Fujaira Prince looked the part as he came home a rare favourite winner of the Ebor Handicap 2020 by around half a length. Glencadam Glory provided the sternest test to Roger Varian’s inmate, but Fujaira Prince’s class, speed and endurance saw him through.
Yesterday the lads 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. You can hear that below, or wherever you get your pods from.
As always, every race today is 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.
So, let’s get stuck into the final day of the Ebor Festival 2020 with a quick preview and a tip for each race from our esteemed punting panel. The full results are at the bottom of the page and you can relive yesterday’s action right here.
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
Hollie Doyle kept Certain Lad powering forward to take the opener on the final day of the Ebor Festival. Epic Hero tried hard and challenged all the way but couldn’t match the winner and finished in front of Lord Glitters.
Coltrane kept on to win this briskly-run race. The weather has started to make it’s mark on the ground and much of the field was strung out a long way behind the winner. Paddy’s each-way punt Arthurian Fable was second home in front of Kipps and A Star Above.
Safe Voyage held off the challenge of strong favourite One Master and even pulled away from him inside the final 50 yards. The latter was second but had no answer to the winner’s speed at the death. Queen Jo Jo was close behind One Master and Threat finished fourth.
Fujaira Prince put in a champion performance to claim the Ebor Handicap 2020 by just over half a length. The SP fav lived up to the billing as he came under strong pressure from Glencadam Glory but the stayed on to fend off the challenge of David Allan’s ride. Verdana Blue came home in third and had a handy gap back to Monica Sheriff in fourth and Euchen Glen in fifth.
Acklam Express took a thrilling Julia Graves Roses Stakes, winning it by a nose hair from Queen Of Rio. The top four were seperated by no more than half a length as Nomadic Empire in third and Mamba Wamba could easily have won this as well on another day. A steward’s enquiry has been called on this race, but it is not investigating the winner.
Every horse in this decent-sized field might have thought they had a chance with four to go but it was Lucander who took it in the end. He eased away from the chasing pack of Sky Defender, Fifth Position and Cockalorum who all finished within a neck of each other in that order.
Back to Timeform for a tip in the final race of the Ebor Festival 2020 as we look to go out with a bang. They fancy Sampers Seven in the closer. There’s a few ahead of him in the market though, with Meraas the overnight favourite.
Results from day four of the Ebor Festival at York Races on Saturday
13:50 Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3) (1.50pm)
1: 2. Certain Lad 10/1
2: 4. Epic Hero 10/1
3: 5. Lord Glitters 10/3
14:25 Melrose Handicap (2.25pm)
1: 12. Coltrane 12/1
2: 3. Arthurian Fable 9/1
3: 7. Kipps 5/1
4: A Star Above 9/1
15:00 City Of York Stakes (Group 2) (3.00pm)
1: 4. Safe Voyage 4/1
2: 7. One Master 13/8
3: 8. Queen Jo Jo 18/1
4: 9. Threat 17/2
15:40 Ebor Handicap (3.40pm)
1: 4. Fujaira Prince 11/2
2: 22. Glencadam Glory 25/1
3: 18. Verdana Blue 9/1
4: 16. Monica Sheriff 11/1
5: 19. Euchen Glen 25/1
16:10 Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed) (4.10pm)
1: 1 Acklam Express 10/3
2: 9. Queen Of Rio 50/1
3: 5. Nomadic Empire 18/1
4: 8. Mamba Wamba 16/1
16:40 Sky Bet Handicap (4.40pm)
1: 12. Lucander 10/1
2: 3. Sky Defender 28/1
3: 2. Fifth Position 5/1
4: 13. Cockalorum 28/1
17:10 Sky Bet Apprentice Handicap (5.10pm)
1: Live In The Moment 10/3F
2: Illusionist 16/1
3: Wonderwork 9/2
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