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Thanks for joining us on Day Two of the York Ebor festival. This week features some top class racing with the best horses going head to head on the Knavesmire and the highlight of Day Two is the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks…
What a start to the Ebor Festival with Logician winning very well & the shock of Crystal Ocean being beaten by a short head by Japan…. Yesterdays blog was updated with the results….
As like yesterday we are joined by @Glen_Colt (Jamie) who put up Japan yesterday and will be the filling in the Sandwich between Charlie & Rich, so we best get under starters orders….
1.55 – Selection – Under The Stars 4-1 -Has only had 2 races thus far and has won both for trainer J Tate. First of those wins came at Ripon in a class 5 auction over 6f when beating Requiem’s Dream by 3 lengths. Was sent to Ascot for next race on the 27th July and won again beating Aroha by 1/2 length over 6f in a Group 3. Biggest danger comes in the shape of Libery Beach who has won 4 times from 5 starts for trainer J Quinn.
2.25 -Selection – Mums Tipple 6-1 -Won on debut at Ascot over 6f on the 26th July when beating Molatham by a neck. Although this race looks harder on paper Mums Tipple should get involved again here although will need to finish better than last time out when seemed to run flat in closing stages allowing the horse in 2nd to close the gap.
4.50 -Selection – Salayel 4-1 -Had some decent form in the book from racing at Jebel Ali and Meydan winning and placing twice. Made UK racecourse debut at Newmarket over 7f on the 13th July and finished a short head 2nd to California Love. If repeating form shown so far can gain first win on UK soil for new connections.
@Glen_Colt (Jamie) –
1:55 – Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (G2) – Selection: Liberty Beach
The impressive Liberty Beach has been a winning machine this season with four wins from five races. And she looks the one to beat on all known form. John Quinn’s Filly really burst onto the scene with a strong win in a listed contest at Sandown, where she quickened up in the style of a very smart horse. A first group success followed at Glorious Goodwood as she beat the boys in the Molecomb Stakes. Always doing her best work in the final 150yds, York should suit her well. The faster they go the better.
2:25 – Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sales – Selection: St Ives
Always one of the toughest races to solve at the Ebor Festival. 22 two-year olds charging down York’s knavesmire. Good luck finding the winner! It may well be worth taking a punt on an outsider and at 20/1 at the time of writing this, St Ives has a live chance. William Haggas knowns what it takes to win this race having landed the prize in 2013, 2014 & 2015. The ground has come in his favour after perhaps being blunted by soft conditions in his last race. The booking of James Doyle is an eye catching one and he could well sneak into a place at the very least.
4:15 – Sir Henry Cecil Galtree Stakes – Selection: Frankellina
Since running very well when out of luck in the Epsom Oaks Frankellina has found life tough on the racecourse. The daughter of Frankel was sixth in the Ribblesdale and could only manage third over 1m 2f here the last time. The step back up in trip should help
Frankellina get into a better rhythm as she seemed to find it a shade quick over ten furlongs. She will have to step up on recent form, but she can take this listed prize if she can return to her Epsom Oaks form. Big chance.
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks Guys… Here are my Day Two thoughts….
1.55 Lowther Stakes… Fillies’ Group 2… 2YO Only… 6f..
Liberty Beach…. 4 wins from 5 this season since making debut on May 27th in a Redcar Class 5 5f Novice Stakes, winning by 1/2 a length. A 1/2 length victory at Beverley in a 5f Class 2 Fillies’ Conditions Stakes followed before the only defeat, when 4th by 2 & 1/2 lengths to Raffle Prize in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Ascot before returning to winning ways in the Listed 5f Dragon Stakes at Sandown. Took the step back up in to Group level at Goodwood to beat the colts in the Molecomb Stakes 5f Group 3 by 1 length. Back in with her own sex now and runs from level weights. Up a furlong in trip but that is no issue…..
DANGER…. Under the Stars… 2 from 2 since making a winning race course debut in a Class 5 6f Novice Stakes before stepping up to Group company at Ascot to land the Group 3 6f Princess Margaret Stakes by 1/2 a length on July 27th….
3.35 Yorkshire Oaks… Fillies’ & Mares’ Group 1…. 1m 3f 188yds…
Enable…. The double Arc & Breeders Cup Turf winner, now aged 5 is 2 from 2 this season having won the Eclipse at Sandown on season return when beating Magical by 3/4’s of a length, the same distance as the Breeders Cup before making it 2 from 2 when taking a stunning battle with Crystal Ocean in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes by a neck at Ascot. Now looking for her 12th win on the bounce having been unbeaten since April 21st in a Class 3 1m 2f Newbury Conditions Stakes… This is the last time Enable will grace a UK Race course….
Magical has been behind Enable on the last 3 times they have met & I cannot see it changing today….
4.15 Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes… Fillies’ & Mares’ Listed… 1m 3f 188yds….
Bella Vita… Had 2 runs over 7f last season finishing 2nd on debut & 6th. Made seasonal return in May when stepped up in trip to 1m 2f when winning a Class 5 Maiden at Lingfield. Landed 4 Class 4 Handicaps on the bounce, the last of the 4 was over 1m 4f at Ascot on July 12th, when winning by 1 & 1/2 lengths from Birch Grove, who has since won a French Listed race . Bella Vita was stepped up in to Listed company on August 3rd, when finishing runner up to Love So Deep in the Chalice Stakes by 2 lengths, the winner has since finished runner up to Dame Malliot on Sunday in the Prix De Promone at Deauville….
That is everything for you today folks… Thanks for popping by and for the continued support…
All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team
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