“Lee Westward, Mick Easterby and Chubby Chandler are out to bring the house down at York this afternoon by winning the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes.. So will you be ON THE HOOF?
“Best previews and tipping for day three of York’s Ebor festival - and sizzling PRICEWISE takes on the big-race favourite with an 8-1 shot, plus other fancies at 11-1 and 14-1.”
TODAY’S BIG TALKING POINT DAVID CARR on a trainer out to keep the Nunthorpe at home.
“AGE NO BARRIER WHEN IT COMES TO SPEED
“You don’t have to be young to win a test of speed –age is no barrier to going fast on foot, wheel or hoof. Linford Christie was 32 when he won the 100m Olympic gold medal in 1992.
“Today, Mick Easterby, who turned 80 in the spring and has been in the business for more than half a century, is favourite to land the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes - Britain’s top 5f event and in a race in which few of his rival trainers were even born when he first took out a license.
“Only a couple were old enough to be training when he last won it, with the remarkable LOCHNAGER, who was bought for just £600gns but was crowned champion sprinter after victory here in 1976.
“Though the eyes may be a little older nowadays, they can still spot a bargain, as they did three autumns ago when picking out HOOF IT as a yearling at Doncaster for just £14,000 – a drop in the ocean for part–owner Lee Westwood, who earned $225,000 for finishing joint eighth in the USPGA Championship in Georgia last weekend.
“It cost another £20,000 to add him to this afternoon’s field, but that still leaves the team well ahead of the game after winning eight races and over £160,000 in prize – money in the past three seasons.
WHAT A WEEKND IN THE RACING POST
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“TONY MORRIS tells the fascinating story of KARABAS in the latest in his GIANTS OF THE TURF Series..”
Don’t miss RICHARD HUGHES column in the RP ON SATURDAY’S, his key focus out and about where the action is at the dangerous sharp end of horseracing - it’s the No 1 read in racing.”
RYAN MOORE exclusive “THE injured star of the saddle talks frankly with PETER THOMAS in a fascinating RPSUNDAY interview.”
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