The Group 2 Dante Stakes is the highlight of the second day at York and the festival as a whole. The race, open only to three-year-olds, is set to boost this summer’s best sprinter into public eye. Run over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs it was won last year by The Great Gatsby.
Who will take the Bragging rights?
The Middleton Stakes is up second on the card at York. Open only to fillies and mares aged four and above, it is a race that has never been won twice by the same horse.
Sir Michael Stoute is yet to train a winning horse at the Dante Festival and he will be hoping that this trend will be reversed by Bragging.
Yet to finish outside of the top three in all of her races so far, the four-year-old recorded an impressive win on her last outing at Newmarket.
Ridden by Ryan Moore, Bragging is priced at 2.00.
Moore Looks for Hat-Trick in the Dante Stakes
Ryan Moore heads into the 3.15 Dante Stakes contest with an impressive week of racing under his belt, having collected two wins since Monday.
Moore will hope to continue his winning streak and rides A P O’Brien-trained horse, John F Kennedy.
Having featured strongly in Ireland, where he won his first two runs in convincing fashion, the three-year-old will be hoping for a strong display in his first outing on UK soil.
Priced at 3.25, John F Kennedy is our best bet.
Bet of the Day
York 17:20 Steve Rogers
The Investec Private Bank Stakes has featured twice at the Dante Festival and two 17.00 chances have seen off all challengers.
Roger Varian trained Steve Rogers will be nowhere near these odds, but looks worthy of the vote to gain his fourth victory in a row.
Ridden by Frederik Tylicki, Steve Rogers is worth the punt priced 5.50.