Heyhoe's-Daily-View-v2Orion’s Bow may be getting a bit long in the tooth these days at the age of seven but he figures on a good handicap mark, and looks poised to take advantage in the 2.55 at York on Wednesday.

On the best of his form (including a close second to Dancing Star in the 2016 Stewards’ Cup), the chestnut son of Pivotal is a very well-handicapped horse and the way he finished with a flourish into third on his promising return at Pontefract the other day suggests he could be ready to do the business on the Knavesmire for Tim Easterby.

The latter likes nothing more than a winner at York, and it seems likely that this valuable sprint handicap has been firmly fixed in the sights of Orion’s Bow for some time now. Of the rest, Foolaad, Orion’s Bow’s Pontefract conqueror, should go close again while the Richard Fahey-trained George Bowen is another to consider in a close-knit sprint contest.


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