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The battle for sprinting supremacy continues at pace as 15 runners take to the Knavesmire for the lucrative Nunthorpe Stakes.
A whole host of top-class performers have been declared including Suesa, Dragon Symbol and Golden Pal – and you’ve come to the right place to learn about the field for Friday’s feature race on the third day of the Ebor Festival at York.
Trainer: Michael Dods Jockey: Connor Beasley Age: 7 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Smashing sprinter who had a cracking 2020, winning Group 3/3 listed events. Made encouraging return with C&D fifth but unsuited by track when second in Chester listed event since. Lively outsider.
Trainer: Robert Cowell Jockey: Jamie Spencer Age: 6 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Has been transformed from frustrating handicapper to Group-1 placed (2nd in King’s Stand) in 2021 for new connections. Also not disgraced when fourth to Suesa at Goodwood last time. No forlorn hope.
Trainer: Kevin Ryan Jockey: Andrea Atzeni Age: 5 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Won Gimcrack Stakes here in 2018 and plenty of smart efforts to his name this term, back to winning ways in Hamilton conditions event last month. A big step forward is required in this higher grade.
Trainer: Edward Bethell Jockey: P. J. McDonald Age: 5 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Smart gelding and dual C&D scorer who arrives on back of another good effort here when length second to Winter Power in listed race over C&D last month. A fair bit more needed in this grade, however.
Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 5 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Has continued her improvement this term, winning 6f Newmarket handicap and Group 3 Chipchase before running creditably behind Starman in the July Cup. Huge effort needed in this company now, though.
Trainer: Michael Dods Jockey: Paul Mulrennan Age: 5 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Took form to a new level in 2020 (second to Battaash in this event) but yet to hit top form this term, usual headgear back on when modest third in Hamilton conditions event last time. Hard to fancy.
Trainer: John Quinn Jockey: Jason Hart Age: 4 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Smart filly who bagged Haydock’s Temple Stakes before good sixth in King’s Stand at Royal Ascot. Raced too freely when tenth in Goodwood’s King George Stakes but this likeable sort can bounce back.
Trainer: Tim Easterby Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Age: 3 Weight: 9st 6lbs
Got right back on track (over did things on the front end in King’s Stand) when bagging second listed event over C&D last month. Another bold showing is not ruled out from this speedy filly.
Trainer: Nigel Tinkler Jockey: Rowan Scott Age: 3 Weight: 9st 9lbs
Landed Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster in excellent 2-y-o campaign. Well beaten in three runs this term, though, most recently last of 13 in King George Stakes at Goodwood. Has plenty to prove.
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 3 Weight: 9st 9lbs
US colt who gave fine display of strong-travelling front-running when landing Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint last November. Returned with ready Grade 3 Saratoga win last month and a player here.
Trainer: Les Eyre Jockey: Lewis Edmunds Age: 3 Weight: 9st 9lbs
Has made into a useful sprinter in 2021, making all in C&D handicap in May and excellent second at Ascot last month when collared only final strides. This is a different ball game, however.
Trainer: Archie Watson Jockey: Oisin Murphy Age: 3 Weight: 9st 9lbs
Won first 4 starts and runner-up on his last four, in July Cup at Newmarket and King George Stakes at Goodwood (3l behind Suesa) on last two. Very smart, and he holds good place claims again.
Trainer: David Evans Jockey: Shane Kelly Age: 3 Weight: 9st 9lbs
*Rohaan has since been declared a non-runner.
Trainer: Francois Rohaut Jockey: William Buick Age: 3 Weight: 9st 6lbs
French filly who easily made it 5-6 in King George Stakes at Goodwood. Earlier unbeaten in 4 Chantilly runs and saw too much daylight when Commonwealth Cup eighth. Has good turn of foot. One to beat.
Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton Jockey: Hollie Doyle Age: 2 Weight: 8st 1lbs
Windsor Castle winner at Royal Ascot. Met trouble in Super Sprint at Newbury and only sixth on good to soft ground in Goodwood’s Molecomb Stakes last time. Remains with potential but has lots to find.
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