Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday, May 17

There is good-quality racing at York on Thursday
There is good-quality racing at York on Thursday
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Timeform pick out their three best bets from York on Thursday...

"...she is fancied to emulate her dam Midday by winning this race..."

Timeform on Mori

Mori - 14:55 York

Mori perhaps didn't reach the heights connections were hoping last season, but she wasn't beaten far by Coronet in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot, and should be suited more by this trip than that rival. Mori is beautifully bred, and strikes as the type Sir Michael Stoute will get more out of as a four-year-old, so she is fancied to emulate her dam Midday by winning this race. Chain of Daises is another to consider.

Mildenberger - 15:30 York

This looks an open renewal of the Dante and Mildenberger makes most appeal at the prices having made a good winning return at Newmarket last month. He left the impression that the step up in trip would very much be in his favour that day, and this looks the next logical step. Roaring Lion sets the standard on form and is another who will be suited by the longer trip, while James Cook shaped better than the distance beaten behind Cross Baton at Epsom last time and could surprise a few.

Hey Jonesy - 16:35 York

Hey Jonesy was unlucky to be drawn on the wrong side when going close in a sales race at this course last season and looks the one to focus on now back sprinting after pulling too hard on his return over seven furlongs in the Free Handicap at Newmarket. This will be his first try at the minimum trip, but has has shown plenty of speed in the past, and could make up into a pattern-class performer this year. Declarationofpeace is of a similar ilk and looks the main danger.

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