Friday Yankee: It’s Chico time…

The Daily Yankee

NAP OF THE DAY:  Juanito Chico, (1530 York), 1pt win, 7/1 generally available 

Willie Jarvis’s 4yo looked good last year when meeting quick ground at 7f.  He has dabbled at a mile where he seems to fade late on, and has struggled in soft ground of late.  Finally reunited with a fast 7f he can come good at a track which should suit.

Across Dubai, (1420 York), 7/2:  he win his first three races before progress halted last season with an understandable defeat at Group 3, and then an average effort in a decent Sandown handicap.  Likely to progress more now at 4yo under the guidance of trainer Haggas, and this course should be perfect.

Dagueneau, (1725 Sandown), 10/3:  still looked green when swerving around before winning last time.  Has only a 4lb rise for that, but looks a potentially progressive stayer, with loads more to add as the penny drops. A line through Quantamental puts him on a par with the favourite here, but Dagueneau has great scope to progress under William Buick.

George, (2015 Goodwood), 8/1:   the market leaders here have shown their best coming from off a strong pace.  There’s no guarantee of that here and this could go to a pace stalker.  George has decent form and went well to this distance in a good Epsom race last time.  Likely to be ridden close to the pace stepped back to this mile and may have the tactical edge.

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