By News Team
Last Updated: 17th July 2020
We’ve got some more great action to look forward on Sunday at York, with the William Hill Summer Stakes the feature. Nick Luck has previewed the card for us…
Ferguson could be in for more success with Ridgeway Avenue
The action at York comes thick and fast this Sunday, but we’ll need our wits about us to find winners.
I thought the newcomer RIDGEWAY AVENUE was interesting in the opener (12:15pm). Trainer James Ferguson struck with a well-bred newcomer at Salisbury last week and this one has a decent pedigree for a race of this nature and is owned by powerful Australian connections.
Brentford looks no forlorn Hope
He’ll be the likely favourite, but BRENTFORD HOPE ought to win his belated seasonal reappearance in the second (12:45pm). He looked potential Classic material when breaking his maiden at Newmarket and, provided the ground isn’t too firm, he should win this before moving onto better things.
Exalted to lead them home
I quite like the idea of EXALTED LEADER in the auction stakes (1:20pm). He ran highly encouragingly at Redcar first time out, staying on strongly when the penny dropped. His stable does well here proportionally, and he appeals as the type to step forward.
Symbolize can serve it up to market principles in King Charles II
Boccaccio is obviously an exciting prospect in the King Charles II (1:55pm), but there is more mileage in backing SYMBOLIZE at 11/2 after a perfectly promising comeback run on unsuitable ground in the Jersey. He’ll need to improve a bit, but his stable remains hot and he’s highly regarded.
Makanah could be Group horse in the making
MAKANAH would be one of my stronger fancies on the card in the five-furlong handicap (2:30pm) at 7/1. He did well to win on his comeback at Newmarket as he was trapped deep on the track into a stern headwind. I’m pretty sure he could hold his own in Group company and can win another good pot here.
Quinn’s contender can Keep rivals Busy
KEEP BUSY is a massive price at 12/1 in the Summer Stakes (3:05pm), but I’m sure she’ll give another good account, and think that a step up to six furlongs after two very creditable efforts behind smart colts Lazuli and Art Power could bring about more improvement.
Mile handicap might not be a Bridge too far
ULSHAW BRIDGE has a poor strike rate for one of his ability, but he’s shaped promisingly on both starts this season and has been dropped five pounds too. With Ryan Moore aboard, he’s one to take seriously in the mile handicap (3:35pm).
Arbalet could finally get his nose in front
ARBALET is a frustrating customer, but there are reasons to think it is his time to strike in the finale (4:10pm). He’s well-handicapped now and performed better than his finishing position at Newmarket last time. His yard is firing now, too.