Saturday Stunners – Best Bets for Day 4 of the York Ebor Festival
Horse Racing tips
It’s the final day of the Ebor Festival and we’re hopeful of ending it with a bang thanks to our experts as they attempt to find the winner of what used to be Europe’s most valuable Flat handicap.
So check out Saturday’s horse racing tips and don’t forget to click the links to take advantage of the best price on offer.
BERINGER (1.50 York, 1m1f Group 3)
Found only subsequent Group 1 winner Lord North too good when runner-up in the Cambridgshire over this trip at the end of last season.
Ran really well on his comeback to be beaten only a neck by Dark Vision after being badly hampered by the winner a furlong from home and the price discrepancy between the two of them here does not make sense.
Beringer is nearly three times the price of Dark Vision and has to be backed each-way.
BODYLINE (2.25 York, 1m6f handicap)
Sir Mark Prescott’s runner has been gelded since his last run and that looks a wise decision. Was beaten last time but would not have been suited by a slow pace and a small field and he’s better judged on his earlier effort when he finished sixth after coming from a long way back at Royal Ascot.
Could well see improvement on a return to this track and better can be expected here.
SAN DONATO (3.00 York, 7f Group 2)
Threatened to cause a shock in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes over a mile when bursting to the front a furlong and a half out before fading late on. Looks set to appreciate the drop back to seven furlongs and his previous form stacks up well.
Appears as if he has One Master to beat and this race could well shape up into a match between the pair.
PONDUS (3.40 York, 1m6f handicap)
Irish raiders have a good record in the Ebor with five of the last ten winners being trained in Ireland and Pondus can continue that good run.
He’s shaped like a stayer and had form at Group level when trained by James Fanshawe in Britain last season. Has since joined Joseph O’Brien and looks as if he’s been targeted at this race for a while and he makes plenty of appeal.