York Ebor Pageant – Day 1 Bets – The Prime Three

York Ebor Day 1

All of the ready is lastly behind us as the primary day of the York Ebor assembly is right here.

Paddington vs Mostahdaf, aggressive handicaps, and the return of Gregory will all be on our TV screens all through the day, an thrilling prospect to stay up for.

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With final week’s greatest guess for The Prime Three, Arrest within the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes, proving to be a profitable one, listed here are my three fancies for day one of many York Ebor assembly.


Group 2 Nice Voltigeur Stakes (3:00) – Steady @ 11/4 with BetVictor – 2pt Win

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The Group 2 Nice Voltigeur has solely attracted a subject of 5 to the race, but it’s nonetheless a contest I need to guess in and it’s Aidan O’Brien’s sole consultant, Steady, that I’m on the facet of at 11/4.

The Coronary heart’s Cry colt has been an attention-grabbing prospect for Ballydoyle since his debut victory over seven furlongs in August 2022 because the distinguished workforce has raced him in France twice already; as soon as when victorious within the Group 3 Prix Thomas Bryon as a two-year-old and the opposite time when a disappointing eighth within the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Membership this season.

🇫🇷 The proper begin to Arc weekend! Aidan O’Brien’s Steady stays on properly to take the Group Three Prix Thomas Bryon at Saint-Cloud below Ryan Moore…pic.twitter.com/Ha3YeImAbz

— Sky Sports activities Racing (@SkySportsRacing) September 30, 2022

Nonetheless, it’s his two runs over within the UK that attraction probably the most on kind, as he started this season with a promising third within the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York over 1m2f the place he travelled properly into the race and maintained that momentum by means of the road.

Two begins after that, he moved over to Royal Ascot for the Group 2 Queen’s Vase, a race that noticed him fall sufferer to the monster King Of Metal who would subsequently end third within the Group 1 King George VI Stakes on his subsequent begin.

He is very good! Derby second King Of Metal wins the King Edward VII in nice fashion for Kevin Stott, @varianstable and @amoracingltd… #RoyalAscot pic.twitter.com/4sfOTdZ5qa

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) June 23, 2023

Each of these performances had been promising in defeat and his kind behind good horses definitely stacks up.

Attributable to Gregory’s three-pound penalty, Steady is greatest on the weights on official rankings and because of his solidity in kind, he will get my vote of confidence.


Class 2 Fillies’ Handicap (4:45) – Designer @ 5/1 with William Hill – 1.5pt EW

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Though it’s not the most typical factor to see horses win the identical aggressive handicap two years in a row, Designer is trying to try this for John Butler within the fillies’ handicap at 4:45.

By Pearl Secret, she was a two-length victor in final yr’s renewal of the five-furlong dash handicap when defeating Pink Crystal, a horse who has improved 15 kilos since.


Wins Irish Thoroughbred Markets 2 hundredth Voucher Winner Fillies Handicap at York for John Butler and David Egan pic.twitter.com/t2AikQACen

— Grant James Thomas🧲 (@Grant_Some92) August 17, 2022

Following that success, she positively completed final season with a detailed fifth within the Listed Rous Stakes – a contest that included prime sprinters Manaccan, Annaf, and Korker – earlier than a superb effort when runner-up to Quick Response, now rated 103, at Doncaster in October.

This season, the four-year-old was barely disappointing in her first three efforts of the yr, nonetheless, she returned to someplace close to her greatest at Goodwood final trip when fourth within the Coral Handicap gained by Lord Riddiford.

Throughout that race, she had site visitors points till the one-furlong pole, however when she noticed open area, she stayed on behind the well-handicapped winner.

What a coaching efficiency! 😱

Lord Riddiford (8-1) wins the five-furlong @Coral Handicap – the primary race of the 2023 Qatar @Goodwood_Races Pageant – for a 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐃 yr on the spin 👀@johnquinnracing’s speedster completely hoses up below @Atzenijockey pic.twitter.com/v97Dp4HxlV

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) August 1, 2023

Though a few of her greatest kind is on softer floor, her victory on this race final yr was formally on good, and he or she ran an enormous race within the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2022 on a good-to-firm floor.

Good horses act on any floor and I’m hoping in the present day is the proper day to catch Designer.


Class 2 Nursery Handicap (5:20) – Ziggy’s Queen @ 11/1 with William Hill – 1pt EW

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Lastly, within the concluding race on day one of many York Ebor pageant, I’m inclined to take an opportunity on a Richard Fahey runner, nonetheless, it’s not the shorter-priced Blue Prince, as Ziggy’s Queen will get the nod at 11/1.

By Invincible Spirit out of an Exceed And Excel mare, the handicapper gave her a gap mark of 80 after three promising runs thus far this season.

The primary of which got here at Nottingham on June seventh the place she had a superb academic expertise below Oisin Orr to complete a staying on third.

Lovely Diamond (Twilight Son) throws her hat into the ring for Royal Ascot with a glowing debut @NottsRacecourse for @karl_burke & @CliffordleexLee 🥇

She was pinhooked by @tradewinds_stud and offered to @BlandfordBldstk for £360,000 @GoffsUK 🚀


— Cheveley Park Stud (@CPStudOfficial) June 7, 2023

The winner that day, Lovely Diamond, would go on to complete third within the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, whereas the fourth, fifth, and sixth have all come out and gained since.

Moreover, she confirmed the identical degree of encouragement on her subsequent two begins at Ripon and Beverley to complete second.

We open at @Beverley_Races with Rocket Cash and @CliffordleexLee beating the favorite in a photograph end to win for @karl_burke and homeowners Curran, Fitzwilliams, Newton, Railton! Rocket Cash additionally lands a @GB_Bonus for that success! pic.twitter.com/ImXX7aqQ3B

— Hannah Ali (@thehannahali) July 7, 2023


Each the third and fourth from her Ripon race have franked the shape whereas the winner of her Beverley efficiency was profitable on her subsequent begin at Thirsk.

On handicap debut off what looks like a lenient opening mark, hopefully, in the present day’s step up in journey can see Ziggy’s Queen at her greatest.

Author: Patrick Thomas