Betfair ambassador Kevin Blake is here throughout the week for the York Ebor Festival, and he's already turned his attention to the Irish...
The festivities continue at the Ebor meeting at York on Thursday and the action will come think and fast. There are plenty of appealing prospects on the card, but it is two Irish raiders that take my eye more than any others.
Let's take on the favourite
The main event of the day is the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (15:35) has attracted a really competitive field, but one that I feel the market may be underestimating is the Paddy Twomey-trained La Petite Coco.
The four-year-old showed remarkable improvement after joining Twomey last year, rising through the ranks to win a Group 3 and a Group 2.
Her connections gamely returned her to training this year in the hope of winning a Group 1 and they didn't have to wait long, as she made a winning return to action in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh in June.
The four-year-old showed plenty of grit that day and hinted that she may have been a shade idle in front. She gained one of the more impressive wins of her career in her only previous try at this trip and returning to it on a firmer surface should suit her.
Any rain that arrives will certainly do her no harm and Paddy Twomey continues to be in excellent form. She looks to have a strong chance.
A Supa performance expected
The other race of interest is the British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (16:10) and I like one at a big price in the shape of the Jessica Harrington-trained Supagirl.
The three-year-old has been remarkably progressive this season, starting her campaign off a mark of 66 prior to winning three times in handicap company. She showed that she is still improving on what was her first try at a mile-and-a-half in a competitive handicap at the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot.
On another day, she would have won the race, as an early stumble didn't help and her problems really started when shuffled out of a handy position early in the home straight.
She had to wait until a furlong out before she got a clear run and finished off well to be beaten just a neck.
That run has seen her raised to a mark of 96, leaving her just 5lb short of the likely favourite with obvious scope to improve again. This course and distance should suit her well and I could see her running a big race at a big price.