York Dante Meeting Tips Day Three
It’s the third and final day of York’s Dante Meeting on Friday and The Geek has a tip for all four races that ITV are broadcasting, including the highlight of the day the Yorkshire Cup.
The biggest field in the last 10-years is set to go to post for this Listed Race for two-year-old fillies and there are plenty of lightly-raced fillies who could take a massive step forward from their last runs to win. However, with four of the last five winners having won their only previous start, the ones to concentrate on could be Nicki’s Angel and Carrie’s Vision who were sired by two leading sires of sprinters in Dark Angel and Oasis Dream. Nicki’s Angel is just preferred as Dark Angel has produced the likes of Harry Angel and Battaash in recent seasons and her trainer Richard Fahey thinks she’s one of his best chances of the week.
Nicki’s Angel each-way @ 5.50 PaddyPower
Juliet Foxtrot may well have been overlooked in this Listed Race that is full of inconsistent three-year-old fillies. She was only fifth on her seasonal reappearance but, as the form of that race has worked out well, she surely deserves to be shorter in the betting. Three of the four horses who finished in front of her finished in the first six in the 1,000 Guineas, whilst Nyaleti who finished behind her has since won at Goodwood. She also finished two places in front of the re-opposing Threading but is ten-times the price of that one in the early markets.
Juliet Foxtrot each-way @ 13.00 Coral
Five-year-olds and six-year-olds have the best recent record in the Yorkshire Cup but, as neither of these age groups are represented this year, this could turn into a battle between several decent four-year-olds and the eight-year-old Max Dynamite. The latter is tempting with Ryan Moore aboard as Moore has won four of the last nine Yorkshire Cups. However, Stradivarius is expected to challenge for all the top staying races this season and, though he’d prefer a bit further, he showed enough at Royal Ascot and in the St Leger last season to suggest he has the pace to win at this trip against this level of opposition.
Stradivarius win @ 1.91 PaddyPower, Betfair
The ground may be quicker than ideal for Master Carpenter but connections have somehow managed to get him handicapped on a two-pounds lower-mark than when sluicing-up on soft ground in last year’s renewal. That was his second win at York in four starts and he’s also run well on the other two occasions off much higher-marks.
Master Carpenter each-way @ 8.00 PaddyPower, Betfair