Just a brief update!
Some Going Updates
4.5 mms rain overnight @yorkracecourse Now dry, humid. Going Good, Gd to Firm in plcs Lingering showers this morning, then dry thro meeting Anthea Morshead Clerk of the Course 6.15am
Update @yorkracecourse Good (Good to Firm in pls) Overall 7.8, straight: far 7.8, cent 7.9, stand 7.7 Weds 08:00
York latest: Weather update There was 4.7mm of rain from 1 p.m. yesterday until 8 a.m. this morning, and it’s still drizzling, but it’s set to clear and there has reportedly been no material change to the going. GoingStick readings suggest it is marginally quicker up the middle of the straight, and that the far side is a shade quicker than the stands’ side. By David Carr, live from York 9.30am
Still drizzling @yorkracecourse Now 5.3mms since 1pm Tues Due to clear late morning Going Good, Gd to Frm in plcs. Will update b4 racing Anthea L Morshead @AntheaLMorshead 9.50am
Going is now soft heavy in places @NewburyRacing after 34.5mm of rain in last 24 hours! Richard Hoiles @RichardHoiles 8.30am Wednesday
Additional news on Wednesday Selections
2.10 York Lord Ben Stack Non Runner Pulled muscle.
2:40 York Ryan Moore on Tatlisu “This 6f on good ground are his conditions…” Betfair Blog
4:20 York – Chief Whip Ran a very encouraging third on his comeback at Sandown in what was probably a pretty good handicap. He races off the same mark here and the step back to 7f in this big field shouldn’t be a problem. Hopefully, being drawn 18 of 19 isn’t either – though I suspect it wll be – and he is clearly open to plenty of improvement. But so are most of the field in this race are, to be fair. Ryan Moore Betfair BlogA further two possible runners are also set to carry the famous blue silks of Godolphin after the organisation confirmed the purchases of both Dutch Connection and Home Of The Brave.
Analyst’s Verdict: “The Sandown maiden won by Chief Whip last year worked out very well, and the positives certainly outweighed the negatives when he was third on last month’s reappearance at that venue, so he is taken to confirm himself well treated. Typically for a 3-y-o handicap, any number are open to progress, with Castle Harbour and Constantino topping the list.” Timeform Free Shortlist May 11th