York’s Ebor meeting, which gets under way tomorrow, is a highlight of the racing year in this neck of the woods. An annual pilgrimage for many punters.
There’s no doubt the feel of the meeting has changed since its switch from three days to four to incorporate Saturday.
But the quality remains. Twenty-four races, and not one worth less than £40,000 this year.
Whether your bag is top-quality Group races, richly competitive handicaps or two-year-old contests unearthing the stars of the future, you’ll see it all on the Knavesmire this week.
In response to many requests, I will be posting my selections for every race over the four days. These will not be tips for the sake of tipping, but the horses I am backing as a semi-professional punter.
In races where I am keen on more than one horse, alternatives in brackets are given to the main selections.
I will aim to have each day’s advice posted by midnight the previous night. Good luck!
DAY ONE (WEDNESDAY)
1.55 YORK GLORY each/way (Racy, Blaine)
2.30 PRINCE GAGARIN each/way
3.05 POSTPONED each/way
3.40 MUKHADRAM (Telescope)
4.20 GAMBOL each/way
4.55 BURNT SUGAR (Teruntum Star)
Incidentally, for those of you looking for an ante-post interest in the Ebor itself on Saturday, the two I have backed so far are WADI AL HATTAWI and ELIDOR, both each/way.