good luck Sunchu, I have some friends going to York today and frankly, the card looks very very hard.
Got a place yesterday with Imperial Link and just wanted to mention the ride Eddie Greatrex gave it yesterday, led until 3 furlongs out and looked to be finishing nearer last than first. Eddie never stopped on it and got it to rally to snatch 3rd. Fantastic ride. Compare it to Frankie who appeared, and I must stress appeared to lose 4th place through dropping his hands in the 7f handicap at York yesterday.
DON’T TOUCH, 300 York
TAKE COVER, 335 York
KINGS GIFT, 450 York
KODILINE 525 Newmarket
ARC ROYAL 725 Salisbury
COURIER 705 Hamilton
BE PERFECT 735 Hamilton
Couple of write-ups
TAKE COVER was 3rd last year to Mecca’s Angel in the Nunthorpe. His York form reads 6 runs, 3 wins, 4 places. The trainer David Griffiths has a York record in the last year of 3 wins and places from 7 runs, 6 wins from 19 in the last 5 years. Griffiths and David Allan at York are 3 wins, 5 places from 6 runs. 33-1 in places
KODILINE is a leap of faith. Has the first time visor on and Gerald Mosse riding. He has been running in listed/group races. His trainer Clive Cox with horses with a 60 day break is 22 wins from 128 runs for +16pts, 2nd handicap starts are 10 wins from 64 for 6pts profit. Mosse’s record at Newmarket is tasty, 4 wins from 21 rides in last year for +21pts and 6 wins from 27 rides in last 5 years, +31pts. 14-1 generally.
COURIER won this race last year off a 2lb lower mark and won off this mark in June. Trainer is 11 wins from 64 for +37pts in last 5 years at Hamilton, and 4 wins from 20 for +15pts in last year. 1 win and 1 place from 2 runs at Hamilton, Courier is 14-1 generally.
Good luck all……