Who To Follow On Day Two Of The Ebor Meeting

Horse To Follow - Dubai Fountian

The penultimate event of the afternoon is the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes over 1m3 1/2f and Dubai Fountain for Mark Johnston looks overpriced.

The filly won twice as a two year old in low grade affairs before hitting the post in better quality races. Coming second in a Listed race, a Group Three and a Group Two saw she was of the quality for big races but just not quite having things fall her way.

Returning to the track at Chester in the Cheshire Oaks she just got the upper hand over Zeyaadah, making the most of the 3lbs her rival had to give away to her.Next seen in the Oaks she was well fancied and went off only 4/1 for the classic but finished 12th of 14.

She was possibly a bit too keen in the early uphill stages of the race and paid for it late on when the field got racing.

Looking to bounce back she went to Ascot in the Ribblesdale and having been well backed again could only finish fifth of 13.

Last time out she ran no race at all in the Group Two Lancashire Oaks and back down to Listed company she looks a big price.

Trainer To Follow - William Haggas

William Haggas could not be in better form at the moment and on the second day of the Ebor meeting he has some live chances to extend his good run.

His best chance of the day comes in the seven furlong Nursery Handicap with Maglev looking to be in fine form and dropping into this company for the first time in her career.

Another nice chance for the handler is Irish Admiral in the Clipper Logistics Handicap having threatened to run a big race in similar events all season.

Haggas has managed to land 15 winners from his last 43 runners over the last two weeks which sees him pose a strike rate over 35%.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Marquand

Alongside Haggas, his retained rider Tom Marquand has some stellar chances to get in the winners enclosure on Thursday, with nice rides for different handlers.

In the second race of the day the Premier Yearling Handicap, he sits on the 50/1 outsider Green Team, who we believe massively overpriced, with Marquand being an interesting jockey booking.

Other nice chances for the rider come from Maglev in the Nursery Handicap and also Spirit Of Bermuda in the last, who is a horse on the up.

Marquand heads into the second day at York sporting a 25% strike rate having managed 16 winners from his last 65 rides, which is remarkable.