Today's Racing News: Punters plough into Beckett filly as the bookie battle commences at York

The second day of the York Ebor Festival gets underway at 13:50.

An opening day full of ups and downs at York, and the rollercoaster for punters continues on day two as the excellent York Ebor Festival gets underway at 13:50.

"He will enjoy this long home straight, looks well treated, and there are very few negatives to his chances from a low draw for an 18/1 shot, so he could be the answer."

Welcome to Thursday, where punters throw on the battle gear to go into war once again with bookmakers at York.

Elsewhere today, there are meetings from Stratford, Chepstow, Killarney and Wolverhampton.

While the excellent Racing League returns this evening from Windsor on a Thursday to savour!

Money Talk at York!

Money Talk continues to highlight the Betfair Sportsbook big-money moves to keep you in the loop. This section will now highlight market moves between 1:00 am and 9:00 am.

16:10 York - Alflaila 6/1 into 9/2
16:45 York - Portfolio 9/1 into 13/2
16:45 York - Abstinence 11/2 into 7/2 (As big as 7/1 on opening show last night)
17:20 York - Improvised 6/1 into 4/1

The market says no!

Which horses at the head of the market are on the drift on the Betfair Sportsbook this morning?

16:10 York - Aswan 4/1 OUT 6/1
17:20 York - Sweet Enough 7/2 OUT 9/2

Mark your card - York special

The Betfair Sportsbook is paying extra places on seven races today - five of those at York!

Snowfall Ryan Moore at York 1280.956x538.jpg

No, no's

In the opening 13:50 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes, no horse has won the race wearing headgear in the last ten years.

Hello You 5.04/1 wears a first-time hood - Need more help? Check out the Timeform runner by runner guide here.

In the same race, no horse carrying more than 9st 1lb has won the race in the last ten years. Your favourite Sandrine 2.767/4 carries a penalty and 9st3lbs.

No favourite has won the 15:00 Clipper Logistics Handicap in the last ten years.

In the 16:10 OR8Wellness EBF Stallions Nursery Handicap, no horse has run at the track.

Trainer targets

The 14:25 Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes has been dominated by trainer Richard Hannon. He has won four of the last five runnings in this contest.

His runners are System 5.04/1, Symphony Perfect 13.012/1, Oh Herberts Reign 21.020/1 and Three Dons 81.080/1.

In the 16:45 British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes, both Dermot Weld and William Haggas are looking to win the race for the third time.

They each saddle Amma Grace 4.57/2 and Domino Darling 15.014/1.

Trainer David O'Meara is looking for a four-timer in the closing race on the card the 17:20 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap.

He has three runners in the race Improvised 8.07/1, Agincourt 19.018/1 and Thunder Beauty 26.025/1.

Tweet Tweet 1280 x 862.png

In the 15:00 Clipper Logistics Handicap, five wins have come from those drawn in double figures and five from low drawn runners in the last ten years.

However, it's profitable over 1m long-term to back low to middle drawn runners who have an 8.2% and a 7.8% win rate compared to those drawn high with a 5.2% win rate.

Horses for courses - York

This section highlights horses that have won twice or more at today's tracks and could be in with a chance today.

15:00 York - La Trinadad - Has won twice (29%)

Only one horse has scored more than once at this track, but a few have 100% records, and they are listed below.

13:50 York - Nymphadora
13:50 York - Outside World
14:25 York - Atomic Lady
15:00 York - Baashir
15:35 York - Snowfall

Weighted to go well

No horses at York qualify for this section today. "Weighted to go well" highlights three horses running that are more than 10lbs below their last winning handicap mark.

15:25 Chepstow - Right Action - Has won off 75 runs off 65
15:25 Chepstow - Major Valentine - Has won off 87 runs off 57
17:55 Windsor - Equitation - Has won off 87 runs off 77

Furthest traveller - York special

David Menuisier at post 1280 x 823.png

Trainer David Menuisier has travelled 248 miles with Wonderful Tonight 5.59/2 in the 15:35 Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Timeform offer up three of their best on the Knavesmire

The Timeform team continue in form and offer up three to back at York.

Read Timeform tips here.

Copy of  600x330_Racing_STAT OF THE DAY (12).png

Race Of The Day

Yesterday's "Race Of The Day" went well, calling the Juddmonte right, so today, I thought we would have a crack at the 15:00 Clipper Logistics Handicap where a field of 20 goes to post!

First on my list was Gifted Ruler, who comes here fresher and less exposed than most. He ran a good race at Doncaster last time behind today's rival Baashir but failed to get the gaps and couldn't pick up in time.

His finishing effort really caught the eye, enough to suggest he is ready to strike and now upped to 1m for the first time.

He will enjoy this long home straight, looks well treated, and there are very few negatives to his chances from a low draw for an 18/1 shot, so he could be the answer.

He looks like excellent value in this field.

Cliffs Of Capri caught the eye with a strong finishing effort at Ascot over seven furlongs on his latest start in a hot renewal of the Moet and Chandon International won by Danyah.

That was a step back in the right direction for a horse with stacks of ability but has been out of sorts for some time.

He doesn't hold course form and will try the Knavesmire for the first time today, but he is drawn well, will like the ground and has every chance off of this fair handicap mark of 95.

It was surprising to see the handicapper drop Ametist three pounds for his below-par effort at Newmarket last time. He has been progressive this season and now away from Newmarket (raced there last three times), he may be seen to better effect.

The draw has not favoured him in stall 19 for his first attempt at this one-mile trip, but he has shaped as though he has more to come, and the trip could be the key to unlocking further improvement.

He looks fairly treated in a field where the handicapper holds most.

Betfair York Cheet Sheet

Get all the tips in one place, including Kevin Blake's.

Read the Cheet Sheet here.

Exclusively to Betfair Ryan Moore gives his thoughts on his rides at York today!

Ryan Moore York.png

Fancy some inside info from our man Ryan Moore? Of course you do!

Click here to read Ryan's thoughts.

The Racing League is back at Windsor tonight and I have four bets

Windsor 1 1280 .jpg

The Racing League returns tonight and we head to Windsor in search of more winning selections.

Read my tips here.

Final Word

A fair few ups and downs for me yesterday, but the bookies ultimately won the battle. They won't win the war, though.

Here come the girls is the theme of the day at York, but don't forget about the Racing League tonight at Windsor. There are some hot races, and I will be looking to expel that horrifying negative on the profit and loss.

Until tomorrow, be lucky.

Follow Daryl Carter on Twitter @DarylCarter7

Get a £5 Free Bet on Multiples - Every Day!

Place £20 worth of Multiples or Bet Builders over the course of a day, and, after the bets have settled, you'll get a free £5 bet to use on Multiples or Bet Builders. Bets must settle before 23:59 on the day they're placed. No opt-in required, T&Cs apply.

Discover the latest articles

Read past articles