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Hope Is High 2/1 BET365

Did us a favour at Yarmouth the other day and see no reason why to abandon her now. She won with any amount in hand and now goes back up in trip here. Silvestre Se Sousa rides again and should make amends for a narrow defeat over C/D earlier this season.

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York 4:15 Euchen Glen @ 9/1 PP e/w thanks

Euchen Glen.....from Jim Goldie yard the 4yo is a winner of five races from 1m 2f to 2m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. He has won three times this season with last win coming with his latest win coming 11 days ago at Ascot over 2m (good to soft) beating Byron Flyer by a neck ,

With rain expect overnight even though the (racing post has it good to firm) this can only be a good thing for Euchen Glen going for only his 2nd run over this distance and expect the same conditions as last race , He's still running in class 2 and is bottom weight but up 2lbs from last win although he carried 9st 6lbs at Ascot he only carries 8st 10lbs today with change of Jockey to Paul Mulrennan who's won twice on him from four runs on horse .

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3.35 York: Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, 1m 2f

Cracking renewal and five of the seven starters have strong credentials to land the big pot. Eclipse winner and King George runner-up Ulysses sets the standard in my mind. Drop in trip will suit after being outstayed at Ascot by star filly Enable. 

He travelles strongly through his races and no more so at Sandown when wearing Barney Roy down. Slight concern is the rain coming. He obviously has fine form with cut in the ground in the book, however to my eye is clearly at his best when the ground is fast.

Whether Barney Roy truly wants 10 furlongs remains to be seen. Any rain will hinder his chances I believe and while he is certainly a top class colt I don't think he should be the favourite.

2000 Guineas winner Churchill returns after being taken out at Goodwood and a lackluster performance at Royal Ascot. He is by Galileo so the step up to 10f may not be as big an issue as some commentators make it out to be. He also has form on slow ground in case the rain would have a big impact.

However how much more can he improve for the new trip? He's already had 9 career starts and his target was clearly the Guineas.

Aiden O'Brien's "second" string, Derby runner-up Cliffs Of Moher appears to be a more interesting contender. He probably was a bit unlucky in the Eclipse when he finished fourth, as he was badly hampered in the middle of the race and lost all momentum. 

He's still only had five runs and can still improve. 10f on any sort of ground will suit and interestingly he is the only one who already matched a 112 top speed rating that otherwise only Ulysses has been able to achieve. 

The filly Shutter Speed beat Enable earlier the year and that sort of performance gives her a chance. Nonetheless she has a bit to find with the boys I feel. It's a tough task for her, though interesting to see a tongue tie applied for the first time. 

You can't fully discount Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Decorative Knight. He was well held in the Eclipse Stakes after clipping heels midterm. Could run well for a big price.

Cliffs Of Moher @ 11/2 Paddy Power 

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