There’s a fantastic schedule on Friday 28 July, which includes an evening meeting at York comprised of seven races.
Below are a few tips for the action on the Knavesmire.
5.00 – Clear Angel @ 13/2
York’s card will get underway with an amateur jockey’s handicap over a mile and Clear Angel can notch a hat-trick of wins after scoring at Wetherby and Carlisle.
Susan Corbett’s charge is up to a mark of 80, having scored off 76 last time out, but that still looks within the five-year-old’s range.
Clear Angel chased a strong pace at Carlisle, and although the winning distance was only a head back to second, the third horse was beaten two-and-three-quarter-lengths and that runner had previously been a seriously impressive five-length winner.
It’s a competitive race, but Corbett’s charge arrives at the top of his game and the condition and the pace of the contest should suit perfectly.
6.40 – Kats Bob @ 14/1
Kats Bob ran a cracker when finishing second at Hamilton last time out and the five-year-old can go one better in the six-furlong handicap at 18:40.
Iain Jardine’s sprinter is certainly on a winning mark and the likely strong pace in this contest should help the four-time winner race more comfortably.
Kats Bob is best with cut in the ground and form over seven furlongs is a boost on what could be testing conditions on the Knavesmire.
7.50 – Jean Baptiste @ 6/1
Brunch has a class edge on his rivals in the one-mile-two-and-a-half-furlong handicap at 19:50 but a small field on soft ground doesn’t look like the ideal spot for Michael Dods’s runner.
Front runners can often be tricky to peg back on the Knavesmire and Jean Baptiste may get his own way up top.
The six-year-old ran well at Chester last time out, conditions are no issue and it could pay to take a chance on Roger Fell & Sean Murray’s gelding.