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YORK DANTE FESTIVAL | Three Value Picks to consider for Day 2

A consistent filly, an exciting prospect and a C&D winner make the list for day two of the Dante Festival at York



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The second day of the Dante Festival gets underway on Thursday at York, with several top-level contests on offer for punters.

The action kicks off at 1.40, with the Dante Stakes featuring on the card at 3.10.

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The second day of the Dante Festival kicks off with the Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap at 1.40

Our team have taken a look through the card in the hope of tracking down a few runners with a decent price at the Yorkshire course.

Here are three selections that could hint at some value on the second day of the Dante Festival.

Silence Please – 2.10 York (4/1 – Various)

A consistent filly from Jessica Harrington’s yard, Silence Please could land her first Group success here in the Middleton Fillies’ Stakes.

The four-year-old ran on well to take second in the Group 3 Paddy Power Stakes at Leopardstown last September and she had landed a creditable fourth in the German Oaks a month previously.

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She has proven to be fairly versatile across the middle distances and Silence Please could strike for the first time in nearly a year here.

Royal Champion – 3.10 York (6/1 – bet365)

A colt that is held in high regard in the Varian Stables, Royal Champion could show further progress in the Dante Stakes.

The three-year-old was slightly below-par in the Feilden Stakes last month, but he should come on further from that run and could appreciate the step up in trip here.

Roger Varian
Roger Varian will be hoping to see Royal Champion improve further at York

Sired by Sharmardal and out of Dubawi’s half-sister Emirates Queen, his pedigree would suggest there is more come from Roger Varian’s prospect.


With a current price of 6/1, Royal Champion holds a decent level of value in the Dante.

Muker – 3.40 York (14/1 – Various)

A course & distance winner as a two-year-old, Muker returns to York in hope of reviving his previous season form.

Phillip Makin’s colt has struggled since returning in April, finishing fourth on his reappearance at Nottingham before finishing five and three quarters behind the winner at Hamilton.

Muker will be aiming to rediscover his two-year-old form at York on Thursday Afternoon

He can be forgiven for his last outing as he had to give 3lbs to all bar Dragon Symbol, but the three-year-old could be revived at the course he claimed success at back in July.

Muker’s Group experience could benefit him here and his price of 14/1 is very eye-catching indeed.

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.