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York Dante Festival: DOM’S NAP | Friday’s Best Bet

An Epsom fifth last time out, David Menuisier’s gelding is our pick for the Dante Festival on Friday

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2C8DK3K Blue Cup ridden by Ryan Moore win The Imber Court Handicap at Sandown Park Racecourse.
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With Thursday’s banker picking up the silver medal, all eyes now turn to the final day of the Dante Festival at York.

After shaping well on his return at the Spring Meeting at Epsom last month, David Menuisier’s Blue Cup is the selection in the north on Friday.

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He is still relatively lightly raced given his age, with only 11 career starts to date, and could be the type to progress into a horse far better than his current rating of 93.

Master Of The Seas ridden by William Buick riding (centre) win The bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021.
William Buick won the Dante Stakes feature event on Thursday and bids for more glory aboard Blue Cup on Friday afternoon

This looks just about his ideal trip and William Buick is a solid booking for the saddle.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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