BY JACK MILNER. For a Yorkshireman like myself, York’s Ebor Festival is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Flat season and produces four days of racing that is of the highest quality. Six go to post for the Juddmonte International on Wednesday where Al Kazeem is 11/10 favourite with BetVictor, but faces a stunning field and his toughest task to date. Richard Hannon’s Sussex Stakes winner Toronado steps up in trip for the first time this season and looks to be the favourite’s biggest danger in receipt of a valuable 8lb. Jim Bolger’s Irish Derby winner Trading Leather looks likeliest to lead and given his stamina, could nick it from the front.
Thursday’s Yorkshire Oaks looks a spectacular renewal, with last year’s runner up The Fugue looking to go one better for John Gosden and William Buick. She has stamina doubts however and the progressive Venus De Milo for Balldyoyle could again fly the flag for the classic generation.
Friday’s Nunthorpe will hopefully see a local winner for Bryan Smart and Paul Mulrennan with Moviesta, owned by Harry Redknapp. There will be a plethora of global challengers however with the likes of Shea Shea and Sole Power,
Similarly, plenty of local trainers will be hoping to strike gold in one of the richest handicaps of the flat season in the Betfred Ebor on Saturday being the highlight of a card that includes the Gimcrack, now with £200,000 in the kitty. Tropical Beat was put up at 25/1 last week.
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