KLASSE act James Doyle gets a big chance to play in his first Group 1 for Ballydoyle today – something heart warming!
It’s been a tough season for Doyle in many ways as number two on the Charlie Appleby Godolphin team in a season that has been unusually quiet for the Boys in Blue.
But Doyle, who can’t recall ever having a winner for O’Brien, remains one of the greatest talents out there.
He is the top Ribblesdale heroine Warm Heart on the Pertemps Network Yorkshire Oaks feature over a mile and a half live on ITV.
Ryan Moore, Aidan O’Brien’s favorite player, will take part in what is probably the most popular savethelastdance, one of St Leger’s biggest hopes after finishing second at the Oaks in Epsom and bettering the Irish counterpart.
WARM HEART was only fifth behind her stablemate at the Curragh but I have a feeling she will come a lot closer this time.
Warm Heart didn’t stand a chance on that occasion but she had shown what she can do at Royal Ascot when Bluestocking were trailing behind.
This could be a very rare and big chance for Doyle to show “the Ballydoyle boys” what he can do.
ITV coverage traces back to a major youth event in Group 2 Lowther over six furlongs.
RELIEF RALLY has been screaming for six stadia and could well have a lot more to offer at this distance so she should take all the hits.
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The William Haggas runner raced to the finish in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot and was unlucky to fail at the finish line.
Then she hit the bullseye in the Super Sprint at Newbury. There doesn’t seem to be too much cause for concern here under Tom Marquand.
Star of Mystery is better than it showed in Newmarket last time.
A valuable sales race for youth over six furlongs follows.
WE NEVER STOP has valuable experience with this track, having been placed here twice and last time teaming up in Pontefract.
In beating Twilight Romance, he hinted that there was more to come and that overwhelming early pacing would be an advantage here.
I think he should do well in a very tough race for Shane Gray and Kevin Ryan so I’ll have a few pounds either way.
There is a handicap of over a mile ahead of the Yorkshire Oaks.
Old ORBAAN could do well here at a price tag for David O’Meara and Jason Watson.
He’s just the type to show up in a race like this and finished a good fourth last year by a mark of 5lbs.
It just depends if he’s in the mood, but he’s in good shape on the track and handicaped to pull off a massive run. I will risk him in every way.
Finally a listed competition in the Galtres Stakes over a mile and a half.
It is interesting that Marquand puts the SEA THEME more important than the market value.
There’s a lot to glean from the ratings about the latter, but it leads us to suspect the Haggas stable hold the recent Doncaster winner in high esteem.
The Sea the Stars daughter stayed on well last time out and scored and could be even better on this ground as the ground was soft that day.
She is open to any improvement, no matter how big.
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