The Weekends Racing – by The Sportsman Racing

In the preceding race, the Lonsdale Stakes at 3.05, the sturdy Saddler’s Rock is Saturday’s second selection. A decent pace shall suit the four-year old following the snails pace of the Ascot Gold Cup in June where the horse couldn’t show his true worth. The son of Sadler’s Wells bounced back at the beginning of the month when landing the Goodwood Cup and will appreciate the good ground. Last term’s win in the Doncaster Cup was rated the best single performance in Europe by a stayer by the illustrious Timeform and he can prove he is still the Daddy of the long-distance flat horses. Away from York, at Goodwood, Aljamaaheer catches the eye in the 3.20. Expected to win on debut by trainer Roger Varian he duly bolted up. Subsequently working his way into Group company he was unlucky last time out when beaten three-quarters of a length third in the RSA Thoroughbred Stakes. The three-year old was caught in traffic twice and should put up a bold showing in the Group 2 Celebration Mile. Key Stats For Ebor Last Ten Years 1/10 Winning Favourites 8/10 Won at double-figure odds 7/10 Carried 9 stone or less]]>