|Wednesday 12th August 2020|
A Look Ahead to Next Week's Ebor Festival in York
The next big event coming up for the racing calendar is The Ebor Festival at York starting on the 21st August and running through until the 24th August. Usually a huge event the whole sport looks forward to with an average attendance of 82,000, unfortunately this year it will be less extravagant due to Covid-19 and the lockdown restrictions on sport. Nevertheless, still some exciting races to watch and today we give a little insight into what to expect.
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There are a number of major races spread across the four days of racing, mainly featuring in the middle of the racing day and are all followed by a series of Group 2, Group 3, and Handicap betting.
The Yorkshire Oaks is the feature race on day two of the Ebor Festival – a race that open to Group 1 horses that are fillies and mares who are aged three or older and run over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 188 yards. Having looked into previous winner trends, Enable has won the race in 2017 and 2019 but we like the look of Love at 1/3 for this race.
The next major race taking place on the Friday of race week is the Nunthorpe – the race that is one of very few which is open to runners aged two or older and run over 5 furlongs. The big favourite going into the race is Battash and jockey Charlie Hill, with wins from thre King George Stakes back in 2017 and Prix de l’Abbaye. However, we believe it will be a two-horse race with Ten Sovereigns going head-to-head for the title. Contrasting horses, one a seasoned pro over 5 furlongs, the other yet to experience racing at the minimum trip. Picking between isn’t easy but we’ve back Ten Sovereigns at 6/4 at the Nunthorpe Stakes.
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) August 23, 2019
Wow! A breathtaking performance from Battaash to land the @coolmorestud Nunthorpe Stakes at @yorkracecourse #ClassicEbor
Group 1 sprints are NOT meant to be won like this
Dayjur's long-standing track record is broken!@cbhills @ShadwellStud pic.twitter.com/K5rZ4AkJct