YORK EBOR – TV TIPS (FRIDAY)
Amazing Red was gelded after disappointing at Newmarket in June, given time to recover he returned in August and made no mistake when powering home in the testing conditions at Newmarket to win going away. Connections decision to bypass other engagements in favour of this has to be seen as a positive and a big run looks on the cards. Saeed Bin Suroor was responsible for the 2015 winner of this and saddles two this time, separating Red Galileo and Game Starter looks a thankless task however so a chance will be taken on Amazing Red finding the sufficient improvement required.
AMAZING RED (E/W)
This looks as intriguing a renewal of the Lonsdale Cup as I can ever remember, the trip, class and ground all things to be considered when deciphering the field though perhaps more interestingly the fact that only one horse in the last decade has won at double figure odds. The forecast drying ground looks certain to suit Dal Harraild and his healthy win to run ratio appeals, likely to get this trip he earns a tentative vote though he’s hardly bombproof. Dartmouth is proven at this level and beyond, owned by the Queen and from the Stoute yard he warrants serious respect, a comment that also applies to Thomas Hobson and Sheikhzayedroad.
DAL HARRALLD (WIN)
Daban finished a fine third in the 1000 Guineas earlier in the year and jockey Frankie Dettori stated immediately after that he thought she was a seven furlong horse. Readily brushed aside at Royal Ascot over the mile trip once more last time her chance here back down in trip today is crystal clear and it ought to be remembered the last two winners were three year old Fillies. Suedois hasn’t won for almost two years though he has performed with plenty of credit, usually seen to best effect on softer ground he would appreciate rain though this trip looks correct for him nowadays. Tupi and So Beloved deserve mentions in an open contest, Daban however gets the nod.
DABAN (WIN) – NAP
American based trainer, Wesley Ward is no stranger to British racing fans and his Lady Aurelia looks to have very strong claims here. Her effortless demolition of the re-opposing Profitable in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot last time was simply breathtaking, a repeat of that would make her very difficult to beat. Batttaash has produced some fancy time figures this season without winning at the very highest level, an uncomplicated sort he clearly represents a massive danger though there are niggles of doubt. Marsha looked a little hesitant and rather threw victory away at the Curragh two starts back, she was comfortably held by Battaash last time though she couldn’t be entirely dismissed. Profitable and Washington DC could run into the places should this fall apart and the presence of Take Cover could cause Battaash issues as both like to be on the sharp end, all things considered Lady Aurelia is taken to blow them away late in the day.
LADY AURELIA (WIN)