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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

1:55 York Racing Tip (20th August) SYMPHONY GROUP STAKES (Handicap) (CLASS 2) (3yo+ 0-105)

Twenty runners over five furlongs so it's going to be fast and furious.  If you had the choice you would most likely plump for a high numbered draw and there are seven horses that have been known to lead and all of them bar one have got a double figure stall. Not one of those seven horses are in my top three. Third best is Racy. Second best is Move In Time. Both can either track the leaders or be held up. The top rated usually likes to chase the leaders closely and then come with a run but ROBOT BOY 9/1 has to overcome a stall four draw but it is quite capable of winning this race and apart from the draw I would be quite happy.

3:20 Musselburgh - Eleven runners here with three possible pace-setters: two of them, Mutafaakir and Space Artist, might not be quick enough to get to the front. Third top rated is Imperial Legend who likes to track the leaders, whilst my second top rated Singeur can either track the leaders or be held up. Top rated is TOM SAWYER 16/1 who is also the third horse in the race thats been known to lead before and if it does get to the front and especially if it can set its own pace and hold something in reserve for the finish it might prove its odds quite wrong, so it could make an each way bet.

4:30 Musselburgh - Eleven runners in this class six race. It's a fairly closely handicapped race. Danfazi is fifth top rated but it's only three-years-old and could have more improvement to come. The Nifty Fox is fourth top but hasn't been in form lately. Joint second top rated is Busy Bimbo who can track the pace or be held up and Here Now And Why who likes to chase the leaders and is quite well weighted. My top rated is SPRING BIRD 7/2 favourite but it must have a good chance especially as it's the only known front runner in the field and if it gets an uncontested lead may be very hard for these to catch.