Tonight's racing: three runners who catch the eye
York may have been the place to be for many today but Newcastle and Hamilton both host valuable evening meetings this evening and here we pick out three horses who stand out.
Charlie Appleby will attempt to bolster his exceptional record with two-year-olds this season to six from six and here he relies on one of those winners Gold Town. The colt by Street Cry justified favouritism on debut at Newbury, winning by a neck from Headway. The step up to six furlongs here promises to suit and although he is facing a field full of untapped potential, Gold Town is clearly highly rated as he holds a Phoenix Stakes entry and looks the one they all have to beat.
Mark Johnston was in a good mood on the Knavesmire yesterday as his Derby hope Permian won the Dante Stakes. His Yorkidding goes for the feature mile and a half handicap at Hamilton which is worth over £16,000 to the winner. The five-year-old mare was nicely progressive last year and won twice over today's distance. Yorkidding may be on a career-high mark but she is clearly thriving, as she proved when finishing a close second to Montaly in the Chester Cup last time.
The Chester Cup was the aim for Endless Acres, who was one of the ante-post favourites for the race before being balloted out, and he looks set to contest Newcastle's most valuable race this evening. Trainer Charlie Fellowes has trained four winners from his last eight runners and it would be no surprise were this horse to add to that tally. Endless Acres improved for the step up to two miles at Kempton at the start of last month before running a decent race behind Blakeney Point when last seen.
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