THE York Ebor meeting is one of my favourites of the whole year and I was absolutely thrilled with Blue Bunting’s win in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks yesterday. She is an outstanding filly, very gutsy and has given me some fantastic days this season.
The next leg of the QIPCO British Champions Series is this afternoon’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes and unfortunately I don’t have a ride in the race. Hoof It is the favourite, but it looks wide open and I have no idea who will win it.
Biondetti has a reasonable chance in the Group Three Strensall Stakes this afternoon. He ran a good race in France last time, but just got reeled in.
The Convivial at 4.15pm is always a strong maiden and Crying Wolf is a horse we really like. He should give me a good spin.
I ride Opinion Poll in the Lonsdale Cup tomorrow and he has a decent chance. He won this race last year, won well at Goodwood last time and is very consistent. Lost In The Moment was only just behind Opinion Poll at Goodwood, so he’s ahead of the handicapper and I’m hopeful of a good run in the Betfred Ebor.
Of my other rides tomorrow, Yaa Wayl won the opener last season and he did well at Newbury last time, so has to be in with a shout of winning it again. Parlour Games (2.30pm) and My Propeller (4.15pm) both have reasonable chances and I hope to be celebrating a winner on the day.
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