Bets from the Opening Day of the Ebor Festival from our podcast team
Favourite week of flat racing of the year coming up at York, and it’s a great punting week. Big field handicaps on the straight and round courses and competitive top-level races (bar Thursday’s Yorkshire Oaks).
It’s a real shame St Mark’s Basilica is out of Wednesday’s feature, but it’s still a fascinating heat and one the team are largely in agreement with.
Juddmonte International – (15:35 York)
Three votes for Miushriff, and he’s Rixy’s best bet. Adele and I want a couple at bigger prices on side, too, while Deasy recommends laying Love for a place.
- Tom – Mishriff / Mac Swiney
- Adele -Mishriff / Juan Elcano
- Rixy – Mishriff
- Deasy – Place Lay Love (2 places), small win/place McSwiney
5 1/2f Handicap – (13:50 York)
Pace against both rails makes this all the more interesting, and I’ll have one on either side, with the main play being Hurricane Ivor. Both Adele and Deasy are with Whenthedealinsdone, who has already been well supported.
- Tom – Hurricane Ivor / El Astonaute
- Adele – Whenthedealinsdone / Pendleton
- Rixy – No bet
- Deasy – Twilight Calls, Whenthedealinsdone
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Acomb Stakes – (14:25 York)
Three horses going up and the strongest shout from Deasy, who makes Noble Truth his best bet at 3.8 at recording. Rixy thinks the runners should be closer together in the market, so Imperial Fighter is his value selection, whilst Adele is the favourite.
- Tom – No bet
- Adele – Dubawi legend
- Rixy – Imperial Fighter
- Deasy – Noble Truth
Great Voltigeur (15:00 York)
Both Rixy and I are giving Yibir another chance with the hood back on. Adele is a big fan of Kemari and thinks Third Realm is worth playing in the place market. Deasy is on both the O’Brien runners.
- Tom – Yibir
- Adele – Kemari / Third Realm place
- Rixy – Yibir w/o Kemari & positive vibes about Scope at a huge price is interesting
- Deasy – High Definition/Sir Lucan
- Tom – Hurricane Ivor
- Adele – Whenthedealisdone
- Rixy – Mishriff
- Deasy – Noble Truth / Tweet Tweet (16:45)
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