Key info for a day with a valuable evening prize as Johnston stands on the brink
York Ebor week gets off to a quiet start but the best is saved to the evening and a glittering card at Windsor.
The Queen might be on holiday at Balmoral but she has a runner on her racecourse in Sharp Practice, who let favourite backers down over course and distance last month.
Rarely can a Monday winner have picked up over £46,000 but that will be the case after the Sky Bet Windsor Sprint Series Finale (7.00).
Thirsk and Leicester, where Mark Johnston has three chances of becoming Britain's most prolific trainer, start the day's action with Roscommon joining in late in the afternoon before Bangor's jumping card runs alongside Windsor.
Thirsk (first race 2.05)
Good to soft, soft in places. Rail movements: R3, 6 & 7 +17y; R5 +24y
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick 7.4 on Monday at 6.30am)
Good to firm. Rail movements: R1, 3 & 6 +19y
2.05 Thirsk: Olivia R 8-1 (from 12)
4.20 Leicester: Mr Diamond 6-1 (from 7)
5.30 Windsor: Hats Off To Larry 11-4 (from 7-2)
7.10 Bangor: Craigmor 9-4 (from 11-4)
8.00 Windsor: Petrastar 13-8 (from 7-4)
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Could it be a good week for the Queen? She has Topical running at Thirsk and Sharp Practice at Windsor today. Then she has two William Haggas-trained possibles at York's Ebor meeting in Magnetic Charm (Acomb, Wednesday) and Goodwood Golden Mile winner Seniority (Clipper Logistics Handicap, Thursday) and we know how the Newmarket trainer loves nothing more than a York winner.
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