Angus McNae's top tips for day two of York's Ebor Festival

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Many thanks to Harry Allwood for covering for me last week and congratulations to him on finding three fine winners from four selections.

I believe that day two of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival could belong to John Gosden and Frankie Dettori and I am backing the combination to have a treble.

As ever four selections for you.

1.55 York: Angel’s Hideaway at 9-4

[(full)Watch Replay] () Watch how Angel's Hideaway won at Ascot

Will be hard to beat in the Lowther if she can reproduce the form of her most recent impressive success at Ascot.

That Princess Margaret victory was achieved in cosy fashion in a fast time. She travelled strongly before quickening well to win going away.

She does have just over a length to find with Fairyland on their Albany running, but I think her Ascot win showed her to be an improved performer.

3.00 York: Sharja Bridge at 9-1

Sharjah Bridge has had only had six starts and, open to more improvement, has plenty in his favour here.

He ran a blinder at Ascot last time out in the Wolferton Stakes when, hampered by a wide draw in 13, he still managed to work his way into contention two furlongs out before finding his stamina running out over the ten-furlong trip.

Back to a mile, this strong traveller will be able to show what he is made of. This is a fiercely competitive affair but this horse created a good impression when winning at Nottingham last year and ran a fast time from a poor draw at Ascot last time out. He is worth risking.

3.35 York: Coronet at 6-1

Watch how Coronet won at York in May

This classy performer may go under the radar a little bit in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks given that there is plenty of strength in depth to this race.

However, she beat all bar stablemate Enable in last year’s renewal and should not be underestimated. Her form stands up to close scrutiny - from a win here in the Middleton Stakes to an excellent third in the King George at Ascot.

Her liking for York is a bonus as it is a track that not all horses take too and her recent Timeform Timefigure in the King George makes her a big player.

Sea Of Class and a rejuvenated Magic Wand could prove to be big dangers but, for me, Coronet represents the value.

4.15 York: Lah Ti Dar at Evens

This unbeaten filly was making up into a live contender for the Oaks - she was ante post favourite for the race - before injury kept her away from the track.

When we did see her, in April and May, she won her starts at Newbury and Newmarket in impressive fashion.

She makes her return here in Listed company and this could be the prelude to a good autumn for her. She has always been held in high regard and the step up in trip will definitely suit.

I can see her winning this comfortably before stepping up into Group races.

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