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News online for The York Ebor Festival 2011 Wednesday 17th Aug - Saturday 20th Aug
Trainers to follow:
RICHARD FAHEY is the leading northern trainer with a great record at York
Aidan O'Brien fields a strong team which include:
Seville Wednesday's Great Voltigeur Stakes
Await The Dawn Wednesday's Juddmonte International
Wonder Of Wonders Thursday's Yorkshire Oaks
Jockey to follow:
Kieren Fallon is a strong contender for the top jockey title at the York Ebor Festival this week. With confidence running high after a fabulous 4 timer at the weekend Fallon has been 5-2 favourite to carry off the title by Paddy Power.
Wednesday 17th August
2:00 Symphony Group Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 5f89y CH4
2:30 sportingbet.com Acomb Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 7f CH4
Brian Meehan has won this race twice and considers his Archbishop has a great chance. The tip won his debut race over 7f at Sandown last month and has a lot of potential. Furner's Green and Newmarket maiden winner Entifaadha will provide stiff competition.
3:05 sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 1m4f CH4
3:40 Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions´ Series) (Group 1) Cl1 1m2f88y CH4
Await The Dawn is rated 1lb higher than Midday and 2lbs higher than Twice Over by Timeform and has to have a great chance 4:15 sportingbet.com Stakes (Nursery) Cl2 6f
4:50 Patrington Haven Leisure Park Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m2f88y
Thursday 18th August
2:00 DBS Premier Yearling Stakes Cl2 6f CH4
2:30 Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 6f CH4
3:05 Addleshaw Goddard Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m CH4
3:40 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (British Champions´ Series) (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 1m4f CH4
The latest racing news has Snow fairy as favourite for Thursday's Darley Yorkshire Oaks. She finished 2nd to Midday at Goodwood last time and will not have to face that rival this time. Blue Bunting, Banimpire and Wonder Of Wonders will ensure this is a stiff test
4:15 E B F "Selkirk" Galtres Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 1m4f
4:50 eventmasters.co.uk Class 3 Handicap Cl3 2m88y
Friday 19th August
2:00 Racing UK On Sky Bet Mobile Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m4f CH4
2:30 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 6f CH4
3:05 Sky Bet Mobile Strensall Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 1m208y CH4
3:40 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (British Champions´ Series) (Group 1) Cl1 5f CH4
4:15 Sky Bet Mobile Convivial Maiden Stakes Cl2 7f
4:50 E B F Paul Malone Half Century Stakes (Fillies´ Handicap) Cl2 7f
Saturday 20th August
2:00 Debenhams City of York Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 7f CH4
2:30 Betfred Melrose Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m6f CH4
Motivado 1 pt place
Impressive handicap debut and stayed on well up in trip to 1m4f. Failed to settle at Ripon next time but could bounce back.
3:05 Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (British Champions´ Series) (Group 2) Cl1 2m88y CH4
3:40 Betfred Ebor (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 1m6f CH4
Saturday's Betfred Ebor is the oldest and most renowned race at York with the most glittering prize for a handicap in Europe.
Solid form over the 1m4f distance is a prerequisite and there is no better stand out horse than Saptapadi at a general 7-1.
Sirvino is worth considering for a place at a general 33-1.
4:15 Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 5f 4:50 Betfred Bonus King Stakes (Nursery) Cl2 1m
5:20 Raithwaite Hall Hotel Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 5f
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