York Dante Festival Meeting Day Three Preview 2024

Marygate Fillies' Stakes 14:15 - It Ain’t Two

Only seen the once so far in her career, It Ain’t Two made a taking debut it what looked a hot class 2 maiden at Newmarket last month, despite looking to get outbalanced out the dip, she powered home smartly.

Knights Solicitors Handicap 14:45 - Majestic

A generally consistent type in handicaps, Majestic ran a great race to be 4th in this contest last year narrowly and his form so far this season suggests he’s capable of going close again.

Fifth, but only beaten a length on seasonal comeback, he then ran well again to be 4th in the Suffolk Stakes handicap to be 4th.

Michael Seely Memorial Fillies' Stakes 15:15 - True Cyan

An impressive winner on her only start as a juvenile over 7 furlongs at the end of last season, True Cyan returned to action as a 3 year old in the Nell Gwyn Stakes to be a staying on 4th place.

She shaped like she’d appreciate the step up to a mile when last seen and although the form of the Nell Gwyn Stakes had little baring on the 1000 Guineas picture, she drops in grade now and should find this easier.

Boodles Yorkshire Cup Stakes 15:45 - Tower of London

Hinted that his future could lie over longer trips last season and made the perfect start to life in the staying ranks in 2024 when going close on his first try over 15 furlongs to be 2nd in a handicap at Riyadh.

Kept in the Middle East for his next outing, he looked a powerful stayer when coming from well off the pace to score over two miles in Group Two company at Meydan.

Darley EBF Novice Stakes 16:15 - Lead Artist

With this race being for those having only their second outing there isn’t a great deal of form to pick through, but Lead Artist left a lasting impression when coming well clear with his rival in the Wood Ditton on debut.

Only going down by a nose in what normally proves to be a decent bit of form, she looks the more talented out of the front two in the market and gets a hefty weight allowance now from First Conquest.

Yorkshire Equine Practice Handicap 16:45 - Eligible

Won this race last year coming off the pace in impressive fashion and lines up for the contest again only 2lbs higher in the weights.

Although his form took a slight dip after his victory on the Knavesmire last year, Eligible did get his head back in front when his mark dropped back to 79. He’s come back down to that rating again for this run after some mediocre spins on the all-weather recently.

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Handicap 17:20 - Ziggy’s Missile

Didn’t show a great deal last season as a juvenile, being well beaten in his two outings but returned as a 3 year old in handicaps on the all weather and looked a different horse.

His impressive form this campaign has seen four runs on tapeta give him three wins and a second place, climbing 22lbs in the ratings. A 6lbs rise for his last win is largely negated with a 5lbs claimer taking over in the saddle for his return to turf.