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Lockinge Stakes day selections from Charlie McCann of

Lockinge Stakes day selections from Charlie McCann of The Group 1 Lockinge Stakes from Newbury is today’s feature event and I expect to see stablemate Toscanini set the race up for Ribchester (3.30) who should not be inconvenienced by today’s forecast soft ground. The recommendation finished in front of two of today’s main rivals Galileo Gold and Lightning Spear when runner up to the brilliant Minding in the QEII back in October although he is 3lbs worse off with the latter. The Richard Fahey-trained four-year-old made a promising seasonal debut out in Dubai on World Cup night when he failed to get home over an additional furlong having pulled hard in the early part of the race. Ribchester is 2/1 with BetVictor and he can again get the better of Hugo Palmer’s Galileo Gold […]

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann with Friday’s best bets

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann with Friday’s best bets The feature race on the last day of York’s Dante meeting is the Gp 2 Yorkshire Cup – Wednesday’s rain cleared away from the track to give a fine day on Thursday but there is more rain due coming up from the south on Friday and conditions look sure to remain testing. The Queen’s Dartmouth (3.30) won three Group races last season, including first time out, but escapes a penalty given they were gained before the 31st August and he can continue to give a good account of himself as long as conditions don’t deteriorate too much. The selection is 4/1 at BetVictor and with Ryan Moore booked I would be disappointed if he didn’t go very close. In the listed Michael Seely Memorial for 3-year-old fillies, I […]

Dante Day tips and views from and Charlie McCann

Dante Day tips and views from and Charlie McCann The Gp 2 Dante Stakes is the feature race of York’s three-day May meeting and is widely regarded as the premier trial for the Derby with four winners on the Knavesmire since the turn of the century going on to Epsom glory (North Light 2004), Motivator (2005), Authorised (2007) and Golden Horn (2015). The betting for today’s competitive eleven-runner contest is headed by John Gosden’s Frankel progeny Cracksman (9/4 at BetVictor) who goes into the race unbeaten in two starts. The colt is out of a Pivotal mare and both wins have been gained on good to soft ground so Wednesday’s rain shouldn’t be a concern unless conditions become extremely testing. The favourite must go close but I have my reservations about the horse who […]

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann looks at York’s Dante meeting Day One

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann looks at York’s Dante meeting Day One The feature event on the opening Day of York’s Dante meeting is the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes and thirteen sprinters will hurdle down the Knavesmire in search of the £70,000 first prize. Magical Memory won the corresponding race 12 months ago and would have got a narrow vote for the contest (9/2 with BetVictor) had it not been for the threat of significant rain on Wednesday. Charlie Hills’ grey had a prep run before taking this prestigious event last season and the combination of rain-softened ground and seasonal reappearance is enough Brando (3.35) made a winning reappearance when cutting down Ornate in the Abernant Stakes at HQ last month for Kevin Ryan. The selection (11/4 at BetVictor) has run five times at York […]

Charlie McCann previews Tuesday’s action

Charlie McCann previews Tuesday’s action It is a long way from Nottingham maiden success to classic winner but Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Ocean continues to attract support for Thursday’s Dante Stakes at York and is now 7/2 with BetVictor from 4/1 for his Knavesmire examination and 12s from 14s for the Derby at Epsom next month. There was a band of rain forecast to hit Beverley on Monday with further showers forecast for Tuesday and the ground at the Humberside track could easily ride softer than the official description at time of writing of good to firm and good in places. Gerry The Glover (3.30) is very well treated on his best form and is given the each way vote in the extended mile handicap with any easing in the ground considered a plus. The […]