York’s Dante meeting kicks off this afternoon but, with the feature Tattersalls Musidora Stakes looking below par and the handicaps looking devilishly difficult to assess, I’m heading elsewhere for the day’s selections.
There is also Group race action over in Ireland tonight at Naas, where Mesariya (7:00) is worthy of support in the Blue Wind Stakes, a race that her trainer John Oxx has won four times in the past decade.
The Sinndar filly, who is a general 20/1 shot for the Epsom Oaks, looked one to follow when beating subsequent Listed winner Siren’s Song on debut at Leopardstown in March.
Cheshire Oaks winner Wonder Of Wonders was unplaced that day, having been hampered, so the form looks pretty solid indeed and she can defy her inexperience to maintain her unbeaten record.
At Kempton Keys (7:50) is a really interesting recruit to the Flat and is fancied to land the 1m4f maiden on his debut under this code.
A three-time bumper winner, the son of Doyen was forced to miss the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham through an infection and is the type to develop in to a smart performer on the level being a half-brother to the useful Clowance.
The four-year-old is likely to be pretty short, but he has to concede weight all around, so it is hoped that this makes the layers want to take him on.