York 1.55 – Queen Jo Jo 14/1
This is not a deep Lowther, but there may be some mileage in trying to take on the front of the market. Fairyland has been off for some time, while Angel’s Hideaway is not the most straightforward. As such, I’m taking a big chance on Queen Jo Jo. Kevin Ryan is starting to hit a bit of form judged on his runners yesterday, and this filly was very stylish in victory at Beverley last time. Like yesterday’s winner Phoenix of Spain, she needs a massive step forward, but may well be capable of it.
York 2.25 – Masaru 4/1
This may yet turn on its head, but indications yesterday were that higher numbered stalls had an advantage on the straight track. As such, it is encouraging Masaru comes from Stall 15 here, and more so that he showed a lot of talent when bolting up on his debut. Even a repeat of that would put him right in the mix, but he should be open to plenty of improvement. He’s related to some very useful sprinters and looks to have inherited a fair bit of the family ability.
York 3.00 – Kynren 13/2
A longish list of possibles here, but there’s every chance we haven’t seen the best of Kynren yet. His run in the John Smith’s Cup, when he finished right on the tail of yesterday’s Juddmonte third, was excellent and confirmed he could act well on this track. In addition, his effort flattened out a little in the closing stages, suggesting that a return to a mile would suit. In the hope there’s a strong enough pace for him to run at, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t make the frame at least.
York 3.35 – Magic Wand 6/1
This is an intriguing running of the Yorkshire Oaks, with the different strands of form quite hard to match up. What I do know is that – on ability alone – Magic Wand is the wrong price. She was brilliant at Royal Ascot, and will go very close if repeating that form… the downside is that she blew out badly behind Sea of Grace in the Irish Oaks (for which she was odds on). I’m prepared to take a chance that the real Magic Wand shows up this afternoon.
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