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York Day One Preview
13:55 - No Bet
14:25 - Vitalogy 6/1
Our first selection of the day comes in the Group Three Tattersalls Acomb Stakes over seven furlongs and Joseph O'Brien's Vitalogy looks a smart youngster.
The two year old colt has only had one start and looks to be a frightening recruit for the yard, landing a 16 runner maiden on debut at Naas.
He beat some good horses that day, who have since gone on to frank the form and this son of No Nay Never has to be strongly watched in the market on Wednesday.
15:00 - Logician 11/8
The Group Two Great Voltigeur Stakes is always one of the best spectacles of the four days on the Knavesmire and this year's renewal looks no different.
We have sided with one of the most progressive horses in training at the moment with John Gosden's Logician looking like a potential Group One winning horse.
The three year old colt has had three starts to date and is unbeaten in all of them, only featuring in Class 4 and 3 races but still showing heaps of ability to warrant plenty of respect in this contest.
The St Leger is a huge target for him and this contest will put him in good stead to see how close he is to being able to mix it with the big boys.
15:35 - King Of Comedy 4/1 & Elarqam 10/1
The feature contest of the day is the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes over 1 mile 2 furlongs and in this star studded field we have two selections.
Our win selection is another of John Gosdens stars in King Of Comedy who has been superb this season, progressively improving in every race and this contest looks a good chance to land his first black type win.
He landed a Class 5 at Yarmouth on his seasonal debut and then took the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown. From there he headed to Royal Ascot where he was a very narrow second to Circus Maximus in the St James's Palace Stakes and that is a strong form line heading into the contest.
Our each way selection is the Mark Johnston trained Elarqam who has serious place claims if running to the same standard as his course and distance Group Two win last time out.
16:15 - Infastructure & Sleeping Lion
The penultimate contest of day one at York's Ebor meeting is the Class 2 Sky Bet Handicap over two miles and with a big field set to go to post we have two fancies.
The first is the Martyn Meade trained Infrastructure who has ran to a solid standard this season and especially on his last run when stepped up to 1 mile 6f at Newmarket and finished a solid third, if improving for that will be a big player.
The second runner for us is Sleeping Lion who is another gelding that has been consistent this summer only finishing out the top three once in his four runs and last time out was a strong second at Ascot behind a nice type. Each way claims.
16:50 - Pop Dancer & Hard Nut
The final race of the day on the Knavesmire is the Class 2 Nursery Handicap over six furlongs and again in a huge fielded event we have two selections.
Richard Fahey's Pop Dancer has been a smart recruit for the yard on all his three starts finishing second on debut and scoring nicely on his last two outings with a solid performance at Musselburgh latest that gives him leading claims in this one.
Our each way shout is Richard Hannon's Hard Nut who has been in decent form overall winning two of his four outings and finishing a solid fifth at Glorious Goodwood last time out behind some useful colts.