Day two of the York Ebor Festival gets underway with the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes. This is a valuable race open to two-year-old and there will be 20 runners heading to post.
Great Prospector is the favourite in the betting right now at 7/2 and this horse won nicely on debut at Nottingham before running very well at Newmarket behind one of the leading Guineas fancies Gustav Klimt.
Richard Fahey steps this two-year-old back down to six furlongs, which could be a good move in the ground and he should have enough pace over this distance.
This is just the horses’ third run and he should go close.
Hey Jonsey was second on debut before bolting up over this course and distance in similar conditions to today last time out.
Kevin Ryan’s yard has had its problems this season, but they are in flying form again now and plenty will like the 9/2 on offer for this horse. Course and distance form can be key.
De Bruyne Horse has done plenty of running and managed to get his nose back in front after three disappointing runs last time out.
That was in a Listed race over in France and he seemed to enjoy the softer ground on that day.
Ryan Moore has been booked for the ride on Richard Hannon’s runner and he won on the horse at Epsom back in June. 61 is the price about this two-year-old and on ratings, he should go very close.
Darkanna is another to go for Richard Fahey and she gets Barry McHugh on board.
The horse carries a low weight and has been in some top races this campaign. She has handled soft ground in the past, which is a postitive and was second in a Group 3 last time out.
Alba Power and Tangled are at 12/1 and have good form in the book, whereas Rufus King is one of the more experienced horses in the line-up at 14/1.
It’s then 22/1 and over about the rest of the field.
Joe’s tip(s) for this race: [mepr-show if=”rule: 20415″] These races can be very tough but we’ll stick to the top of the market and like GREAT PROSPECTOR in this.[/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]