Spanish Squeeze hasn’t been given the opportunity to star on turf, but his opening appearance behind Consort reads well and he could well leave his mark behind in time.
The latter is reported in good health again by his handler and is worth supporting at his double figure odds given he was a close up fifth in the race 12 months ago.
LOVE ISLAND (Best price 50-1) looks a daft price given his York figures read 232 and his stable have their sprinters in good form.
Mattmu invariably goes well at York and could be some value given he is closely matched with the likely favourite. Trainer Tim Easterby has struck form with a vengeance in the past week and I could see his speedster posting a career best today.
Two of the vanquished, Humphrey Bogart and Viren’s Army, have both enhanced the form subsequently with victory in their respective Derby trials and the stage is set for the selection to retain her unbeaten record.
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