The Fugue looks the class filly
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2pts win The Fugue in 15.40 York at best morning price.
1pt e.w. Badr Al Badour in 14.30 York at best morning price.
The big race on Thursday at York's Ebor Festival is the Darley Yorkshire Oaks in which recent Nassau Stakes winner The Fugue will be strongly fancied to follow up.
Ground conditions on the Knavesmire should be ideal for this fluent-moving filly who won the Musidora Stakes on the course back in May and then looked an unlucky loser behind Was in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.
She was so impressive at Goodwood - with Was well back in third - that she is difficult to oppose for John Gosden, who has enjoyed a terrific season.
Last year's Arc runner up Sharita could be a threat on her best form but has twice been a short-priced beaten favourite in France this season.
The tough and consistent Shirocco Star, second at Epsom and in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh, is again almost guaranteed to give her running.
But The Fugue looks the best of these and can demonstrate why.
Earlier on Thursday, the Gosden-trained filly Newfangled is likely to be all the rage to win the Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes after her hugely impressive win in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.
She looks an absolutely natural galloper but will be a short price and given that both her wins so far have come on soft ground the likely conditions at York represent a new challenge.
Therefore, in the hope of better value I will take a chance with the James Fanshawe-trained Badr Al Badour who impressed when winning on her debut at Doncaster in June, form that has been working out extremely well.
The third that day Pearl Sea, both of whoms subsequent efforts have been strongly boosted, reopposes, but the Fanshawe filly should beat her once more and rates the value call.