Seven meetings across Britain today, all in England. The going draws a weather map of the past few days from North to South. Cartmel is Good to Soft whilst Newmarket and Windsor are Good to Firm. The remainder are all Good, including York.
We start at the Knavesmire:
3.00 York 6f Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (Class 1) (2yo)
No outstanding performer for this Group 2 worth over £127,000 to the winner.
Form horses Cardsharp and Headway can return to form on this better ground after disappointing on soft ground at Goodwood.
Nebo and Frozen Angel are also considered on form achieved.
At current odds Frozen Angel is my preference.
He was a noted horse earlier in the season and has continued to run well.
His latest performances at the Curragh and Maisons-Laffitte are solid efforts.
Today’s conditions will suit and a big run is expected.
Current 8/1+ is fair.
4.25 Newmarket 6f (July) Hopeful Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (3yo+)
Four non-runners leaving a field of eleven.
Previous noted horse Gifted Master returned to his best when winning a Doncaster.
A reproduction of that run gives him a solid chance.
Conditions will suit.
I would want at least 9/2 to get interested.
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