Wednesday August 21st is the opening day of York’s Ebor Festival, whose feature race is the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes. But in addition to our preview of the big race, we’ve picked out three more horse racing betting tips from Day 1 of the Ebor meeting, including an interesting 16/1 (17.00) chance with Bet365…
1.55 York – Above Standard @ 15/2 (8.50) with Stan James
2.30 York – The Grey Gatsby @ 13/8 (2.63) with Ladbrokes
Longshot of the day:
4.20 York – Party Line @ 16/1 (17.00) with Bet365
The first of Wednesday’s horse racing betting tips goes in the Ebor curtain raiser, the Symphony Group Handicap (1.55 at York), where Mick Easterby’s Above Standard looks a good price at the current best odds of 15/2 (8.50) with Stan James. The five year old creeps in at the bottom of the handicap and so will race off a nice weight, while his form has been strong. Fourth last time out in a big field handicap at Glorious Goodwood, he had completed a double prior to that (including a course and distance success). His chance is there for all to see and even though the race is open, I’m not going to turn down those odds.
The Grey Gatsby is a considerably shorter price to land the next race at York, which is the Group Three Acomb Stakes (2.30 at York). Kevin Ryan’s grey colt has only run the once, winning his maiden at this course. He ran quite green that day, but despite that he still won with plenty in hand and with improvement for that experience guaranteed, the current best price of 13/8 (2.63) with Ladbrokes could actually seem quite big at the end of the race.
Our bigger priced longshot tip for Wednesday August 21st is Mark Johnston’s Party Line, who seems generously priced this morning to win the penultimate race of the day at York, the 4.20. The four year old filly was a last time out winner over slightly shorter at Musselburgh, but the way she ran on towards the end of that race suggests that the slight step up in trip will suit just fine. She’s a consistent sort who will run her race and I just feel that the current price of 16/1 (17.00) with Bet365 is too big. She’s a solid Each-Way play.
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