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PRINCE DES SABLES (2.55 York)
Kevin Ryan’s three-year-old has a strong seasonal pattern to her form and bounced back to land a handicap at Haydock last month. She’s since run well in Listed company at Pontefract, taking her record during August and September to 111114 (5-6). She’s worth a small each-way interest in the LNER Supporting CALM Garrowby Stakes (2.55).
ROULSTON SCAR (4.30 York)
Having won over a stiff 6f on soft ground at Pontefract on his penultimate start, it was always going to be difficult for ROULSTON SCAR when dropped to 5f on fast ground at York last time but he ran a fantastic race to finish third of 19. Kevin Ryan has long been a fan of the sire Lope De Vega, training seven of his offspring and scoring with them 19 times from 108 runs (17.6% strike-rate) for a profit of £11.00 to a £1 level stake. In handicaps only, those aged between three and five won 12 of their 65 starts (18.5%) for a profit of £31.25. The smaller field and step back up to 6f will suit when he returns to the Knavesmire for the Coopers Marquees Handicap (4.30).
STONIFIC (5.00 York)
David O’Meara’s six-year-old usually gives his running in Class 4 company, especially in big fields. His record in this grade when faced with ten or more rivals stands at 2116001 (3-7), with the latest ‘duck egg’ excusable as he didn’t take to first-rime cheekpieces. He acquitted himself well at Thirsk yesterday, running fourth in a Class 3 handicap, and looks set to go well in the 1m4f Sha And Carat Apprentice Handicap (5.00) if making a quick return to action.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
Princes Des Sables – 2.55 York (0.5pts each-way, 14-1 generally)
Roulston Scar – 4.30 York (2pts win, 7-2 Ladbrokes, William Hill., Coral)
Stonific – 5.00 York (1pt each-way, 14-1 William Hill, five places)