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Ebor Festival Day 2: Exciting battle in Yorkshire Oaks

It’s day two of the Ebor Festival at York and it’s all about Enable as John Gosden’s filly goes for more glory in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

We’ve also got the Group Two Lowther Stakes just before it which looks like a cracking-looking race.

There’s plenty of action across a busy day, though, with six races in total on the card in total. The Coral News Team will try to pick out the best value along the way.

Bet of the Day

The temptation to put Enable down here is overriding, but it does look very short.

Instead, look to the 2.25 race and Madeline for a spot of value. The Roger Varian-trained filly will go up against Actress and Happy Like A Fool in a tough-looking renewal.

However, the Varian yard is in serious form at the minute, with six winners in the last 14 runs over last weekend and with a Listed win at Newbury behind Madeline, that’s why she’s the Bet of the Day

Can in-form Varian stable upset Enable?

Enable is an absolutely sensational horse and more-than-likely a justified hot favourite for the Yorkshire Oaks, but, is there another angle to consider?

Considering the form Roger Varian is in, it’s possible that Nezwaah could give John Gosden’s filly a serious run for her money.

With her trainer having won a Group One in France in Sunday, and Nezwaah a Group One winner herself, the odds look a little long.

Hannon’s horse to shine in big field

Much like his footballer namesake, De Bruyne Horse is as solid as they come and he’s the Coral News fancy for the opener.

The two-year-old has two wins from five outings on the flat and trainer, Richard Hannon, has waxed lyrical about his potential.

Ryan Moore has also spoken in glowing terms previously and rides the bay colt in this one – another good reason to get involved.

York Tips

1:55 – De Bruyne Horse

2:25 – Madeline

3:00 – Flaming Spear

3:35 – Nezwaah

4:10 – Euro Nightmare

4:50 – Cristal Fizz

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing