Horse Racing Tips

York Racing Tips: Israr should relish new trip

There is some good-quality racing at York on Saturday.

"...sure to get a good pace to aim at, he should prove too good for these..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at York on Saturday.


York - 15:05 - Back Israr

Israr progressed well last season, winning the notably strong London Gold Cup at Newbury and looking a very smart prospect when bolting up in a handicap at Doncaster later in the year.

He trounced some useful rivals on that occasion from a mark of 99 and started favourite for the November Handicap as a result. Israr didn't show his form that day but arguably proved better than ever when beaten a short-head by the now-retired Haskoy in the Aston Park Stakes at Newbury last month. He was staying on well that day, so this longer trip is well worth exploring and, sure to get a good pace to aim at, he should prove too good for these.


York - 15:40 - Back Quinault

Quinault arrives as a sprinter firmly on the up having won his last four starts and, judged by his latest success at Newmarket, he may yet have even more to offer.

He was stronger in the betting than when completing his hat-trick just two days earlier but he defied a penalty in comfortable fashion, beating the reopposing Washington Heights by a length. Quinault is 5 lb higher now, but that is offset by his claiming jockey, and he seems sure to launch another bold bid.

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