First day of York ebor meeting with three group races the Feature races being Juddmonte international group one and Great Voltigeur group two.
Overnight there is plenty rain forecast at York, and I would think the ground would be riding Good/Soft,if the forecast is correct,though will wait till the morning before posting Tuesdays bets, when we will have more of an idea about the ground.
*updated at 11.00 am*
Only 1.4 mm rain fell over night and ground remains good though I would think it will be riding on slow side of good .Two bets on day one.
10F JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL GROUP 1 YORK 3.25
BYWORD:Improving French colt winning three times this season including at Royal Ascot,beating Twice Over in the group one Prince Wales stakes,only defeat this season when beaten 0.50 lenghs by Goldikova at Lonchamp in May.
MAIN DANGER:Appears to be RIP VAN WINKLE who ran good second last time at Goodood behind Canford Cliffs only beaten neck trying to concede 8LB,though ran his best race last season when finishing 1L second behind Sea the Stars in the Eclipse over today's distance of 10F
VERDICT :1) BYWORD 2)RIP VAN WINKLE 3)TWICE OVER
12F GREAT VOLTIGEUR GROUP 2 YORK 2.50
MIDAS TOUCH:Still improving, good second in Irish derby finishing 0.50 lengh behind Cape Blanco.(form looks solid) and will be suited by this easier ground at York,Failed to handle the Epsom track,should be suited far better by this track
MAIN DANGER:REWILDING Looks big danger after finishing third in Epsom two places in front of Midas Touch,though hasn't ran since (73 days ago) which is slight concern,though should be suited by the track and this easier ground
VERDICT:1)MIDAS TOUCH 2)REWILDING 3)HARRIS TWEED
BYWORD 1PT E-WAY @ 3-1 STAN JAMES ,3.25 YORK
MIDAS TOUCH 1PT E-WAY@ 3-1 STAN JAMES 2.50 YORK
O.50 E/WAY DOUBLE BOTH 3-1 STAN JAMES AND 1/4 ODDS 1-2-3