YORK EBOR FESTIVAL – DAY 3 (FRIDAY)

15:00 York

Richard Fahey won this race last season and runs both Space Traveller and Cosmic Law in attempt to emerge victorious again this year. Cosmic Law has come up short in a couple of Group 2 races over the summer so preference of the two would be for the progressive Space Traveller who puts his unbeaten record on the line following two impressive victories at Doncaster and Hamilton respectively. Today sees a big step up in class but on the evidence of the aforementioned wins he looks capable of competing at a higher level so he deserves to take his chance and can make his presence felt.

That said, Andrew Balding has his stable in fine form so preference is for his runner Shine So Bright who put in a respectable performance when fifth in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and was only a length away from Land Force when third in the Richmond Stakes last time out. He is progressing nicely despite not winning since debut and this looks a winnable race so he is taken to come out on top today.

SHINE SO BRIGHT (WIN) – NAP

York Ebor Meeting:

13:55 – Pacify (E/W)

14:25 – Stradivarius (WIN)

15:35 – Battaash (WIN)

16:15 – Sky Defender (WIN)

16:50 – Urban Aspect (E/W)