Who To Follow At York On Day Three Of The Dante Meeting

Horse To Follow - Nymphadora

The first race of the day is the Listed Marygate Fillies' Stakes over five furlongs and the Andrew Balding trained Nymphadora looks a filly who will improve massively for her debut.

The two year old daughter of No Nay Never is obviously held in high regard being bought for 90,000gns as a foal and then sold again for a further 185,000gns as a yearling.

The youngster made her debut in April in a Maiden over 5f and looked to need the experience when finishing sixth.

That race seems to hold some of the best form in the division, with second since winning, third placing, fourth placing, seventh winning, eighth winning and ninth winning next time out.

Nymphadora will be looking to keep that form line going and will certainly come on for that first run.

Trainer To Follow - Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston is in flying form of late and on the final day of the Dante meeting he could have some big winners with chances across the day.

In the feature Group Two Yorkshire Cup he holds two leading runners with favourite Sir Ron Priestley and the third favourite Nayef Road.

In the lucky last he could sign off with a bang, fielding the favourite Kondo Isami in the Class 4 Handicap and the step up in trip could be the making of him on handicap debut.

Johnston heads into the final day at York running at a superb 22% strike rate having had 15 winners from his last 70 runners over the last two weeks.

Jockey To Follow - Ben Curtis

Ben Curtis this season has been teaming up with Mark Johnston and has been riding some serious winners, but along with that has also picked up some nice spares.

Curtis rides Nayef Road in the Yorkshire Cup having finished a good third behind Stradivarius on seasonal debut and he has a leading chance in the Group Two event.

In the big fielded handicap, he sits on the well handicapped Muntadab for Roger Fell with the veteran looking weighted to strike.

Finally, in the last race of the day he teams up with Johnston again to ride favourite Kondo Isami, who is making his handicap debut.