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YORK DANTE FESTIVAL | Best Bets for Day 2

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

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York Racecourse General

The second day of the Dante Festival kicks off this afternoon at York, with seven more races on offer for punters to sink their teeth into.

The action at the Knavesmire kicks off with a 5f handicap at 1:50 and concludes with a 2m handicap at 5:20.

After ripping the card apart, the team have made their three best selections for today’s racing in Yorkshire.

York Racecourse General
The second day of the Dante Festival gets underway at 1:50

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

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NAP – RAVENSCRAIG CASTLE – 5:20 York (10/3 – William Hill)

An interesting long-distance contender, Ravenscraig Castle could get the better of short-priced favourite Ahorsewithnoname in the two-mile handicap.

Iain Jardine’s recruit kicked off the season with a respectable effort over this trip at Ripon last month, finishing third behind Rajinsky who went on to claim place honours in the Chester Cup.

The gelding has shown some progress for his connections and he could well have more to offer at his current mark in this contest.

His price of 10/3 holds some value here and he could strike if he’s at the top of his game.

NB – MAGISTERIAL – 3:35 York (5/1 – Betfair + PP)

A promising sort from John and Thady Gosden’s yard, Magisterial could have what it takes to land the Dante Stakes this afternoon.

The Frankel colt showed some promise on his two starts as a two-year-old, running into fourth on his debut before landing success on soft ground at Haydock in November.

John and Thady Gosden at Royal Ascot
John & Thady Gosden send Magisterial to York this afternoon

The three-year-old made all under a penalty at Leicester last month and he could well show further progress on his first start in Group company here.

He is partnered up with superstar jockey Frankie Dettori, who could likely discover if Magisterial has more in the locker to land this contest.

LONGSHOT – ATASER – 3:00 York (18/1 – bet365)

An interesting gelding from Terry Kent’s yard, Ataser could be one to note in the one-mile handicap.

The four-year-old has slipped back down to his last winning mark for his connections and while he is yet to fully prove his effectiveness over this trip, he could hold further improvement.

The son of Sayif did finish five lengths behind the winner last time out at the Craven Meeting, but he may have needed the run and he could bounce back to winning ways here.

His price of 18/1 does hint at each-way value here and if he can show progress from his latest outing, he could come close here.

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.

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