@TheTWETracker's Three Horses To Take Out Of The Yorkshire Ebor Meeting

The Mediterranean

The first horse to take out of the Ebor meeting for us is the Aidan O'Brien trained The Mediterranean who ran a stormer in the Group Two Great Voltigeur and could be set for a huge run in the Group One St Leger.

The son of Galileo has now been seen six times during his career, only having one run as a juvenile over seven furlongs, but this season being seen five times over 1m4f.

Starting his term off at Leopardstown in a decent maiden, he got off the mark in taking style showing that stamina trips are what he needs.

Since then he has stepped up into Listed, Group Two and Group One company performing well in the majority of his races, but last time at York he really caught the eye.

The three year old wanted to make it a true test for the other runners in the race and went from the front under Wayne Lordan.

Many of O'Brien's pace setters seem to fade away in the latter stages of the race, but not The Mediterranean who plugged on gamely to grab second behind the smart Yibir.

The colt looks set to head into the final Classic of the British season at Doncaster next month and he could be a value each way contender at 20/1.


The second horse that is worth taking not of from the meeting on the Knavesmire is the Owen Burrows trained Alflaila, who looks set to go close in a valuable handicap before the end of the season.

The two year old son of Dark Angel has been a very consistent performer to date, making a winning debut at Salisbury in June and then backed that up with a close up fourth in a hot race at Yarmouth.

He then went to Newmarket and finished a good second over six furlongs, but at York took his form to a new level when staying on into second on handicap debut.

What made this horse an eye-catcher was the way he did everything wrong coming out the stalls and then stayed on in the latter stages to finish runner up behind a nice type.

The colt will be sure to penalised by the handicapper, but if not going up by much he has to a big contender over 7f or a mile, next time out.

Gis A Sub

The final horse that we believe might pay to take out of the meeting is Gis A Sub for trainer Kevin Ryan who has been a big improver this term and looks sure to go close in a nice sprint event before the close of the season.

Starting his season off at York behind the smart Bosh for Richard Hannon, he got off the mark next time out at Pontefract and was then upped to Group Two company at Glorious Goodwood.

In what looked a superb renewal of the Richmond Stakes he finished a very close sixth, with the seven runners finishing in a bunch.

This set him up perfectly for a go at the Gimcrack Stakes at York and having hit the front in taking style he came out of the Group Two event as a very unlucky loser back in second behind the smart Lusail.

One to follow.