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YORK DANTE FESTIVAL | Best Bets for Day 3

The team have named their best bets for the final day of the Dante Festival at York



Brunch ridden by jockey Callum Rodriguez (left) wins the Win Today On ITV7 Handicap Stakes ahead of Jumaira Bay and Jack Mitchell at York Racecourse.

The final day of the Dante Festival kicks off this afternoon, with seven races chalked in on the card at the Knavesmire.

The action kicks off with the Listed Marygate Fillies’ Stakes at 1:50 and concludes with a 5f Handicap at 5:20.

The team have looked through the card, picking out their three best selections for the contests on offer.

Japan (second right) ridden by Ryan Moore wins The Juddmonte International Stakes ahead of Crystal Ocean (right) ridden by James Doyle in second during Juddmonte International Day of the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse.
The final day of the Dante Festival gets underway this afternoon

Here are their best bets for the third day of the Dante Festival at York.

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NAP: NEW COMEDY – 4:10 York (5/1 – bet365)

An interesting gelding from Charlie Appleby’s yard, New Comedy could strike on his handicap debut for his connections.

The son of Sea Of Stars has made an unbeaten start to life over the middle distances, winning comfortably at Southwell in January before defying a 7lb penalty at Haydock last month to win by a neck.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Charlie Appleby sends New Comedy to York this afternoon

The three-year-old is open to further improvement and while market support seems to be heading towards his stablemate Wild Crusade, the former should be taken seriously here.

He is partnered up with serial winner Frankie Dettori, so expect a big run from New Comedy here.

NB: YAHSAT – 1:50 York (6/1 – bet365)

Hailing from Karl Burke’s yard, Yahsat looks like an exciting prospect in the Listed Marygate Fillies’ Stakes.

The two-year-old has put up two respectable efforts already for her connections, after being just headed on the line on her debut at Newmarket before striking comfortably at Pontefract last time out.

Karl Burke
Karl Burke has recently sang his praises on Yahsat

Her trainer has spoken out about her talent and speed and she should be taken seriously in this contest.

The filly’s 6/1 price tag looks major value in this race and she could well come close here.

LONGSHOT: Danielsflyer – 4:45 York (16/1 – Various)

After slipping back down to a workable mark, Danielsflyer could put up a big performance in the 7f Handicap for his connections.

The eight-year-old is now 3lbs below his last winning mark, following an inconsistent run of form as of late.

However, he ran well over this trip at last year’s meeting when 6lbs higher – finishing second behind Boardman and half a length ahead of Duke Of York winner Highfield Princess.

His price of 16/1 holds some each-way value here and he could well be in the mix here if he’s at his best.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.