In the Weekend Fillies’ Stakes (3.30) at York on Friday, Nemoralia was the comfortable winner of a nursery handicap, over 6½ furlongs, at Doncaster off a handicap mark of 87 when last seen in this country, but took her form to new heights in the United States last autumn. Her third of 14, beaten 1 length, in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland last October is far and away the best single piece of form on offer and she can make a winning reappearance.
In the Yorkshire Cup (4.05) at York, Clever Cookie and Flying Officer were separated by just a neck in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot last month and, with the benefit of that run, and on 5lb better terms, the latter can reverse the form. John Gosden’s 6-year-old is equally effective at today’s shorter distance and, arguably, better suited by the prevailing good going than his old rival, so is quite a confident selection.
Selections: York 3.30 Nemoralia, York 4.05 Flying Officer, 1-point Win Double