jim Crowley continued his winning streak and his mount slowly eradicated the second’s hopes of an upset to win by under a length. Moss Gill was some way back in third but Battaash showed a different side to him today with a gritty win in grim conditions and softening ground.
Naval Crown dominated in this race, kicking with two to go and leaving the field behind with apparent ease. Tawleed was a few lengths back ahead of Dingle and Rich Dream but Naval Crown won this one in very impressive style.
Angel Power showed remarkable durability in this brisk encounter. The pack were pushed along from the off and went for home early too, but it was Angel Power who was a class above, finishing in front of Virgin Snow, Dalanijujo and Waliyak who were a fair way back but in that order.
Brunch continued his good form with a late dash towards the line to edge out Hartswood, La Trinidad (50/1), Black Caspian (40/1) and Eastern World in that order. It was a race that completely changed complexion inside the final two as Brunch popped out wide and powered home with the leaders fading to nothing.
Results from York Races on day three of the Ebor Festival on Friday
13:45 Sky Bet Handicap (1m4f) (1.45pm)
1: 6. Altaatik 15/2
2: 9. Dark Jedi 17/2
3: 2. On To Victory 18/1
4: 5. Entangling 20/1
14:15 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2) (2m) (2.15pm)
1: 2. Enbihaar 15/8F
2: 4. Stratum 20/1
3: 3. Nayef Road 7/2
4: 1. Dashing Willoughby 9/4
14:45 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) (6f) (2.45pm)
1: 4. Minzaal 5/2F
2: 1. Devilwala 11/1
3: 6. Mystery Smiles 9/2
15:15 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (5f) (3.15pm)
1: 1. Battaash 1/2F
2: 8. Que Amoro 22/1
3: 3. Moss Gill 22/1
15:45 British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (7f) (3.45pm)
1: 6. Naval Crown 5/4F
2: 10. Tawleed 9/4
3: 2. Dingle 15/2
16:15 – British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap (1m 2.5f) (4.15pm)
1: 4. Angel Power 7/1
2: 2. Virgin Snow 9/1
3: 8. Dalanijujo 18/1
4: 5. Waliyak 5/2
16:50 – Sky Bet Mile Stakes (1m) (4.50pm)
1: 9. Brunch 15/2
2: 7. Hartswood 8/1
3: 14. La Trinidad 50/1
4: 13. Black Caspian 40/1
5: 5. Eastern World 11/2
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