Value Bets – Ebor Festival Day 4

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James Boyle
Published: August 23, 2019
Having developed an interest in racing whilst in college some years ago, James has worked in many areas of the industry, including a stint hiding his face on radio! From 2008 until 2017, he ran a successful tipping service and has had shares in numerous horses including the wonderful Fast Shot. Unsurprisingly given some of the horses he has bought shares in, his punting passions lie in sprint handicaps on both the turf and All-Weather surfaces!

Racing tipster James Boyle has picked out three selections on the final day of the Ebor Festival at York.

2:25pm York – Eminence – 1pt win @ 6/1

EMINENCE cannot be faulted for his consistency in 2019, winning first time up before a string of four places in a row and a couple of those were in major 3-year-old handicaps at Royal Ascot & Goodwood. Luck in-running wasn’t exactly forthcoming on each occasion but he still managed to give off a strong impression that stepping up beyond the mile-and-a-half trip could yield further improvement, something which is also backed up by his breeding. Now tackling 1m 6f for the first time and at a course with a long home straight, he could be seen to best effect and should be there or thereabouts late on.

3:40pm York – Desert Skyline – 1pt win @ 25/1

In a wide-open and fascinating renewal of the Ebor, a chance is taken on DESERT SKYLINE coming up trumps at a nice price. David Elsworth’s charge may not have the attractive profile of some of his competitors but there’s lots of hot form in the book, including a recent third behind King’s Advice at Newmarket, for which he’s 10lbs better off for a few lengths (behind that rival at Goodwood since but mightn’t be best suited to that track). Having finished second in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup over C&D last term, no such issues are in place here and a first-time visor could liven him up.

5:20pm York – Alfie Solomons – 1pt win @ 25/1

ALFIE SOLOMONS is a sprinter I’ve been tracking for a while with a view to hopefully catching him on a going day and this could well be it if the first-time visor has the desired effect. The 3-year-old was the subject of serious market support at Goodwood last time but his race was over not long after it had started due to being carried right out of the stalls and a poor track position down the centre. Previous to that run he had been shaping well, including here in May when moving well for a long time over C&D, and if the headgear helps to bring out the best in him then he’ll give Paula Muir a great spin at worst.

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