Richard Fahey: York Friday
Richard Fahey goes through his eight York runners for Friday as he limbers up for a manic Saturday.
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I have eight runners at York on Friday and three of them go in the opening maiden.
Tachophobia ran okay first time up at Beverley though this test might be sharp enough. If he’s improved for that in an ordinary contest you never know, but I would be surprised if Ventura Shadow proved good enough in the same race. She’s genuine, but is a nursery type.
The best one of my three is probably Al Gomry. He goes quite nicely on the gallops at home but it did take a while for the penny to drop. He’s the best of my three at home but as for his chances, it depends on the quality of the race.
In the Neptune Investment Management Handicap it’s tight between my two and both of them step up in trip which I hope will suit them.
Alquimia’s run well over a mile but looks to need the step up in trip. On pedigree she should stay and if she does she has a chance. She’s a genuine filly and has no weight here.
Tiger Twenty Two ran a cracking race the other day over seven furlongs. I was absolutely delighted with that. He’s bred to stay – I trained his mother and she won over 1m6f - but he doesn’t show a lot at home.
In the seven-furlong handicap Personal Touch has a chance. He ran a good race at Doncaster first time up and if he’s good enough he could go close.
Dusky Queen goes in the same race and Ryan Moore gave her a great ride when he won on her. A 6lb rise in the weights makes life tougher but she’s tough, genuine and has a better draw so I’m hoping for another good run.
Finally, High Office goes in the closing Apprentice Handicap.I would love him to win but he doesn’t know how to as he lacks a gear in the finish sometimes. We’ll see what happens.
*Richard’s column featurng comments on all of his 32 Saturday runners will be out at 9am on Friday.