Shortlist: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 – York Ebor Day 1

Symphony Group Handicap (2) 5f89y 10:55pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$10 Orion’s Bow, $11 Edward Lewis, $12 A Momentofmadness, $13 Desert Law, El Astronaute, $15 Shamshon, Moviesta, $17 Hoof It, Soie d’Leau, $19 Thesme, Out Do, $23 Move In Time, Tithonus, $26 Line of Reason, $29 Watchable, $34 Robot Boy, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

Lady Luck has not shined on Edward Lewis subsequent to his latest victory in May and he is taken to deservedly get his head back in front. Indeed, the combination of this sharp 5f and forecast fast ground could prove just the ticket for David O’Meara’s charge. A Momentofmadness, who is taken to reverse Goodwood placings with El Astronaute, Orion’s Bow, Hoof It and Moviesta are all live dangers.

Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3) (1) 7f 11:25pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 124 118 125 124 122 (Avg 123)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.75 Dee Ex Bee, $4.33 Fleet Review, $9.5 James Garfield, $11 Lansky, $13 Ulshaw Bridge, $17 Beatbox Rhythm, $19 Danzan, $21 Wells Farhh Go, $26 Chief Justice, $34 Zaaki, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

There was much to like about the way Dee Ex Bee went about his business when scoring on debut at Goodwood and, with the promise of better to come, Mark Johnston’s colt can take this step up in class in his stride. Fleet Review took another step forward when striking at the Curragh and is the main danger, while Ulshaw Bridge and James Garfield both make each-way appeal.

Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (1) 1m3f188y 12:00am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 135 135 137 137 134 (Avg 136)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$2.1 Cracksman, $6 Mirage Dancer, $11 Venice Beach, $12 Douglas Macarthur, $17 Khalidi, Spanish Steps, $21 Count Octave, $23 Atty Persse

Analyst’s Verdict

Difficult to choose between Mirage Dancer and Cracksman. The latter went close in the Derby and Irish Derby on his last 2 starts and therefore sets the standard on form, but Mirage Dancer remains with bags of potential, and his trainer’s patient approach can pay dividends once more. Venice Beach looks the pick of Aidan O’Brien’s trio with Ryan Moore taking the ride.

Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) (1) 1¼m56y 12:35am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 156 136 141 129 138 (Avg 140)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.5 Barney Roy, Churchill, $4.5 Ulysses, $8.5 Cliffs of Moher, $19 Shutter Speed, $21 Decorated Knight, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

A terrific renewal in prospect. Barney Roy was narrowly denied by Ulysses in the Eclipse but he has the scope for a bit better still after just five starts and is taken to improve past Sir Michael Stoute’s charge. Dual Guineas winner Churchill can’t have been himself when comfortably held by the selection in the St James’s Palace and is also respected over a trip he shapes as if he’ll stay.

Fine Equinity Handicap (2) 2m56y 1:15am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$8.5 Theydon Grey, $9 Magic Circle, $10 Platitude, $11 Seamour, $12 Penglai Pavilion, $13 Yorkidding, $15 Euchen Glen, My Reward, $17 Edge of Sanity, $21 Shrewd, $23 Oceane, Oriental Fox, $26 Saigon City, $29 Suegioo, $34 Star Rider, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

A C&D winner on his sole previous visit here, Magic Circle looks the one to be on. The extreme test of the Ascot Stakes proved a bridge too far stamina-wise for the 5-y-o last time, but he was bang there at the two-furlong marker and this is arguably his optimum trip. Seamour wasn’t beaten far in the Ebor here 12 months ago and has to be feared, while Platitude and Euchen Glen also merit respect.

Betway Nursery Handicap (2) 6f 1:50am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$8.5 Savalas, $10 Green Fortune, $11 Red Roman, $12 Gift In Time, $13 Tathmeen, $15 Demons Rock, $17 Etefaaq, $19 Areen Faisal, John Kirkup, $21 She Believes, Kalagia, $23 Queen’s Sargent, Faithful Promise, $26 Luis Fernandez, $29 Ghayadh, $34 Falmouth Light, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

Savalas displayed a willing attitude when getting off the mark in a decent contest at Thirsk and, with further improvement anticipated now upped to 6f on this nursery debut, he is taken to follow up. Gift In Time is weighted to reverse recent Goodwood placings with Red Roman and he rates the main danger. Richard Hannon’s duo Tathmeen and Etefaaq are also of interest, along with Green Fortune.

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