It’s Yorkshire Cup day and as the Dante Meeting comes to a close the Lockinge meeting begins. We’ve got selections from up and down the country as we bid for a profitable Friday.
2:20 York – Maggies Angel (8/1)
Maggies Angel represents Richard Fahey, the two-year-old was an impressive winner on her debut at Ripon and goes into this listed contest with a good chance. She’s bred very well and should be fine on today’s conditions. Her breeding is a big positive and she can run a big race.
2:55 York – On Her Toes (7/2), Tomyris (6/1) ew
On Her Toes can run well for Ryan Moore and William Haggas. She won a listed prize on her last start of the season in good style before finishing third in a Group Three contest. She makes her first start of the season and can go well once again.
Tomyris can run a big race for Roger Varian, although the ground is a slight concern, she won in good style at Newmarket last time out and deserves to take her chance in a listed contest.
3:30 York – Crimean Tatar (5/1)
One I like a lot this season is Crimean Tatar, who was last seen finishing fourth in a Group Three race at Newbury. He looked like he needed the step up in trip and he’s got it this afternoon, he’s got the class to win this sort of race and I expecting a big performance.
4:05 York – Burguillos (9/2)
He ran very well last time out when winning at Leicester and must have a good chance in this handicap contest again. He’s on a nice mark, and the booking of jockey Ryan Moore is a big positive for Alan King’s four-year-old.
4:45 Newbury – Manchego (5/1)
Manchego really impressed us when winning as a NAP at Wolverhampton last time out. A three-year-old destined for pattern company ran very well in the Midlands winning a maiden in good style. The form of that race may work out well and this is a good test for him.
7:25 Cork – Venezuela (11/4)
A Ballydoyle three-year-old who hasn’t been disgraced in two starts. He ran well when second on his debut before finishing fourth on heavy ground. He may not have liked the conditions like that day, and should be improving this time around. He’ll win a maiden soon, and Seamie Heffernan retains the ride.
8:30 Newcastle – Hugin NAP (6/5)
A very nice bred prospect for David Simcock who shaped pretty well on his debut at Dundalk. He ran very well that day and should improve from the run. He’s bred very well and should be better for his debut, expect a good run from him.