Mecca’s Angel ran out an easy winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes. The mare trained by Michael Dods was always in the thick of things from the word go and showed a lovely turn of foot. She’s the best five-furlong sprinter around at the moment with Limato who’s not that far behind. Mecca’s Angel will be retired to the paddocks at the end of the season but could be seen in the Abbaye on Arc weekend as a final send off.
No harm done yesterday, Pallasator was 2nd EW at 4-1. It was a little frustrating not to get a better result though. I didn’t like the two market leaders and both were unplaced. The Goodwood form was the best on offer coming into the race and this proved correct but I went with the wrong horse. Pallasator finished ahead of yesterday’s winner Quest For More at Goodwood but George Baker gave Quest For More an outstanding ride from the front.
The Ebor is the feature race on the final day of York and feature race of the week. 20 runners over one mile six and a lot of luck needed in running. It’s not a race to go mad in but I’ve had a few quid EW on She Is No Lady at 8-1 and Oriental Fox EW at 22-1.
She Is No Lady looks to be improving all the time and connections thought of running in a Group race but come here instead, any rain that falls will increase her chances. Oriental Fox has been out of form of late but showed more at Sandown 2 starts back. The horse got cleaned up next time at Goodwood and that effort can be firmly forgotten. Oriental Fox gets further but if the race turns into a stamina test with the forecast rain he’ll keep on galloping when others have had enough.
Muntahaa 3:15 Chester came 3rd in a Group 3 race last time out and now drops into Listed company. Muntahaa should go well with luck in running, connections have the St Leger in mind after this race.
We have one share left in each of our new winter horses, Greyed A and West Of The Edge. Both are now in pre-training with Dr Richard Newland and will be ready to run in October. For more information, follow the below link: