Oddschecker tips for every race at York on Friday.
A very competitive novice race that looks sure to be won by an above-average performer and that may well be WORLD ORDER. The son of Society Rock struggled in the Windsor Castle last time out but that was no disgrace and his previous narrow defeat, over this course and distance, gives him a big chance this afternoon. Baldwin could prove to be the main threat, although Diamond Oasis and Flawless Jewel are two very interesting newcomers. Prediction : 1st World Order 2nd Baldwin 3rd Flawless Jewel
Mister Belvedere beat Pacify by just a neck when they met in the Queen Mother's Cup over C&D last time and it is easy to see them playing a part once again here. However, MUKHAYYAM, back in fifth that day, left that run behind him when getting the better of the multiple winner Framley Garth here two weeks ago and the course regular can confirm that form, as well as avenging his earlier loss. Prediction : 1st Mukhayyam 2nd Mister Belvedere 3rd Pacify
The single best piece of form on offer is undoubtedly Could It Be Love's second behind Alpha Centauri in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and she has posted two solid placed efforts at this level since. However, PRETTY BABY is a filly with less miles on the clock, she looks to be improving all the time and could land this for a trainer that boasts an impressive 20% strike-rate with his runners at York over the last five seasons. The form of her latest success at Nottingham is rock solid, with the second (Classical Times), third and fourth all winning since and she looks capable of defying this further rise in grade. The Richard Fahey-trained pair of Maggies Angel and Marie Of Lyon are others to note.Prediction : 1st Pretty Baby 2nd Could It Be Love 3rd Maggies Angel
William Haggas has won the last two runnings of this contest and he holds leading claims once again with his handicap debutant JAHAAFEL, who got off the mark in style at Chepstow when routing the opposition by six lengths. Delph Crescent is dangerous under a 6lb penalty for his impressive 11-length win at Beverley, while the form of Give It Some Teddy's course win last month looks rock solid and he is another to consider from just a 4lb higher mark. Prediction : 1st Jahaafel 2nd Delph Crescent 3rd Give It Some Teddy
Oberyn Martell has shown very good form in three starts so far, having won his last two, and he continues to take steps forward with each outing. Kodyanna ran a respectable race when down the field in the Queen Mary behind Signora Cabello at Royal Ascot and is of interest on her nursery debut. The vote, however, goes to OONA as she is clearly better than what she showed last time at Windsor with a mark of 74 very fair.Prediction : 1st Oona 2nd Kodyanna 3rd Oberyn Martell
ORVAR bounced back to form with a solid third in a better race at Newcastle last time and is weighted to go well off 1lb lower now eased in grade. His stablemate, Tylery Wonder, boasts winning C&D form and strengthens connections' hand further after finishing a creditable second on his penultimate start here in the 'Jump Jockeys' Nunthorpe', a race which Fendale (first), Harome (third) and Excessable (fourth) all contested.Prediction : 1st Orvar 2nd Tylery Wonder 3rd Fendale
BYRON'S CHOICE's win at Ayr last time can be upgraded given that he had gone up 4lb in a better race and Michael Dods' charge looks open to further progress despite a further 5lb hit. The three-year-old handles varying ground and looks to have a little more scope compared to a few of these. Inviolable Spirit arrives here in good form for Richard Fahey, while Red Cymbal has his second run since a wind operation.Prediction : 1st Byrons Choice 2nd Inviolable Spirit 3rd Red Cymbal