The second race to come from York on Thursday afternoon is the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes. This is a Group Two open to fillies and there will be nine two-year-olds heading to post.
The favourite in the betting right now is Madeline, who goes for Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian and was a convincing winner at Newbury last month.
That victory came with cut in the ground and that is a postitive, as the current going is good to soft at York.
Varian’s two-year-olds often improve with racing and there should be plenty more to come from this horse.
You can then back Actress at 4/1 and this horse finished a decent third in a Group One at the Curragh just last week.
She is one of the more experienced horses in the field, but Aidan O’Brien is a trainer that likes to run his two-year-olds and she has some top form in the book.
Ryan Moore gets on board and you’d expect Actress to be going close in this.
Threading has only been seen on one occasion, but that was an incredibly impressive performance at Goodwood on soft ground in the hands of William Buick.
There should be more to come from this horse and Mark Johnston’s runner can be backed at 5/1. He did have a few run below par here on Wednesday, though.
Happy Like A Fool was backed like defeat wasn’t an option at Royal Ascot last time out, but she found Heartache too good on the day.
11/2 is the price about Wesley Ward’s runner, but many will feel as though the ground has gone against her now. That said, if the trainer does decide to run this horse, she’d have to be considered, as there is clearly plenty of talent there.
Special Purpose goes for William Haggas, who often does well at this meeting, and is two from two for the trainer.
She is stepping up in class having only won a moderate maiden and then a novice stakes event. She’s been impressive on both occasions though and is a 13/2 shot here.
You can then back Natural at 14/1 with Mamba Noire and So Hi Society at 25/1. Neola completes the field at 40/1
Joe’s tip(s) for this race: [mepr-show if=”rule: 20415″]This is trappy but we’ll side with ACTRESS to get the job done here.[/mepr-show] [mepr-active rule=”20415″ ifallowed=”hide”] Joe’s tips are only available to Gold members – You can apply for Gold membership here [/mepr-active]