The first race of the afternoon from York on Saturday is the Group Three Strensall Stakes over 1m1f and we are giving another chance to Nostrum who should be a class above these.
A winner on his first start over 7f at Sandown when bolting up by close to four lengths on debut, he was then saved for the Group Three Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket and in a talented four runner affair he showed a great turn of pace to win easily in the end.
Although a fairly quick turn his last run as a juvenile came in the Group Dewhurst Stakes and he ran to a credible level once more to finish a good third behind 2000 Guineas winner Chaldean and the talented Royal Scotsman.
Starting this season a bit later than was expected he was unleashed by Sir Michael Stoute at Newmarket’s July meeting when landing the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes in emphatic fashion.
Last seen at Glorious Goodwood when going from the front and being collared late back in second by Epictetus dropping in trip, it seemed that soft ground went against him at the point at where he normally finds another gear.
There is rain in the air but the conditions will be nowhere near as testing as his last run and at 6/4 he looks a good price in a fairly weak race.