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14:25 York

22 To go in the Heritage Handicap. As always with these large field handicaps you could make a case for a fair few of these. The result will usually be completely different every time.

Not a race to go mad in with no one really sure what the weather will bring tomorrow with a large amount of rain possibly predicted. However, look out for bookies who some are paying 6 places & Sky Bet are paying 7 places on this race.

Current market favourite Dhushan went up 5 pounds for finishing 2nd last time out at Ascot in a class 2 handicap. If he settles a bit better would still have a good chance like a number of these.

A P O'Brien sends over King Of The Castle where he got rid of his maiden tag at the 6th time of asking at Limerick potentially looks like this longer trip will suit. Always dangerous to rule out a Ballydoyle horse but the yard form has not been brilliant this season and hasn't really hit a rich vein of form yet.

Imperial Sun looked like he had a bit more in hand at Wolverhampton last time out on the all-weather but his rivals behind him that day many have re appeared and not shown anything of interest. Would certainly need to step up what he has shown so far.

The two I have gone for one of them if the rain comes is Tashkhan Harry Russell takes a handy 3 pounds of Tashkhan wait has won a class 2 handicap at Haydock when the ground was soft. seems to be on an upward curve this horse but again i repeat would want some significant rain to fall. If the rain falls the price on Tashkhan will certainly drop.

The other horse which will be selection is Summer Knight. Yes, up in Grade and like a lot of these horses have to step up to what they have shown so far this season. But Summer Knight Has won 4 of his last 5 races which his last defeat came against Tashkhan. Who probably would of preferred the soft conditions at Haydock compared to Summer Knight was only 1 and a half lengths behind Tashkhan that day and now slightly better in the weights than his rival could possibly turn his rival over. If the rain doesn't materialise and remains good ground this will suit Summer Knight.

Both these horses are double figure prices at the time of writing and I don't see why they cannot improve and certainly are horses that seem to be going in the right direction. where hopefully I would like to see them involved in the finish. But as always with these large competitive field handicaps they can be hard to predict.



written by Luke Tucker


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