Lucky 15 betting tips for Wednesday Day 1 of the York Ebor Festival.
Wednesday is the opening day of the Ebor festival from York and the highlight of the day’s racing is the reappearance of Derby winner Australia in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes.
The first Group race of the day is at 2:30 and Irish raider JAMAICA (11/4 Coral) could start the Festival off with a bang for Aidan O’Brien in the Acomb Stakes. This Galileo colt won a good maiden at the Galway Festival and should have improved sufficiently in order to win this before going on to better things. Basateen won impressively at Doncaster but wide-margin victories are the norm at that track and the run might not be as good as it looked. Growl and Prince Gagarin look to be the other dangers to the selection.
The Great Voltigeur Stakes, a Group 2 over 1m4f, is a race that normally lives up to its high regard and this year’s line-up certain doesn’t disappoint. The Derby runner-up KINGSTON HILL (6/4 William Hill) reappears here after his efforts in the Eclipse and should take all the beating. The step back up to 12f which be much more to this horses’ liking and this race looks to be there for the taking if he reproduces his best form. Although, Granddukeoftuscany has a huge amount of potential for improvement after his very impressive win at Tipperary and both Snow Sky and Hartnell are Group winners, nonetheless, Kingston Hill is a notch above these and should win comfortably.
The third leg of our Lucky 15 betting tip is the 1m2f Group 1 Juddmonte International and despite the very strong strength in depth, Epsom Derby winner AUSTRALIA (8/13 bet365) should send favourite backers home happy. The Galileo colt showed immense talent to win the classic at Epsom and a repeat of that form should be good enough. Mukhadram and Telescope would be big dangers if they didn’t have to give weight away to the favourite but Arod could shock and fill the places.
Finally we have a big field 2m handicap where Brian Ellison has entered five runners in this race with the horse likeliest to win – TOTALIZE (14/1 bet365). This horse has some top class jumps form and ran well in the Northumberland Plate which looks to have been far tougher than this. He is still on a good workable mark and, with a 7lb claimer on board, he should appreciate this easier contest and claim the prize. Dolphin Village and Quest For More are both improving types and C&D winner Itlaaq could run a big race once again.
2:30 – JAMAICA (11/4 Coral)
3:05 – KINGSTON HILL (NAP) (6/4 William Hill)
3:40 – AUSTRALIA (8/13 bet365)
4:20 – TOTALIZE (14/1 bet365)
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