Not a bad first day at York with MADAME CHIANG (8-1) winning and ASTAIRE (5-1) coming second. The ground seems to be drying up but I reckon it will still be sticky and slow. I'm leaving the Dante alone as I think the favourite has it in the bag.
MAN OF PLENTY 1700 YORK (nap) – (unplaced) finished a creditable third at Doncaster on his reappearance and he got no room in the run in and got hampered. On the back of that I really think he'll stretch out and win tomorrow. He is only rated a pound higher now than a decent second at Ascot in October.
JUDGE N JURY 1345 YORK (nb) – (unplaced) this horse has dropped to a very appealing mark and is now a pound lower than his last winning mark here at York. The ground will suit and Mr Dettori on his back who rides so well at York. Positive chance.
GIFTED GIRL 1415 YORK (treble) – (unplaced) she ran a pretty decent race behind at Esoterique at HQ on her first run back. She has some of the best form on offer in the race and the softer surface I think will help.
NAVAJO CHIEF 1445 YORK – (WON – 15-2) has won here three times on good or softer. He won this race last year off three pounds more than his current mark. Keiren Fallon has won on him twice and his riding style of winding a horse up to deliver at the right time is perfect for this horse. Great chance.