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YORK EBOR FESTIVAL | Four runners to add to your trackers

Our team have picked out a runner for each day of the York Ebor Festival that caught the eye last week



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Flat fans were treated to a cracking four days of action on the Knavesmire last week, with 28 contests featuring in the York Ebor Festival.

The four-day meeting kicked off on Wednesday afternoon before concluding on Saturday, with the Ebor Handicap headlining the festival on the final day.

Our team have compiled their notes from the contests, picking out a handful of attendees to keep an eye on for the rest of the season.

Here are four runners to add to your trackers from the York Ebor Festival.

WEDNESDAY – Instinctive Move (4th – Sky Bet Nursery Handicap)

Instinctive Move showed promise on his nursery debut for Clive Cox, and he could well have more to offer down the line for his connections.

Trainer Clive Cox Leicester
Clive Cox could have a promising colt in Instinctive Move

The Showcasing colt began to make steady headway in the final two furlongs and kept on well in the closing stages to claim fourth.

He should show further progress down the line and looks at a decent mark at this current stage.

THURSDAY – Rising Star (3rd – British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap)

Marco Botti’s Rising Star may have been no match for the front two, but there is something about the three-year-old that should be noted.

She was launched up 7lbs in the ratings following success at Musselburgh and she attempted to take a grasp of the race early on but she was collared by two better rivals.

The filly did keep on well in the final stages and she could well claim some success later on down the line.

FRIDAY – Vintage Choice (3rd – British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes)

Vintage Clouds flew under the radar in the final stages for William Haggas, making up plenty of late ground to finish among the places at York.

William Haggas
Vintage Choice ran well on debut for William Haggas

Making his racing debut, the two-year-old flew up the centre with two furlongs remaining, pushing his way into the front of the rest in the final stages.

It was a promising debut from the Lope De Vega colt and he could well improve on his next start.

SATURDAY – Tashkhan (5th – Sky Bet Melrose Handicap)

A gelding that has plenty of staying power, Tashkhan could well be one to watch out for in the long-distance handicaps in the future.

The three-year-old was gaining on the leading group of four in the closing stages, but the line just came a tad too quickly.

Brian Ellison’s recruit could relish the 2m+ distance, with the Cesarewitch potentially being a target down the line.

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.