The Ebor Festival comes to us from York. Horse Racing expert Sam Boswell has previewed his best tips for the upcoming meeting.

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Brilliant Baaeed The Day One Draw At York’s Ebor Meeting

York’s four-day Ebor meeting really is a special racing event and one I would recommend every racing fan attempts to tick off the bucket list at least once in their lives.

The unquestionable day one highlight is unbeaten Baaed who faces just five in the Juddmonte International.

Let’s keep this simple, yes, it’s his first time up to one mile two but frankly, that really shouldn’t be an issue and I am amazed you can still get 2/5 on William Haggas horse. If you are trying to find a bit more value you can look at the length the odds market we offer. For me I am not expecting a wide margin win but would be happy to take him to win by two or more lengths at the slightly bigger price.

Baaeed to win

Mishriff on paper should chase him home but he has one way or another yet to win this season, with a poor start at Ascot last time out in the King George costing him any chance.

I would sooner back Native Trail for the forecast than Mishriff, I think the three-year-old getting weight can improve again and follow home Baaeed who will if anything impresses even more up in trip for the first time at one mile two today.

Native Trail to win

The rest of the card looks ultra-competitive as you would expect at York, with that in mind the class two five-furlong fillies handicap is a race where you can make claims for several in the field.

The improving Pink Crystal is rightfully favourite, but I am happy to chance two horses at each way prices to at least make the frame at bigger prices.

First up is Corazon for George Boughey. He has enjoyed a great season so far and whilst this horse hasn’t fired for him yet this term, I think it won’t be long before we see her back in the winners enclosure.

The three runs this season have all come at Ascot, she was entitled to have needed the first of those where she could only finish thirteenth, the second run where she was fifth arguably could have been a better result had she not been as slowly away. The most recent run at the Shergar Cup I am happy to write off given how keen the horse was for a jockey that won’t have ever sat on her before. The result of those runs is a mark now of 96 which seems fair, William Buick is back on board today and in serious form.

Corazon to win

My other dart in this handicap will be Atagirl for local connections Clipper Logistics who I am sure love having winners on the Knavesmire.

This course and distance winner has had a bit of a break since her last start at Sandown. Back at a track she has won at before, I think we may just see her take a step forward from efforts so far this season. A mark of 92 isn’t a ‘gimme’ but she should go close if she can recapture some of the form she showed as a two-year-old.

Attagirl to win

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