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YORK PREVIEW | The Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes

A large field of 15 runners hold entries in the 5f contest in Friday’s feature race at the York Ebor Festival

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Friday’s feature race of the day comes in the form of the Nunthorpe Stakes, with 15 runners featuring in the Group 1 sprint at York.

GOLDEN PAL (11/4) heads to the UK for the first time since finishing second in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last year for Wesley Ward.

Wesley Ward
Wesley Ward sends Golden Pal across the Atlantic to York

The Uncle Mo colt has impressed since returning to the States last year, winning all three of his starts over five and a half furlongs with significant ease.

The three-year-old is given his first start in Group 1 company and he looks like a major player in this contest based on his form.

French raider SUESA (11/4) looks the biggest threat, with Francois Rohaut’s filly bursting onto the scene at Glorious Goodwood.

She beat the likes of Dragon Symbol and Battaash in the King George with an impressive performance, with the three-year-old carrying her impressive French form across the English Channel.

watch: suesa wins the king george [credit: racing tv]

The quicker ground is an unknown here, but she clearly has bags of talent and is one to watch out for here.

WINTER POWER (11/2) has won four of his last five starts at the minimum distance for Tim Easterby, while Archie Watson’s DRAGON SYMBOL (7/1) has been majorly unlucky in Grouped company, finished second on all four outings.

ARECIBO (20/1) has six and a half lengths to find on Susea after finishing fourth in the King George for Robert Cowell and Edward Bethell’s MOSS GILL (20/1) has been fairly consistent in Listed company this season, placing on all three occasions.

LIBERTY BEACH (22/1) is yet to build on her Temple Stakes success for John Quinn, while Andrew Balding’s CHIL CHIL (25/1) finished a far from disgraced ninth in the July Cup at Newmarket last month.

Michael Dods has a pair of runners entered into the contest, with Listed winner QUE AMORO (25/1) and Group 3 victor DAKOTA GOLD (25/1) representing the County Durham trainer.

ROHAAN (28/1) will be aiming to rediscover his earlier season form when clinching the Sandy Stakes and the Commonwealth Cup Trial for David Evans and Les Eyre’s BEDFORD FLYER (40/1) landed C&D success in handicap company back in May.

Eve Johnson Houghton’s CHIPOTLE (40/1), Kevin Ryan’s EMARAATY ANA (40/1) and Nigel Tinkler’s UBETTABELIEVEIT (100/1) complete the line-up at York.

YORK SELECTIONS:

  • Dragon Symbol E/W @ 7/1
  • Rohaan E/W @ 28/1

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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