Monday, August 18, 2008

York Ebor meeting - Tuesday

It seems unbelievable yet you half expected it - heavy going on the opening day of York's Ebor meeting and the prospect of more rain to come. Duke Of Marmalade will be allowed to take his chance in the Juddmonte International even though connections have indicated the ground won't suit. New Approach looks the obvious alternative but no longer offers much value from a betting perspective. At the time of writing Ladbrokes go 5/4 the Duke 6/4 New Approach.

The Great Voltigeur looks trappy too, given that the current St. Ledger favourite, Patkai, isn't certain to handle conditions; he showed an impressive turn of foot on firm ground in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot. Alessandro Volta has better form but may also find the testing ground unsuitable. It's all so devilishly tricky, isn't it? I think I'm going to watch these races without getting involved...

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