Through The Card: York, Saturday 14 July

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"...the pick of his form is far superior to anything his four rivals here have achieved..."

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13:55 - TAKE COVER (6) has been a remarkable servant for connections, kick-starting another fine season with a win in this race 12 months ago and - 4 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings - he should take all the beating if arriving in peak form for his defence. Muthmir and Alpha Delphini are closely matched on Haydock form, but perhaps the biggest threat will come from the three-year-old Stone of Destiny.

14:35 - DAL HARRAILD (1) was well below form when last seen in Dubai, but the pick of his form is far superior to anything his four rivals here have achieved, running to a very smart level when winning a listed race over C&D last term, and he looks sure to involved at the finish if revived by a break. Dylan Mouth is next best ahead of Time To Study.

15:10 - WADILSAFA (6) seemed found out by inexperience as much as anything when well held in a Group 3 at Royal Ascot last time, briefly looking as though he might lay down some sort of challenge two furlongs out, but unable to make any further impression (not knocked about at all late on). This third leg of the Placepot represents a significant drop in grade and Owen Burrows' charge deserves another chance to build on the striking impression he created in winning a minor event at Newmarket in May, still open to improvement after just three starts.

15:40 - ACROSS DUBAI (14) won each of his first three starts and proved as good as ever when third on his most recent outing at Chelmsford, holding every chance a furlong out and keeping on well to be beaten just a neck. The winner gave that form a boost when following up at Sandown, and with the prospect of more to come given his lightly-raced profile, Across Dubai would appear to hold sound claims from the same mark, and is taken to provide Skipton-born trainer William Haggas with a third win in this contest in recent years. Dash of Spice and Afaak complete the shortlist.

16:15 - NORTHWEST FRONTIER (4) remains with potential for Richard Fahey and can resume his progress with a third win in four starts back up at 2m. Stone The Crows likely has more to offer on the back of a gutsy victory at Carlisle, while Here And Now seems likely to get back on track and is another to note.

16:50 - HE'ZANARAB (3) put up a fairly useful performance to win going away on debut at Windsor, and with his effort backed up by the clock, he can follow up now upped to six furlongs for this concluding leg of the Placepot. Dark Vision, Absolute Dream and Autumn Splendour are feared most.

17:20 - BLYTON (2) can probably be forgiven a lesser run last time and could be favourably treated based on his previous second to a subsequent Royal Ascot winner. Posh Perfect gets the nod for the forecast spot.

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