It wasn’t to be with Count D’Orsay yesterday. We got the pace angle right but he raced far to prominent for my liking and should used that pace to come off, rather than trying to go with them.
Today we have tips in 5 races and we are giving away 2 of them for free.
YORK DANTE FESTIVAL DAY 2 FREE TIPS
NOON STAR 10/3 generally – 1.5 POINTS WIN
I just feel NOON STAR has loads of untapped potential and the breeding lines are impeccable. Sired by Galileo with the Dam being Midday who won 6 Group 1 races. She was 2nd to Snowfall last season in the Musidora Stakes and then went to Ascot when sent off 2/1 for the Ribblesdale Stakes. She trailed in a disappointing 6th of 13 that day and that was the last time we saw her last season, which tells me something was amiss. She returned this season at Nottingham when winning the Nottinghamshire Oaks 17 days ago. She will progress nicely with that run under her belt and I am expecting a big improvement in the horse. NOON STAR is very talented and I can’t help but think the price is a tad too big. WIN.
BOONIE 4/1 generally – 1 POINT WIN
The short priced favourite is King Of Bavaria but I have reservations about this trip and whether he wants further. Sure he has the class to win this race but 3 weeks ago he was at the back of the field and couldn’t go the pace over 5 1/2f so I am not sure why it would be any different here against natural 5f specialists. Furthermore last season Aiden O’Brien said they may start him off in a Guineas trial (7f) so that statement tells me they thought he was a 1 mile horse. With all that in mind I wouldn’t be rushing to take the 7/4 even though his class could still win him the race.
Instead I will side with BOONIE who is as speedy as they come and was a winner on his first start of season at Nottingham last month. He has clearly progressed this season and travels so smoothly through his races. Plus when asked the question he quickens instantly. This really could catch the favourite out and enable BOONIE to steal a few lengths.
As 4/1 shots go, I am quietly confident he will be involved in the finish. WIN.