The rain has been falling at York, with Wetherby just fifteen miles down the road waterlogged on Tuesday night. It should pay to find those who have some smart form on soft ground for the Thursday card live on ITV Racing given the potential for more showers.
We have gone over the card to find three horses who will relish conditions. They combine to make a 590/1 each way treble, paying £5,912.50 to a £5 each-way stake if all three win. You can add them to your betslip with bet365 below.
1.40 York – Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap
Count D’orsey boasts a very strong record when the word ‘soft’ is in the going description, his form reading 1121122. The most recent pair of runner-up efforts have both come from this same mark of 99 so he is clearly still on a workable mark on the pick of his form.
He has not raced at York since the autumn of 2019 when filling that runner-up spot once again. This is a competitive handicap but it would be a big shock to see him out of the frame granted ground on the soft side as it looks to be at present.
She may be one of the outsiders here in this contest but Chamade is a perfect 2/2 when she has been seen on soft ground. Admittedly they were a novice contest and a Listed contest at Doncaster so they are a far cry from this Group 2 she is tasked with on her 2021 debut.
That said, she has only had seven starts in her life so further improvement wouldn’t be a surprise and a number of her rivals won’t want to see any further rain falling while her connections will be doing a rain dance.
2.40 York – Matchbook Betting Podcast Hambleton Handicap
Four runs on soft ground from Ouzo have seen form of 2141, including his career-best RPR on that going over course and distance. In fact, York seems to suit him very well, his two runs have been the two highest rated runs of his life. As such, he needs serious respect back on the Knavesmire once more.
Five pounds higher than that win here but he was far from disgraced from this new mark on his first start this season in the Lincoln. He was seventh there but the eighth and fourteenth have both scored since in a race that tends to be a strong form guide for the season.
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