Tominator galloping to Northumberland Plate glory last seasonPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Ebor test will be 'ideal' for fancied Tominator
TOMINATOR, trimmed by a couple of bookmakers on Thursday for next month's Betfred Ebor, will find the prestigious handicap "right up his alley" according to connections.
Trained by Reg Hollinshead, Tominator, who captured the Northumberland Plate last season, was clipped to 20-1 (from 33) by Paddy Power and to the same price from 25-1 by William Hill.
He was the ante-post selection of Pricewise in Thursday's Racing Post with Tom Segal reasoning: "We all know the story of this horse and how good he looked when he ran clean away with the Northumberland Plate last year, but I think he still has plenty of improvement left in him because what he needs is an out-and-out gallop over a staying trip on decent ground and there are very few races that provide such a test."
Tominator is not guaranteed a run at York on August 25, but that seems to be his camp's only concern.
Hollinshead's son and assistant Andrew told At The Races on Thursday: "He's not sure to get in - that's the problem, but he [Segal] is right. A fast-run staying handicap is right up his alley. He'll be ready to go for sure."