Libran was a cracking result for us yesterday “11-1” a dead heat for first place took a little gloss off the win but it was nice to nail a big priced winner whilst it makes a change to win a good few quid at York. Libran is now going down under for a spell in Australia, he’s just the type to excel in Oz as he races handy and travels so well in his races, I’m sure he’ll be a lot of fun.
I’m not going crazy and giving winnings back but I’ve placed two steady EW bets and had couple of fun selections this afternoon.
Sir Michael Stoute hasn’t had a great York but I’m hoping he’s saved his best for the final day of the meeting.
In the 2:35 Dannyday will have no problems with the slow ground and I think there’s more to come over staying trips.
The horse was unlucky last time out at Haydock where the winner got first run on him on soft ground, in another few strides Dannyday would have got up. The yard do very well with staying types and with some luck in running Dannyday should be seen making up plenty of ground late in the race and hopefully be produced at the right time. Priced at 12-1 he looks worth an EW punt with a few bookies paying 5 places.
The big race of the day is the Betfred Ebor, best of luck with the race if you have a bet, maybe Suegioo can out run his odds of 50-1 in first time blinkers.
Ornate should take some beating in the 4:20 for trainer William Haggas, he’s held in v high regards but I can’t get involved at even money.
My final half decent main bet at York is Munaaser EW priced at 7-1 in the 4:55.
I’ve been hoping connections step this horse up in trip for a while after watching him finish like a train in recent outings over a mile. This very well bred type was considered a Epsom Derby horse last year, although not quite reaching that level Munaaser is a consistent animal that looks ready for ten furlongs.
The going is bit of a worry whilst it’s a shame Paul Hanagan can’t ride due to his ban but Dane O’Neill has ridden him before and with a decent draw everything looks right for a good effort. I hope to see Munaaser going nicely just behind the pace then it’s fingers crossed a clear path can be sought at the business end of the race.
Not much has gone right for Accipiter this season, the speedy mare trained by Chris Wall is far better than her form shows. Today’s slow ground is a worry and likely won’t suit but with Ashley Morgan back in the saddle and Accipiter trading at 18-1 a small token EW bet has been placed in the final race at York.