Johnston’s colt made a big impression when winning at Glorious Goodwood on his debut and connections are hoping he will take this step up in grade in his stride
CONNECTIONS of Dee Ex Bee are hoping he lives up to his big reputation in Wednesday’s Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York.
Mark Johnston’s colt made a big impression when winning at Goodwood on his debut and faces ten rivals on the Knavesmire.
Charlie Johnston, son and assistant to his father, said: “We’ve seen the final declarations and it looks a race full of horses like him – maiden and novice winners who are stepping up in grade.
“This was the plan for him straight away after his impressive win at Goodwood.
? Templegate’s TV Tips ?
1.55 York – Edward Lewis: ‘Good stall and should be there of thereabouts after a fair season’ (add to your betslip)
2.25 York – Lansky: ‘Impressed on debut and looks up to this level’ (add to your betslip)
3.00 York – Cracksman: ‘Had a nice break since his last run and should improve again’ (add to your betslip)
3.35 York – Ulysses: ‘Far from disgraced behind Enable last time, classy colt’ (add to your betslip)
“He is a colt we have always thought a bit of and we wanted to save him for Glorious Goodwood.
“We have been happy with him since that win and hopefully he’s good enough.”
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Aidan O’Brien is represented by Fleet Review, winner of his last two races at the Curragh.
The Ballydoyle handler said: “We always thought that he might get further than six furlongs. He is a forward-going horse.
“We think it’s a good time and a good track to just start going a little bit further and have another look at him.”
Lansky, Wells Farhh Go and James Garfield are others with claims in an open race.