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Two Trainers Dominate York Ebor Festival

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The 2 most successful trainers at the York Ebor Festival are:

William Haggas with 8 winners from 29 runners 27.59%
Kevin Ryan with 8 winners from 46 runners 17.39%

Trainers with poor records:

Aidan O'Brien 2 winners from 34 runners
Saeed Bin Suroor  2 winners from 35 runners

Northern trainers:

Mark Johnston  1 winner from 59 runners
Richard Fahey 3 winners from 81 runners
Tim Easterby 2 winners from 46 runners

Haggas horses to focus on:

2yo and 3yo runners priced 10/1 or shorter

Ryan horses to focus on:

Any horses priced 14/1 or less

Northern Racing

York Ebor Festival Wednesday August 20

Great Voltigeur Stakes Group 2 1m 4f


13 of the last 17 winners came from the top 3 in the betting
Only 4 of the last 17 winners had previously won at the distance
15 of the last 17 winners had a top 4 finish LTO
7 of the last 15 winners had won LTO

Trainer records:

Sir Michael Stoute has won this race 5 times since 1997
John Gosden has won this race 3 times since 2007

Juddmonte International Stakes Group 1 1m 2.5f


9 favourites have won in the last 17 years
All of the winners returned at odds of 8/1 or less in the last 17 years

Australia is the hot favourite and likely to take all the beating

Ebor Festival Thursday August 21

Yorkshire Oaks Group 1 1m 4f

John Gosden does well with fillies at this trip and his Taghrooda won this years Oaks and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Ascot.

John Gosden has won the race twice in the last 5 years and has strong claims this year.

Ebor Festival Friday August 22

Nunthorpe Stakes Group 1 5f

Won in recent times by Sole Power, Kingsgate Native, Ortensia, Borderlescott

Sole Power is the current favourite after winning this years Palace House and Kings Stand Stakes

He would need good ground to be seen at his best

Shea Shea for Mike De Kock will be popular but has lost on all 4 visits to the UK

Hot Streak could go well if the ground eases to the soft side of good as could Maarek who relishes similar conditions

Aidan O'Brien runs Cougar Mountain who was 5th to Sole Power in the Darley July Stakes at Newmarket

Moviesta has had a light campaign this season and his best run was 5th to Sole Power in the Palace House Stakes. Runs best on the firmer side of good and has each way claims.

 York Ebor Festival Saturday August 23

Gimcrack  Stakes Group 2 6f

Richard Hannon's yard has not won this since 2000 but this year year fields a strong team of which Baitha Alga has the

best chance. He won the Group 2 Norfolk at Ascot in which Aidan O'Brien's The Great War came 5th.

Ebor Heritage Handicap 1m 6f


Only Mephisto in 2004 has won from a single figure draw this century
7 of the last 10 winners were Irish bred
6 of the last 7 winners were rated 98 or higher
8 of the last 12 winners were 5yo's
5 of the last 12 winners were priced at 25/1 or bigger
10 of the last 17 winners achieved a top 3 finish LTO
No 3yo has won since 2001
14 of the last 17 winners had won over 1m 4f

York Ebor Festival 2013

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