A sunny day in Yorkshire and I will be attending York racecourse and thought it would be worth sharing my thoughts on the afternoon's racing as I have gone through the racecard in fine detail in hope of a decent day out! If you use the blog to help you pick out a few selections or follow them in full then good luck!
1.40 1m 0f Class 2 John Smiths Racing Handicap –
ALFRED HUTCHINSON 10/1 EW (bet365 paying 5 places for each way bets).
A typical Saturday York opener with the bookies looking to get off to a winning start. Alfred Hutchinson is the one that ticks plenty of boxes and has a C&D victory to his name.Both recent runs has given a great run for money at this venue and looked a little unlucky. Has a decent draw today and if can avoid traffic should hopefully atleast place.
2.20 1m 6f Class 1 John Smiths Silver Cup Stakes –
Fitness should be cherry ripe after two runs this time around. 2nd to a decent one in a Pontefract Listed race last time and really interesting now stepped up in trip. Looks one to get stuck into.
2.55 1m 2f 88yds Class 2 55th John Smiths Cup –
BOLD SNIPER 5/1.
Another that is bang in form with a couple of good efforts and has sights lowered here after latest 2nd at Ascot.Should enjoy this fast ground and give an excellent run for money.
3.30 5f Class 1 John Smiths City Walls Stakes –
TAPPANAPPA 8/1 EW
Really interestring contender now strating out for the Michael Appleby yard and from this mark is clearly well handicapped. Can be a bit of a monkey but with hood on today and coming back from a break I really fancy him to run a big race.
Will also be keeping a close eye on Knightly Escapade and if drifts out to a decent price on course will have a little nibble as won with plenty in hand for us last time out in a minor contest.
5.15 6f Class 2 John Smiths Nursery –
BILLYOAKES 6/1 EW.
Certainly not overly convinced by the favourite in this given the manner of the disappointment last time out Haydock.Had excuses and may bounce back to form so dodging with an EW bet on Billyoakes under Atzeni.Has to prove gets this fast ground but indications would suggest he will and can run well again today after just the two racecourse starts.