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Horse Racing Today – Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Thomas Deimel
Thomas Deimel is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Tom joins once again for York Racing including:

Sky Bet Lowther Stakes
Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes (Bonus)
Darley Yorkshire Oaks
Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes

International Racing from York – The Ebro Festival August 19th 

1:50 Race 1 York

6f Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies) (Class 1) (2yo) 

1 – Sandrine – Draw 8

·        Undefeated

·        Won at Royal Ascot

·        Beaten some of these horses before

·        Trainer winning at a 23% clip over past 14 days – in form barn 

8 – Nymphodora – Draw 2

·        Issues in last race, ducked left at the start

·        She was scratched, from a Saturday race to run here

·        Same trainer as top choice

·        Jockey Jason Watson returns to ride the horse

·        A winner at York in Listed fillies' race 

5 – Illustrating – Draw 6

·        Won last out at Goodwood over soft going

·        Won first start on good to firm

·        At Royal Ascot, she lost her right-fore shoe. She was pushed along and nothing at the end. When did the shoe come off?

·        Next race out, the horses who finished in; second, fifth, eighty, nineth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth won (2) or placed (7) in their next starts

 

3:35 Race 4 York

1m4f (1m3f188y) Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1) (3yo+) 

7 – Snowfall – Draw 3

·        Won last 3 races by a combined 26 lengths

·        Won first race as a 2-year-old at the Curragh then, it took 3 starts.

·        Undefeated as a 3-year-old – 3 for 3

·        Gets weight from Wonderful Tonight (9-7) to 8-12

·        120 rating for her efforts 

4 – Eshaada – Draw 1

·        2 wins and a placing in three start

·        Royal Ascot run, she lost to Loving Dream but raced wide and too keen early in the race

·        Trainer in last 14 days is winning at a 33% clip

·        Runs on most types of going from soft to good/firm

·        Getting weight from older fillies 

6 – Loving Dream – Draw 4

·        Won at Royal Ascot

·        Her 2 worst races were on the all-weather, other she's 2 has 2 wins and a placing on the turf

·        John Gosden trained with Frankie Dertori

·        Another 3-year-old getting weight from the older fillies

  

4:45 Race 6 York

1m4f (1m3f188y) British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1) (3yo+) 

2 – Cabaletta – Draw 11

·        Awful race at Goodwood last out

·        Put the visor on her and the result was last

·        Raced for placing before in group level races

·        Drops, get some class relief

·        Much better spot to get a third win 

11 – Portfolio – Draw 2

·        Ok race last out, keeps move up in distance and effort

·        Won 2 in row prior to last race

·        She's progressed from maiden to handicap to list races and done pretty well overall

·        Right level, could break through with a win here but good enough for a placing

·        Trainer is going good at a 25%-win ratio in 14 days 

6 – Dubai Fountain – Draw 7

·        3 awful races in a row, drops down to listed level where she has won

·        Win? But good enough to place vs this bunch

·        Class relief will really help this filly 

The rest of the day at York, race without comments, good luck! 

Race 2 

9 – Korker

6 – Ever Given

17 – System

16 – Smullen 

Race 3 

1 – Maydanny

13 – Cliffs of Capri

7 – Young Fire

11 – Baashir 

Race 5 

6 – Harrow

10 – Bastogne

1 – Mr McCain

5 – Tropez Power 

Race 7 

14 – Coul Queen

7 – Affable

15 – Makintup

13 – Improvised

 

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