War Artist runs in Duke of York

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
WAR ARTIST is aiming for Group 2 glory at York tomorrow in the 6 furlong Duke of York Stakes. He is drawn 1 of the 18 runners which is not ideal but low numbers have a good record in this race and there are plenty of speed horses drawn near him so hopefully he can get a good lead. He has a 5 pound penalty to defy but should definitely be in with a good chance if reproducing his Newmarket run last time out. He may be suited by a stiffer track than York but James Eustace is hoping for a big run.
On Thursday evening there are 2 runners on the home track at Newmarket. FARSIGHTED has been found an ideal race, a 61-75 rated fillies only handicap over a mile. This is a step down in grade from her last run so a big improvement is expected. Her best form has been on softer ground but there is no reason why she shouldn't handle faster conditions.   
SECOND OPINION runs in a 5 furlong handicap also for horse rated 61-75. She ran well last time out and can hopefully go close again this time. Again the ground is a slight concern as she did not like firm ground last year. Hopefully they will have watered the track well.  

 
James Eustace
Park Lodge Stables,
Park Lane,
Newmarket,
Suffolk
CB8 8AX

jameseustace@tiscali.co.uk
Phone - 01638 664277
Mobile - 07 802 243 764
Fax - 01638 664156

 

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