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Ebor Handicap: Ben Vrackie to Give Ebor Rivals a Mountain to Climb

Ebor Handicap: Ben Vrackie to Give Ebor Rivals a Mountain to Climb

3.40 York The first £1million Ebor Handicap at York has attracted such a competitive field that, while having nailed down a selection, it is close to impossible for us to shortlist less than 8 horses with these runners all holding major chances of landed the £600,000 first prize. Racecard Contenders Baghdad Mark Johnston is a past master with these big staying handicaps and has three runners in this, his Baghdad arguably being the best of them.  He has produced his…

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John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Handicap: Style to Hunt Them Down in John Smith’s

John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Handicap: Style to Hunt Them Down in John Smith’s

3.50 York A full field of 22 runners and a purse worth an impressive £200,000 naturally makes this one of the most competitive handicaps of the year so far. Form from various trips and numerous tracks is represented as some of the best trainers in the country go in search of a huge Saturday win, but on closer inspection of the field it seems there is a sensible bet to be had in this year’s race and we will simply…

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Ebor Handicap: Teodoro The Value In Richest Ebor Yet

Ebor Handicap: Teodoro The Value In Richest Ebor Yet

Now a half-million pound race (worth £1 million next year) the Ebor remains one of the biggest races in Europe and with that one of the most competitive. The mile-and-three-quarter test is one of the quickest paced, enfeebling staying races on the calendar but the challenge of finding the winner is taken up and we have six against the field for you to mull over: BLAKENEY POINT Roger Charlton has already landed one of the other major staying handicaps with…

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John Smith’s Cup: Kynren Worth Chancing On The Knavesmire

John Smith’s Cup: Kynren Worth Chancing On The Knavesmire

The big handicaps keep coming and this week we’re looking at the ultra-competitive John Smith’s Cup at York. The market has changed a little since the defection of Afaak, one who may well have been the tip and who will surely come again, but we’re left with a high class field and a mix of youth and experience as well as mile horses stepping up to challenge some established middle-distance types. We’re left with a big field to go through,…

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