Another very busy Saturday ,with total nine meetings in UK & Ireland,including seven stakes races . Going concentrate on the 9F group 3 Strensall stakes at York 2.15 .
10 runners declared for quality looking G3 three contest over 9 furlongs at York ,on ground described as good .The three main contenders are Custom Cut , Scottish & Diploma .
CUSTOM CUT : Decent 7-Y-0 Gelding ,winning 12 out 51 ,including winning two G2 races last season .Also won this race back in 2014 .Not looked quite as good this season ,though did go close in G3 Diomed stakes at Epsom in June .Will be suited by any rain .
SCOTTISH : Consistent 4-Y-0 Gelding ,winning 3 out 10 ,including winning two listed races .Finished creditable 2ND in Rose Of Lancashire stakes last time ,behind Royal Artillery .Should go well ,though is 0 out 4 in group company .
DIPLOMA : Improving 3-Y-0 filly ,winning 3 out 6 ,including bolting up in 10F Lyric listed stakes at York last time ,that form has been boosted with the 2ND Fireglow winning listed race next time .Up in class ,though looks an improving filly from top connections .
VERDICT : DIPLOMA looks solid here ,after winning decent listed race last time here at York .Looks open to plenty improvement for inform Sir Michael Stoute stable .The drop back in trip shouldn't be problem ,having won over 7 furlongs . Receiving plenty weight of her main rivals .Odds around 4-1 good fair value .
DIPLOMA 2.15 YORK
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BET365
(UNPLACED SP 11-4 LOSS £100.00)