His draw in stall three should be no hindrance either and the 20-1 is worth taking given the form of his yard’s sprinters.
The recent money for Wings Of Desire could prove illuminating with Frankie Dettori preferring to ride the recent Wolverhampton maiden winner rather than Foundation. The fact that connections are happy to spurn a handicap rating of 88 to run in a Group Two suggests John Gosden rates the son of Pivotal highly and he could prove the biggest danger.
David O’Meara is a man to be feared in these York handicaps and it would be no surprise to see Lord Of The Land begin to justify some of the hype which made him a 6-1 chance for the Lincoln.
However, he is priced accordingly today and I’d rather risk a small wager on the supposed second string ALFRED HUTCHINSON (Best price 20-1) who could have been drawn better, but has tons of experience in Knavesmire burn ups.
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