Friday Fancies – Best Bets for Day 3 of the York Ebor Festival

Horse Racing tips

Battaash is the star of the show on Day 3 of the York Ebor Festival. as he attempts to retain his Nunthorpe Stakes crown and while it might be impossible to back him at prohibitive odds, there are plenty of bets to be had on a star-studded card.

So check out Friday’s horse racing tips and don’t forget to click the links to take advantage of the best price on offer.

ALFAATIK (1.45 York, 1m4f handicap)

for trainer John Gosden and owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum last season.

Was reluctant to go to post and raced lazily as if his mind was not totally on the job and looked to be ungenuine so no surprise that he’s been gelded since he was last seen more than 400 days ago.

Blinkers are again and pretty sure the best is still to come from him.

DASHING WILLOUGHBY (2.15 York, 2m Group 2)

No Stradivarius for these stayers to contend with this time around and that makes things a lot more open. 

That’s great for punters and we’re going to suggest a bet on Dashing Willoughby, who is unbeaten since undergoing a gelding operation. His two wins have come in Pattern company and he travelled supremely well when winning a Group 3 at Sandown last time.

Should be worth following to continue his recent progress.

VIRGIN SNOW (4.15 York, 1m2f handicap)

Improving rapidly over this trip of 1m2f and can be forgiven her last run when she failed to stay over 1m4f at Newbury last time.

Drop back to this trip likely to suit and she travels well in her races. Ed Dunlop has a good record with horses in first-time headgear and Ryan Moore has been booked for the ride, which is a positive to her chances.

MAGNETISED (4.50 York, 1m handicap)

Was heavily backed last time to win at Glorious Goodwood but disappointed and was virtually pulled up in the home straight.

Jockey reported the horse had a breathing problem but vet reported no abnormalities and connections try him in a first-time tonguestrap this time around.

Another market move would be interesting and he’d earlier looked a horse of some promise.

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