Who To Follow On Day Four Of The Ebor Meeting

Horse To Follow - Space Blues

One of the feature events of the day at York is the Group Two City Of York Stakes over seven furlongs and Space Blues looks to be one of our best bets on the card.

The four year old was one of the most progressive horses in training last season winning his last four races in fine style including the Group Two Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Group One Prix Maurice De Gheest.

The son of Dubawi started last season at Haydock in the Listed Spring Trophy Stakes and was then sent over to ParisLongchamp for the Prix le Porte Malliot, where he again improved to beat stablemate D'bai.

His progressive nature then saw him land the Group Two at Goodwood but his Group One win at Deauville topped off his season.

Back this term in February he picked up from where he left off landing a Sprint event in Saudi Arabia, but he then gave one of the worst runs of his career for a while at Meydan after that.

Given a break, he returned at Goodwood last month in the Group Two Lennox Stakes and despite hating the bad ground he ran on well to finish fourth in a bunched finish.

That run should have put him spot on for this event and he looks hard to oppose on the best of his form.

Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas has been one of the most inform trainers in Europe of late and on Saturday at York he has some huge chances across the card to keep his good run going.

In the first race of the day he fields the second favourite My Oberon who has been saved for this event since running in the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Other big chances for the handler on the day include four runners in the Sky Bet Ebor Handicap with Hamish looking to be his best chance of the four, having been backed into 6/1 favourite.

Haggas over the last two weeks has been running at an unbelievable strike rate of 30% managing to land 15 winners from 50 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Marquand

Tom Marquand has an excellent book of rides on the Knavesmire on Saturday afternoon which could see him go close in the jockeys standings for the festival.

In the second race of the day he sits on the favourite Dhushan for William Haggas with then three year old being a consistent stayer to date.

In the Group Two City Of York Stakes he sits on the smart Primo Bacio who is looking to bounce back to form and then his ride of the day comes on Hamish in the Sky Bet Ebor.

Marquand heads into the final day at York currently running at a strike rate of 25% having landed 15 winners from his last 59 rides over the last two weeks.