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Sunday 18 August 2019

Van can drive to good finish

Enable fancied by most but O'Brien's Derby winner should be in top three

Anthony Van Dyck doesn’t have that much to find in the ratings on Enable
Anthony Van Dyck doesn’t have that much to find in the ratings on Enable

In the QEII at Ascot this afternoon, Enable is fancied by most to keep the winning run going and was impressive on her belated seasonal reappearance.

She is a very prohibitive price, however, at 4/7 and ANTHONY VAN DYCK (3.40 Ascot) is much more appealing each-way value at 8/1.

The Derby winner had a bit of a blip when giving way to stablemate Sovereign in the Irish equivalent last time, and it is very interesting that Aidan O'Brien fits him with first-time cheekpieces this afternoon.

If they bring out improvement in the son of Galileo, then he doesn't have much to find at all on ratings to beat Enable. It would be as a major surprise if he finished outside the front three.

In the opener, SUMMER ROMANCE (1.50 Ascot) was a touch of odds against at the time of writing and this Kingsman filly looks a cut above her rivals in the Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes.

Charlie Appleby's juvenile hacked up by six lengths at Newmarket and, even though she takes a step up in class here, she should take it in her stride en route to better things.

BANGKOK (3.15 York) bounced back to something like his better form last time after a disappointing Derby run and he could surprise Regal Reality in the SkyBet York Stakes.

The favourite wasn't too far behind Enable in the Coral Eclipse but gives plenty of weight to Bangkok and the three-year-old gets the nod.

Finally, in the SkyBet Dash, DAKOTA GOLD (2.40 York) is worth an each-way spin at around the 20/1 mark.

The five-year-old returned to action four weeks ago after eight months off with a good effort at Newcastle and can build on that today.

Ian’s tips

Ascot

3.40 anthony van dyck (e/w)

1.50 Summer romance

York

3.15 bangkok

2.40 dakota gold

 

525 - Sliabh Liag (5th 10.0L 28.35 SPK), Cuil Viking (2nd 0.5L 29.27 SPK), Ravenswood Jimmy (6th 10.0L/sh 28.38 SPK), Gentleman Jack (5th 9.0L/sh 28.38 SPK), Duke Of Harold (4th 5.0L 28.46 SPK), Canal View Tyson (4th 11.0L 28.62 SPK).

525 - Highview Ivy (2nd 3.5L 28.48 SPK), Music Master (1st 2L 29.09 KKY), Dryland Solo (1st sh 28.78 SPK), Oakview Brae (5th 13.0L 28.81 SPK), Double Busy (1st 2L 30.1 LMK), Not My Fault (2nd 2.5L 28.5 CRK).

525 - Ballycowen John (6th 10.0L/nk 29.44 SPK), Thats Your Dart (4th 3.5L/sh 28.48 SPK), Great Eastern (5th 9.5L 29.47 SPK), Tullymurry Icon (4th 7.0L 28.46 SPK), Droopys Legend (5th 5.5L/nk 28.3 SPK), Court Of Justice (3rd 5.5L 28.62 SPK).

575 - Cuil Legend (3rd 8.0L 29.32 SPK), Ballydoyle Valor (1st 2.5L 18.53 SPK), Our Surprise (1st 3L 18.83 DLK), Pudgie Budgie (1st 0.5L 31.11 SPK), Vaguely Noble (3rd 1L/nk 32.3 DLK), Enable (2nd 2.5L 28.64 SPK).

525 - Hello Sparky (3rd 9.0L 28.28 SPK), Ballydorgan Shaq (4th 5.5L 28.35 SPK), Coolavanny About (2nd hd 28.83 SPK), Fast Fit Act (2nd 2.5L 28.35 SPK), Ravenswood Hugo (1st 2.5L 28.35 SPK), Riverside Larry (3rd 3.0L 28.35 SPK).

525 - Jirano Max (1st hd 28.83 SPK), Urban Dawn (4th 0.5L/hd/hd 28.83 SPK), Burgess Paddy (2nd 1.5L 28.28 SPK), Hello Graciebabe (4th 10.5L 28.28 SPK), Laughil Josh (1st 1.5L 28.28 SPK), Coolbeg Neil (3rd 0.5L/hd 28.83 SPK).

525 - Glanmire Dylan (1st 1.5L 28.43 SPK), Running Senor (6th 8L/hd/sh 29.02 THR), Doona Buck (4th 8L 29.31 THR), Cornerhouse Lady (6th 11.5L 28.11 SPK), Barefoot Painter (4th 12.75L 21.95 DLK), Highview Micro (6th 9.5L/sh 28.24 SPK).

550 - Milestone Gem (1st NA 16.55 KKY), Boreenmanna Hero (4th 9.0L 28.38 SPK), Jet Stream Venus (6th 3.5L/hd/hd 28.83 SPK), Creevy Flash (6th 14.5L/nk/sh 41.37 SPK), Imaal Lord (1st 1.5L 28.67 NWB), Highview Country (5th 6.5L 28.46 SPK).

525 - In The Genes (2nd 2L 28.33 SPK), Bakery Lane (2nd 1.5L 28.43 SPK), Jumeirah Buddy (3rd 7.0L 28.11 SPK), Grangeview Ten (5th 19.0L 28.33 SPK), Droopys Alice (1st NA 17.5 CRK), Crossfield Will (4th 11.5L 28.33 SPK).

550 - Jaytee Sienna (2nd 7L 29.12 SPK), Run Happy (1st 3L 29.53 SPK), Droopys Neymar (2nd 5L 29.61 SPK), Wolfe (1st 5L 29.61 SPK), Ballymac Arminta (1st 7L 29.12 SPK), Totos Park (2nd 3L 29.53 SPK).

550 - Fahrenheit Lor (5th 3.5L/sh/nk 28.48 SPK), Swift Shamrock (6th 8.0L 28.22 SPK), Mystic Jet (1st NA 29.89 SPK), Knight Rocker (2nd 2L 28.22 SPK), Boylesports King (1st NA 29.57 SPK), Seldom Wrong (5th 6.5L/nk 29.44 SPK).

525 - Could Be King (1st 2L 28.35 SPK), Sure Look Listen (5th 8.0L 28.46 SPK), Broadstrand Bono (3rd 2L/sh 28.44 SPK), Jaytee Storm (5th 7.5L/sh/nk 28.3 SPK), Ballymac Berry (4th 2.25L/nk 28.43 SPK), Myla The Bullet (1st 3L 28.46 SPK).

550 - Pennys Ponyo (1st 5L 30.79 SPK), Jumeirah Sprite (5th 20.0L 29.12 SPK), Beaming Paradise (3rd 8L 17.53 CRK), Gurteen Feather (5th 11.75L 29.42 DLK), Lenson Bocko (1st 4.5L 28.11 SPK), Jaytee Tornado (5th 9.25L 29.61 SPK).

Floating res: Ballyhall Kara, Glory King, Creevy Whisper, Highview Novel, Tinas Conall, Highview Willow, Sliabh Liag, Deadly Marmalade, Faughan Rebel, Droopys Meteor, Queen Adele, Lady Wonder, Barnacuiga Bart, Urban Hoff, Lemon Shane, Clonbrien Swift, Fainne Chiarrai, Badminton Jet, Macaroon Cruz, Hot Diggity Dog, Te Amo, Hour Glass Kodi, Howth Head.

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