York Ebor Festival Day 2 Tips: Check out our three selections for Thursday

York Ebor Festival Day 2 Tips: We have three bets for Thursday's racing.
York Ebor Festival Day 2 Tips: We have three bets for Thursday's racing.

Seven races will light up day two of York's Ebor Festival, with the Yorkshire Oaks the highlight of the day at 15:35, and you can check out our best bets for Thursday's action here...

13:50 York - Sky Bet Lowther Stakes

Unbeaten filly Sandrine will attempt to extend her record to four wins from four when she runs in the Lowther Stakes at York at 13:50 on Thursday. A sparkling winner of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, Andrew Balding's starlet then went on to claim victory in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes. She will now head into the Lowther Stakes as a warm order for this Group 2 event, and she will be very tough to beat, if she can continue to blossom on the track.

One contender that could be a notable rival to Sandrine is the Stuart Williams-trained DESERT DREAMER, who was a decent second to Sandrine in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes, and she could get a lot closer to that rival on Thursday. Staying on in the closing stages of that race at Flat HQ, Desert Dreamer was just unable to reel in the leader, who had scooted clear heading into the final furlong. Williams fancies that his filly could be a lot better than that result, and has wanted his charge to get into a real battle in a race, as at Newmarket she found herself a long way away from Sandrine, and he feels that she's a tough cookie, who could relish eyeballing her rival in a finish.

She was a disappointment in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, but that is one of the only blots on her copybook, and having finished second at Newmarket on her last two starts, she has shown she can play a notable role in Group company, and at the odds she could be worth taking a chance on against the clear market leader.

13:50 York - Sky Bet Lowther Stakes
Desert Dreamer silk

Desert Dreamer


15:00 York - Clipper Logistics Handicap

Arguably the toughest race on the card for punters is the Clipper Logistics Handicap at 15:00, but if Mark Johnston's Maydanny can reproduce his stunning performance from Glorious Goodwood then it's hard to look away from the classy five-year-old, who will have the burden of top weight to carry here.

With a penalty to carry, MAYDANNY will have to improve for that win in the Golden Mile, which saw him scoot clear of his rivals in a hugely competitive event, but he shaped like he could be a potential Group horse that day and he's worth keeping on the right side of. One worry is the fact he won at Glorious Goodwood last season, but then went on to flop at the Ebor Festival at York, but the ground at York that day was softer than ideal, so providing the rain stays away then he is all set to run a mighty race.

Rightly sitting towards the head of the betting, Maydanny will have some notable rivals with the likes of La Trinidad, Magical Morning and Astro King all likely to be thereabouts in this 7f 192y contest, but if the Goodwood Maydanny turns up at York on Thursday then the Knavesmire will witness another fabulous weight-carry display, and the five-year-old can hand the Johnston team a notable handicap success.

15:00 York - Clipper Logistics Handicap
Maydanny silk



16:45 York - British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes

The penultimate race on day two of the Ebor Festival is the fascinating Listed Galtres Stakes at 16:45 and Dermot Weld will send over an eye-catching contender in the shape of Amma Grace, who was a Listed winner at the back end of last season and warmed up for this contest with a decent fourth placed finish in a Group 3 race at Cork.

Pennymoor, Cabaletta and Dubai Fountain are another trio prominent in the betting, but the one that catches the eye is the Sir Michael Stoute-trained PORTFOLIO, who is aiming to hand Her Majesty The Queen an Ebor Festival victory on Thursday. One of seven three-year-olds in the line-up, Portfolio bagged a brace of excellent handicap victories at Leicester and Newmarket earlier in the season, but the Deep Impact filly was unable to land the hat-trick when third at Newmarket in Listed company.

Entitled to have another crack at that level at York, Porfolio ran a mighty race in behind Save A Forest and Sayyida in that Newmarket contest, and that trio had pulled well clear of the rest. She hung badly in the final furlong when unleashing a fine turn of speed to get to within a length of the winner that day, so if Ryan Moore can keep her in a straight line for this contest then she looks to stand a superb chance of making it three wins from her last four outings, and she looks an excellent value play.

16:45 York - British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes
Portfolio silk


Today's Horse Racing Naps
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £20 + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £30 in FREE Bets (FB) as £20 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets
#AD New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable, and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+BeGambleAware.org. T&Cs apply.
Double the odds, any sport, any bet, any odds!
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org Only valid for new registrations to Grosvenor Existing members do not qualify, Bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token, Offer applies to Sport bets only. Max stake is £10. Each way bets are a maximum of £5 each way (£10 total). Customers have 60 days after registration to use the Odds Boost token. T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get it Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code SPTS365 can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code R30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £20 & Get it Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply.  
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Place a £10 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 2 x £10 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Winning Favourites spread bets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
£35 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
50% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; See full terms.
Latest racing results
2ndTa Na La
3rdKampala Beach
1stDark Street
2ndMr Mills
3rdLily Of The Glen
2ndSeattle Creek
3rdCursory Exam
View All Today's Results