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Today we present To York and Beyond….
We are back and refreshed from a few days off, Charlie has been rejigging the site and in all honesty, it looks fantastic. Everything in it’s place and a place for everything… We are more than just ‘tips’!
A standard blog for you, with Charlie’s Wednesday selection’s and Rich will always have the Final Word!
Shortbackandsides -Made stable debut last time out at Leicester when short of room in closing stages but still managed to finish 3rd to Capla Demon who was 1 and 1/2 length in front, races off the same mark here and with a clearer run should go better here in a very winnable race.
Genetics -Has 3 wins and a 2nd place from last 4 runs, and although is 8lb higher for winning the Shergar Cup by 12 lengths, could still get involved here if in same mood and carries a bit of a risk but in its current form is a risk I’m willing to take.
Melody Of Scotland -Had fair form in France before joining Alan Kings yard and was 3rd on UK debut at Aintree over 2m. Was then sent to Stratford for next race and again finished 3rd over 2m. The extra yardage here is likely to suit and if repeating the run shown at Aintree when making debut that should be enough to take this race.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.
Rich’s Final Word –
With it being York’s Ebor meeting it would be rude not to bring you my thought’s from the opening day of the meeting, so that’s all I have …. 3 from York!
Let’s start with the opening race…
1.55 Handicap Class 2 5f 89y
Culturati returned after over 400 days away at this course last month running over 7f in a C2 handicap, finishing well down the field and being found lame after. His previous from reads 1/1/1/2/2, with two 6f wins and one 7f win including a Nursery here a in 2016. Now drops back to 5f and although Charlie Appleby’s Dubawi gelding is drawn in stall 19(The carpark) but if over the last run and running anywhere near the form of 2017, with stamina assured, could very easily land a place, especially with 4 places up for grabs!
3.00 Great Voltigeur Stakes Group 2 Class 1 3YO Only1m 3f 185y
Wells Farhh Go beat James Garfield in the Acomb here last year, so is used to winning at this course. Started this season back here in the Dante(G2), finishing 6 & 3/4 lengths behind Roaring Lion before heading to Ascot and finishing 5 & 1/2 lengths to Old Persian in the King Edward VII(G2) in June. Landed the 1m 5f Group 3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket last month by 2 lengths from Loxley, who has since won a Longchamp Listed race. The Farhh colt has stamina on his side is likely to go from the front to try and land trainer Tim Easterby a big pot! …. CROSS COUNTER..… Group 3 Goodwood winner last time out breaking the course record!!!!!
3.35 International Stakes Group 1 Class 1 1m 2f 56y
Poets Word… Thoroughly deserves his spot at the top of the market with 3 wins from 3 runs in the UK this season. Started the year in March in Meydan, when finishing 3rd to Hawkbill in late March. Since then has landed the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown in May before taking the Prince of Wales in June from Cracksman at Ascot. Had a real battle with stable companion Crystal Ocean last month, coming out on top by a neck to land the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. James Doyle is 2 from 3 on board and 2 from 2 this season….
Where will the DANGER’s come from??? There are plenty looking to lower Poet’s Word’s colours…. Roaring Lion beat Saxon Warrior in the Eclipse at Sandown, while Benbatl had a fine spring in Meydan and recently landed a German Group 1. Latrobe is the Irish Derby winner and Thundering Blue, who is 2 wins from 3 C/D runs and most recently won the Group 2 York Stakes over C/D and was supplemented for the race…..
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All the Best – Charlie & Rich