2.15pm York Tips & Betting Preview 10/10/2015

Race Time2.15pm MeetingYork Day: Saturday 10th October
Distance: 1m 2f 88yds Full Race Name Download The Coral App Stakes (Handicap) Class Two

As predicted the field has cut up to just the eight runners though it is still pretty competitive and we still get paid out each way the first three assuming all eight show come race time.

Roger Charlton is yet another trainer we have a lot of time for, and he seems to understand his horses better than most and then places them accordingly, and he sends David Livingston (10/1) here, another lightly raced sort looking to make up for lost time.  Formerly with Aiden O’Brien, and then Mike De Kock, he won the Group Two Beresford Stakes at The Curragh as a two year old, and was rated as highly as 114 at his best, making potentially thrown in here off a mark of 102. Something appeared to go wrong in Dubai when he was last of twelve to Mushreq in January 2014, and his return to action at Goodwood when nine lengths or so third to Battalion was only to be expected after twenty one months off the track and on his first run for a new handler. He could possibly bounce after that effort, or could improve considerably, but either way, he can’t simply be ignored off of what could prove to be a very generous handicap mark.

Trying to second guess Saeed Bin Suroor was never going to be and we got it wrong as they have decided to run Memorial Day (2/1) ahead of Khusoosy as the four year old looks for his fourth win this season. From a mile at Haydock to ten furlongs at Newmarket and then a dead heat over a mile and a half at York, the son of Cape Cross is clearly adaptable with the mile and a quarter here possibly ideal. Jockey James Doyle may have brought him to the front too soon last time out at Newbury but they will have hopefully learnt from that and we expect Kevin Stott to hold him up a bit longer this afternoon.

As big fans of trainer Andrew Balding we are hopeful if not that confident of a big run from Field Of Fame (12/1) who looked a decent sort when winning over ten furlongs at Newmarket, but very run of the mill when beaten over the same trip at Newbury last time out with the only noticeable difference the considerably softer ground in Berkshire. Strangely enough he has already won on heavy do bang goes that theory, but something was clearly amiss to be beaten over sixteen lengths and we cannot see how we can suggest anyone backs him unless they know what went wrong that day.

Back to David O’Meara next and although he runs Chancery as suggested we note that Danny Tudhope is now on board Awake My Soul (6/1) which caught us a bit off guard! Three times a winner over this trip, he was with David O’Meara before disappearing to Italy where he has three different handlers without a single success. Now back “home” in Yorkshire, they must think he is working well judging on jockey arrangements, though a win off his rating of 99 would represent a career best?

Finally, Mark Johnston likes to have winners at one of his local tracks, and if he sends Sennockian Star (10/1) for this renewal he is worthy of further consideration. An amazing career of 55 races already at the age of five, with 11 victories and a 20% strike rate, have seen him run here at York five times with nothing better than a second place, but on the bright side he has won races off of ratings as high as 106 and 101, meaning that if his trainer can get him back to his best, then a rating of 96 makes him a potential shoe in.


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