Best Bets For The York Ebor Festival – Day Two

Tough day on the Knavesmire Wednesday with some bigger priced winners – Cracksman did win for the odds-on brigade. With Ulysses proving too good for the three-year-olds at 4-1 it’s a nice enough +2.00 to level stakes winning day for Triple G; Dee Ex Bee and Atty Persse for me being losers earlier on the card. On to day two and hopefully another winning day Thursday is Ladies' Day and features the Lowther Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks.

Enable will be here, I suppose we must say now as part of her build-up for a tilt at the Arc. Having won the Oaks proper and the Irish version as well as the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes I simply can’t see any other result than a win for her in the Yorkshire Oaks unless something goes terribly wrong – she is un-backable at 1-3 though.

The Group Two Lowther Stakes sees some decent baby fillies lining up at 2.25. Of what we know the best form on offer appears to be the Queen Mary from Ascot and the Wesley Ward chestnut filly Happy Like A Fool was second in that (tipped on here). She couldn’t hold off Heartache that day but burnt off the rest. She missed the G.3 Molecomb Stakes on what has become known round Triple G Towers as Washout Wednesday at Goodwood but the likely underfoot conditions are much more in her favour here. The ability to see out the six furlongs is a concern but York is considered a fast track so if she is to stay this far it is likely to be somewhere like here and she is the tentative pick for Triple G at 4-1. Madeline won a Listed race at Newbury last time and the Roger Varian inmate is a danger whilst Aidan O'Brien will rely upon Actress as he seeks a first triumph in the Lowther but his record with two-year-olds here is terrible and Fleet Review made it 22 beaten on the trot yesterday when down the field in the G.3 Acomb.

At 4.15 we have the Listed British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes. On all known form the Sir Michael Stoute trained Mori looks a pretty good thing having already won at this level and only just losing out in the G.2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot. Regally bred being by Frankel out of Midday she is plenty short enough at 5-6 but very hard to oppose and even though just beaten last time she looks to still be improving.

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