Timeform Shortlist: York Ebor Festival Day 2

Posted: August 18, 2016

R1 Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes (2) 6f 10:55pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 124 118 118 120 112 (Avg 118)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$7.5 Rusumaat, Rainbow Mist, $8 Danielsflyer, $10 Legendary Lunch, $11 Miss Infinity, $12 Stormy Clouds, $17 Savannah’s Dream, Hemingway, $21 Mr Hobbs, $23 Angel Down, $29 Wedding Dress, Perfect Madge, $34 Stop The Wages, Our Greta, $51 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

Rainbow Mist was returning from a 6-week break when landing a nursery here in decisive fashion last month with a much-improved effort, and he may have more to give, particularly back over this longer trip. Rusumaat is feared most after his gutsy effort at Goodwood, while Danielsflyer, Miss Infinity and Stormy Clouds are also respected.

R2 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (1) 6f 11:30pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 127 120 118 135 127 (Avg 125)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$1.53 Fair Eva, $7 Queen Kindly, $9.5 Roly Poly, $23 Kilmah, $26 Magical Fire, $29 Nations Alexander, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

Frankel’s daughters Fair Eva and Queen Kindly are expected to come to the fore, with clear preference for the first named who looked a filly of star quality when landing the Princess Margaret at Ascot. She’s already as short as 3/1 in places for next year’s 1000 Guineas, and it’s hard to envisage her being turned over here. Kilmah, who chased Fair Eva home at Ascot, can claim minor place money.

R3 Clipper Logistics Stakes (Handicap) (2) 1m 12:05am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$8 Mustashry, $9.5 Firmament, $11 One Word More, $13 Azraff, $15 Spark Plug, Alfred Hutchinson, $17 Chil The Kite, $19 Fanciful Angel, $21 Kelinni, $23 You’re Fired, Red Napoleon, $26 Jailawi, Birdman, $29 Fort Bastion, Lat Hawill, $34 Mister Universe, Third Time Lucky, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

It’s worth chancing Spark Plug, who figures on a handy mark judged on the pick of last season’s form, and based on his fine effort in a listed event at Sandown 2 starts back. The anticipated strongly-run race could be just the ticket. Mustashry will be a threat providing his high draw doesn’t prove a hindrance, while Firmament, One Word More and 2015 winner Chil The Kite are others to consider.

R4 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) (1) 1½m 12:40am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 130 127 134 131 125 (Avg 129)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.25 Found, $5.5 Seventh Heaven, $7 Endless Time, $9 Queen’s Trust, $15 Even Song, $19 Koora, $21 Furia Cruzada,$ 29 Fireglow, $34 Harlequeen, Loving Things, $41 bar

Analyst’s Verdict

Queen’s Trust gave outstanding 3-y-o filly Minding a run for her money in the Nassau at Glorious Goodwood and, with the step back up in trip in a plus and the distinct possibility of better to come, she can provide Sir Michael Stoute with his tenth victory in this contest. The wonderfully consistent Found and stablemate Seventh Heaven are obvious dangers, while Furia Cruzada also merits respect.

R5 EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed) (1) 1½m 1:20am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 118 115 118 114 117 (Avg 116)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4.33 Abingdon, $6.5 Glamorous Approach, $7 Twitch, $8 Pandora, Tiptree, $11 Anzhelika, To Eternity, $19 Sagely, $23 Lustrous

Analyst’s Verdict

Abingdon has had a fine season, scoring twice before posting a fine second over this trip at Newmarket last month. Brought along steadily by her astute
handler, she is likely capable of better yet and is fancied to land this listed prize. Glamorous Approach and Tiptree may give her most to think about.

R6 eventmasters.co.uk EBF Fillies’ Stakes (Handicap) (2) 7f 1:55am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6.5 Jadaayil, $8.5 Hawatif, $12 Dawaa, $13 Mustique, Show Stealer, Quick N Quirky, Alyaa, $15 Opal Tiara, Dutch Mist, $17 Haley Bop, Light Music, $23 Lil Sophella, $26 Sharaakah, $29 Florenza

Analyst’s Verdict

Jadaayil hasn’t been seen since landing a Newmarket maiden in April, but her yard is firing in the winners at present, and she is open to improvement on handicap debut. In an open-looking event there are plenty of dangers however, with Hawatif, Opal Tiara and Mustique at the top of the list.

 

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