Danielsflyer catches the eye in the 4.35 at York today but at 7/2 I can leave him alone. SHAWAMEEKH has to reverse the form with the former but there is reason to think he might just do that. His return at Chester was very promising and he was expected to go a lot closer than he did last time at York but I think he sat too close to a strong pace. It was a hot enough race which has been proven since and if I’m right about the pace angle then he did remarkably well to finish as close as he did. Hopefully Harrison Shaw receives instructions to come with a late run and if he does I think he might just surprise a few over a track he seems to love.
York 4.35 – Shawameekh
Most of my weekend will be spent studying Royal Ascot entries but I will take my eyes off my laptop to watch a couple of favourites. Both SIR MAXIMILIAN and Franny Norton owe me one having let me down last time out at Chester. It wasn’t Franny’s finest moment in the saddle and it certainly feels like every time I back him at his beloved Chester his mounts have a tardy start or an awful run through. Surely my luck has to change? The selection is certainly on a winning mark and has shown enough to suggest he has another win in him despite his advancing years.
BRINGITONBORIS is a tentative selection as you can never be sure which Boris turns up but if he puts his best foot forward I think he could run well at a huge price. His staying on fourth behind Boardman over 7f suggested the step up to this trip should be no problem and the return to fast ground should also help. Expect him to come with a late rattle, I just hope it isn’t too late.
Chester 2.10 Sir Maximilian
York 4.50 Bringitonboris