Van Percy could hit the target

  • By: Gallops Reporter
  • Last Updated: August 21 2014, 15:47 BST

Andrew Balding worked a bunch of horses that are poised for action at the remainder of the Ebor festival at York.

Van Percy (left) wins the Summer Stakes at Goodwood
Van Percy (left) wins the Summer Stakes at Goodwood

The Kingsclere trainer has two contenders for the City Of York Stakes with HIGHLAND COLORI and ABSOLUTELY SO.

Both are versatile trip-wise and have chanced their arm at sprinting at various stages of the season.

Highland Colori found six furlongs on the sharp side and he should relish the City Of York trip after doing an eyecatching piece of work on grass.

Absolutely So did everything right in the Bunbury Cup on the July course, only to be mugged in the closing stages.

He appears to have every asset required for another big run and confirmed that as he pulled clear of his lead horse.

Ebor runner VAN PERCY landed a valuable handicap at Goodwood from which he's progressed.

He isn't completely straightforward and needs to be produced late as he dosses in front, but he has the chance of staying glory on the Knavesmire.

COMMUNICATOR deserves to pick up a decent prize and he could hardly be in better form.

After hitting the crossbar a couple of times, he moment will surely come soon.

DEBDEBDEB could head to Newmarket and was another to stride out purposefully while unraced juvenile BRANDON CASTLE has shown promise ahead of his intended debut at Goodwood.