Exciting action at York races

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  • I Cried For You aims to impress the punters in the John Smith’s Cup at York

    I Cried For You has had Saturday’s John Smith’s Cup at York as his big objective since finishing third inthe Lincoln Handicap back in March.

    Lincolnshire trainer James Given produced his seven-year-old to win another highly competitive handicap, the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket last backend. He will have freshened him up and have him cherry ripe for York.

    After a long break I Cried For You was re-introduced at Royal Ascot last month to run fifth behind Ulundi. Despite his seven years, he will have come on for what was a highly creditable performance.

    Although long in the tooth, he lacks nothing in enthusiasm and is well drawn in stall eight. Given seems to have found the key to I Cried For You – keeping him interested.

    Man O’ Mystery has finished second in the last two John Smith’s Cups and his trainer Jeremy Noseda has his Newmarket string bang in form just now. In a wide open race he looks the biggest danger to I Cried For You.

    North Yorkshire trainer Dandy Nicholls, recovering from celebrating his famous 1-2 with Continent and Bahamian Pirate in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket on Thursday, saddles three runners for the Miller Beer Handicap. Flak Jacket appears most appealing.

    Tony Culhane,the jockey caught up in controversy after dropping his hands and losing a race at Pontefract earlier in the week, should be back on the winning trail, thanks to Lady Two K in the Fosters Silver Cup.

    Action at Ascot

    At Ascot Frankie Dettori’s mount Blue Velvet, so unlucky at Sandown last weekend, is a must for the opening Doubleprint Handicap.

    And Henry Cecil’s Sea Star in the Michael Page Trophy and Ranville in the Tote Exacta Handicap are certainly worth a try.

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