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Three trainers you want on your side at the Knavesmire…

The flat season effortlessly rolls from the tights curves of the Roodee to the flat sweeping turns of the Knavesmire, with York’s Dante meeting taking center-stage over the next few days.

​​​​​​​I’ve a busy week ahead on the full NTF service, with the following races penciled in for analysis…

Wednesday (York)

2.20 – Jorvik Handicap (Full coverage)

2.55 – Infinity Tyres Handicap (Full coverage)

Analysis currently available in the NTF Members Area

Thursday (York)

2.20 – Jack Berry House Handicap (Light Trends)

3.30 – Dante Stakes (Full coverage)

4.05 – Hambleton Handicap (Full coverage)

Friday (York)

3.30 – Yorkshire Cup (Full coverage)

4.05 – Equinity Technology Handicap (Full coverage)

Saturday (Newbury)

3.40 – Lockinge Stakes (Full coverage)

The BDH Squad is also starting to take shape for the 2018 season, with two horses added from the early skirmishes and one more to be added shortly from those that found themselves on the ‘wrong’ side in the Victoria Cup last Saturday.

All three horses I’d be confident of picking up profits from in the coming weeks/months.

Things are really starting to pick up now and with the jumps put to bed for the summer months I’m full steam ahead for the flat game…

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Heading back to the York action, however, and I’ve a trio of trainers who it should pay to keep a close eye on over the three days

David O’Meara…

O’Meara generally sends a hefty battalion to the Knavesmire (only Fahey has send more than O’Meara’s 60 runners in recent seasons) and amazing all of his recent winners can be found by using the following mini-angle…

David O’Meara | York’s Dante meeting | 5f – 7f races | 3yo’s – 6yo’s | GB or IRE bred runners

Which, since 2013, has returned the following figures…

8/17 | 47% S/R | +£79.25 LSP – W&P 9/17 | 53% S/R

The O’Meara runners have been a little quiet in recent weeks but if there is anywhere they are likely to burst into life it will be in these sprint races on Dante week.

There are two qualifiers on the angle today…


John Gosden…

Big Johnny G is a fairly regular visitor to the Knavesmire for Dante week and he has a particularly eye-catching record with his runners under the following conditions…

John Gosden | York’s Dante meeting | 3yo’s | 7f – 1m2.5f races | Horses with 1-4 (UK) career starts

Which, since 2013, has returned the following figures…

7/13 | 54% S/R | +17.04 BFLSP – W&P 9/13 | 69% S/R

He looks to be sending a decent team up to York for this years festival and you’d be disappointed should he not return with a few more winners tucked under his arm, especially with the form his team currently find themselves in (9 from 39 last 14 days – 6 from 21 last 7 days).

There is one qualifier on the angle today…


Sir Micheal Stoute…

Stoute is another that likes to target this meeting and his raiding party general return with plenty of booty, especially under the following conditions…

Micheal Stoute | York’s Dante meeting | Top 3 finish last time out | S/P of 7/2 or less

Which, since 2013, has returned the following figures…

8/12 | 67% S/R | +£13.56 LSP – W&P 8/13 | 67% S/R

He’s being a bit more selective with his runners this week but hopefully there will be a qualifier or two later in the week.

There are no qualifiers on the angle today…

Best of luck if you are getting involved in the York action this week (which I’m sure many of you are!!) and if you want to see what the NTF race analysis is highlighting then sign-up details (and race examples) are available on the following page…

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Happy Punting

Ben (NTF)

*Stats sourced from Proform Professional

**York picture taken by Micheal Harris

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