Oli Bell's best bets for day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York on Wednesday with Fashion Queen a strong fancy.
1355 Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap
1425 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes
1500 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes
1535 Juddmonte International Stakes
I'm very sweet on the chances of Fashion Queen in the opener at York on Wednesday. She won a Listed race at the track last season and was back to form when second at Deauville last time. This is her first start in a handicap and I think she'll run a huge race from a mark of 98.
Poet's Word can justify favouritism in the Juddmonte International. He brings rock-solid Group One form to the table following wins in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes and King George at Ascot. He sets the benchmark for all he's in against a star-studded field including the likes of Coral-Eclipse first and second Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior.
The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur is often a significant pointer for the William Hill St Leger and I take Wells Farhh Go to underline his Classic claims. He was back to his best when winning the Bahrain Trophy last time and there's more to come from him.
Finally, I like Watan in the Acomb Stakes. He looked such an exciting prospect when winning on debut at Goodwood and I can't wait to see him in action again.