York selections Saturday 21st August The final day at York and I think the most interesting from a betting perspective with a series of very strong handicaps interspersed with some quality group races. For the first time at the meeting we do have a bit of a quandary regarding...
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Archive for month: August, 2021
Symbol can earn Group 1 status
York selections Friday 20th August Day Three at York and the Nunthorpe Stakes is today’s highlight. This looks a particularly intriguing affair and the track record of Battaash in this race from 2019 could be under threat. I have a selection for the feature, plus choices from two handicaps...
Agincourt the class act in the finale
York selections Thursday 19th August The Group 1 action is the Yorkshire Oaks on the Knavesmire on Thursday, but with Snowfall in the field, this looks best watched purely for enjoyment rather than as a betting medium. Instead I am focused on two other races for the fillies later...
Go on Safari to start the Ebor meeting
York selections Wednesday 18th August The Ebor meeting at York gets underway today, the first of four days on the Knavesmire and with the return of spectators. Around 19,000 are expected to converge on the track this afternoon. Our traditional opening day feature is the International Stakes, for which...
Ebor Festival memories: the Nunthorpe Stakes, Dayjur blitzes them
The Nunthorpe Stakes is another of the Group 1 events at the York Ebor meeting. It was originally staged as a lowly seller in 1903, but since 1922 was upgraded to the top class 5f race it is today. The race was known as the William Hill Sprint Championship...
Ebor Festival memories: the origins of the International and the defeated superstar horse.
The Juddmonte International Stakes is one of the big races of the York Ebor meeting and traditionally highlights the opening day of action on the Knavesmire. As an established Group 1 event it is surprisingly a relatively recent concept having been first run in 1972. In those days it...
Get ready for the final Session at Galway
Galway selections Sunday 1st August The final day of seven at Galway and the Ahonoora Handicap is the big one for the finale. A horse placed in the last two renewals of this contest is aimed at the prize again – this time coming over from Britain where he...
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