My 5-1 Lowther filly is our best chance of the week at York on Thursday | The Sun

FRANKIE stole the show again yesterday — now there’s a surprise!

It was a great ride from the great man and we’ll miss him as a sport when he’s gone.

Mostahdaf was too good and The Foxes could never really get into it.
At least we picked up a cool £50,000 for our troubles. He’ll have his day in the sun before too long.

We probably get stronger as the week goes on.

Our biggest chance of the meeting probably lines up in the opener on ladies’ day at York this afternoon.

FLORA OF BERMUDA (1.50) is a filly we have loved from day one and she goes in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes.

She caught our eyes from an early stage, burning up the gallops at home, but it took a couple of runs to really find her stride on the track.

She ran a blinder in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, finishing in front on her side of the track, and she went and built on that with a hugely impressive win at Goodwood last time. The Ascot form has looked tidy all summer, too.

It was great to see her produce a performance of that quality and she is well up to having a crack at a race of this nature.

The step up to six furlongs should suit and she is pretty versatile as regards ground, so we are confident of a big run.

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I know Oisin is too and I’m pretty sure he thinks he is his best chance of a winner this week.

View from the opposition

Ryan Moore rides the well fancied Cherry Blossom against Flora Of Bermuda in the Lowther for Aidan O'Brien.

He told Betfair: "Relief Rally probably goes into the race as the form horse and Flora Of Bermuda was very impressive in a lesser grade at Goodwood, but we have to be hopeful about Cherry Blossom given the manner of her win at the Curragh.

"Sure, it was only a maiden, and probably not the strongest of Curragh maidens in truth, but she could do no more than win as she did and I'd like to think she is well worth her place in the line-up."

We then fire a couple of darts at the valuable nursery, with ARAGON CASTLE (4.45) probably our best chance. He is a lovely horse who was a little unlucky when second on soft ground at Chester, which wasn’t to his liking.

A sounder surface will be right up his street and he is a horse who I think could prove a good bit better than his mark.

He’s going the right way as a horse and is one we think has a pretty nice future.

We also saddle GUSHING GOLD who is a grand horse and he ran well to finish third at Kempton last time. He wouldn’t be without a squeak if he can take another step forward under Will Buick.

Over at Chepstow, LAHAB (2.50) has to have a sterling chance. Hollie Doyle goes there to ride him and we hope we have found him a nice spot. He should prove a nice type in time.


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