York Races, Friday 10th June 2022, Mid Summer Raceday

Doyle The Prince Of Ganton

Godolphin’s famous blue silks were the ones that passed the post first in Friday’s feature race at York on Friday, the Listed Ganton Stakes, as Valiabt Prince under James Doyle breezed home for a fairly bloodless success.

A dual handicap winner at Meydan in the winter he failed to spark at Ascot back in April but after a short break he seems to be going the right away again and is one that can still improve.

He is now four wins all on left handed tracks and this four year old is still improving and could be capable over a bit further too, he may possible come back here for the G2 York Stakes over 1m2f at the end of July given how he handled the Knavesmire on his first visit here.

Valiant Prince

Gale Force Victory

Friday’s feature handicap was the Racing With Pride Fillies’ Stakes over 6f and this years renewal went a few miles up the A1 to the Darlington yard of Michael Dods as Gale Force Maya appreciated the drop back to handicap company after testing the water in Listed races in the early spring.

She is a tough as teak handicapper who should pick some more races up before season is out.

Gale Force Maya

Johnston Gets The Cheque Book Out

York has two of the most unique races race in the 2yo calendar, in August at the Ebor meeting they have the 7f Convivial Maiden which is the most valuable maiden race in the calendar and this afternoon it was the SKF Rous Selling Stakes worth just over £10k to the winner.

2022s renewal saw Explicit saunter home to follow up his recent Musselburgh win a week ago and end up being bought back in for £44k, stepping up to 6f for the first time he is getting the hang of racing and definitely has more to offer, a step up from selling company is more than likely to be on the cards after this.

One trainer who got out the readies was Gemma Tutty who claimed the third placed Vondelpark for £15k after the race from Karl Burke’s.