Richard fahey column: Guide to weekend runners

Check out our columnist's guides to his runners at the Sky Bet Sunday Series fixture at York.

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15:30 White Willow

She’s a progressive filly who is still learning her trade and she’s up four pounds for her win at Thirsk last time. She’s still a little raw and this is competitive but you’d imagine a mile-and-a-half around here would suit an she can go well in an open race.

16:00 Minnesota Lad

Only four runners in this but they all bring good form to the table. I thought my fellow ran well at Beverley on debut and had he been drawn lower he might have won. The problem here is Walbank who was second in what looked a very strong race at Ascot on debut. If we can get anywhere near him I’d be delighted.

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16:35 Buckshaw Village

He’s starting to become disappointing but did run better when fourth at Chester last time. He’s a horse that works well and one day things will drop right for him. It would be nice if it was Sunday.

17:05 Internationaldream

We’re stepping him up to a mile as he’s lost his way a little but did run OK over seven here last time. It’s hard to dominate races from the front at that trip and if he stays on Sunday he has a chance as he’s well handicapped on one or two pieces of form.


17:35 Show Me Show Me

He did well last season and as a result is as high in the handicap as he needs to be. I’d be pleasantly surprised if he won a York handicap first-time-out off 85.

17:35 Vintage Clarets

He’s a horse who has always worked extremely well. We dropped him back to five at Chester last time and go back up to six here. The handicapper is starting to relent, he’s down three to 90, and on what we see at home should be competitive off that.

18:40 International Girl

Progressed well last year and won at Hamilton in September. She’s very fit and very well but the there are a couple of progressive three-year-olds in here which might make it difficult.

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