Sunday’s racing tips – 7/2 NAP to scoop Listed prize in York feature
Our expert takes a look through all of Sunday’s races and highlights a strong challenger in the feature race at York as his NAP of the day with Coral on Sunday 8th September.
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2:55pm York LNER Supporting CALM Garrowby Stakes (Listed Race) 6f
It’s very easy to see why Dakota Gold is the firm favourite to win this Listed sprint. Michael Dods’ star has lit up the handicap ranks this summer, winning the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon before securing his second victory of the season at York just four days later, holding off Marnie James to win the Symphony Group Handicap at the Ebor Festival.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dakota Gold win, but I’m also keen to take him on. This is a completely different challenge to those races the favourite has thrived in this term and I’m not sure he’ll get too much company on the front-end. Even if Connor Beasley goes hell-for-leather from the get-go, he could set the race up for a confident closer and the one who fits the bill perfectly is DANZENO (NAP).
Mick Appleby’s eight-year-old has been in terrific form this season, winning two of his opening three starts around a strong third in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot. Danzeno then carried top-weight into the opening sprint on Shergar Cup day. A sluggish start but Gerald Mosse on the back-foot immediately, but it looked like Danzeno had recovered well enough to win, only to be pushed back to third in the dying strides.
An outing in the Beverley Bullet followed, where Appleby’s top sprinter was handed a tricky wide draw. Despite failing to win, Danzeno still gave a good account of himself, finishing just over a length behind Judicial in fourth.
Danzeno was beaten as the even-money favourite in this race two-year-olds, where another slow start meant he could finish no better than second. Alistair Rawlinson couldn’t have asked for a better draw, right on the shoulder of Dakota Gold and, if he gets off to an alert start, I fancy Danzeno could pick off the market leader as they enter the final furlong.This will be Danzeno’s seventh attempt at winning a Listed race. He’s finished second three times. Hopefully, Sunday will be Danzeno’s day!