It was a thrilling first day and Sam Boswell, fresh from a winning NAP, is back with his Ebor Festival preview for day two.
It was great to land the NAP with Mishriff, who somehow drifted to 9/4 before hacking up in the Juddmonte yesterday. Future targets under consideration will be the Arc, Champions Day and possible a run at the Breeders Cup.
The 2021 Juddmonte International Stakes champion. 🤩
Following that impressive display, Mishriff's price for the Champions Stakes has been slashed to 3/1.
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Looking For Back To Back Winning NAPs
Moving onto the action today, the NAP should be a bigger price but arrives in my eyes a bet that can go close in the listed race named after the great Sir Henry Cecil.
Amma Grace (7/2) arrives the top rated in the field. Her trainer, Dermot Weld, is no stranger to having winners all over the globe and showed he was in fair form when scoring a double at Rosscomon on Monday.
Last time out at Cork, I think she was arguably a tad unlucky in running. The ground isn’t an issue for me, as she showed she handles a quicker surface when finishing second at the Curragh in a group two last year.
At around 7/2, she is the NAP for Thursday.
Improvised The Filly To Watch
Clipper Logistics don’t have a runner in their sponsored race today, but could well have a winner on the day with Improvised (13/2) in the closing seven furlongs Fillies Handicap.
The three-year-old broke her maiden on quick ground at Ripon before claiming a novice at Catterick. Her most recent run on handicap debut at Epsom was my favourite run to date from her.
Whilst York and Epsom are chalk and cheese, any horse that can win at a track of that nature catches my eye. She ran on nicely to pick up close to home having been held up.
I think she can improve again and make hay from a mark of 84 in this better company.