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Strensall Stakes preview

Opening the card on the final day of the Ebor meeting is the Strensall Stakes. Taking the reins again is David from AllWeatheranalysis, @AWAnalysis.

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Betfred Mobile Strensall Stakes
Group 3, 1m1f, £85k
1355 local, 2255 AEST

A race that in which it generally pays to concentrate on the younger horses with three, four and five year olds accounting for 17 of the last 19 winners. Fancied runners also look the ones to concentrate on with 17 of the last 19 winners coming from the top three in the market 6 were favourite and 7 were second favourite. There is a split in the trends for the days since last run with 22% of winners returning from an eight to 15 day break and 27% returning from 61 to 90 days absence.

This looks like it could be a tactical race with no obvious early speed runners so those that like to come from off the speed could be slightly inconvenienced.

Mondialiste who won this in 2015 sets the standard and looks to be edging his way back to form following a similar routine of four or five prep races then a decent Autumn campaign. He is versatile regarding the ground and looks one that will be suited by a tactical race and may even be sent forward, proving difficult to beat.

Mustashry represents the bang in form combination of J Crowley and Sir M Stoute. The four-year old won lto out on only his second start of the season when beating some well weighted three-year olds but that was in a Chelmsford 0-105 Handicap and needs to improve.

Forest Ranger looks a lively outsider the three-year old colt is closely matched with Make Time on the last run at Goodwood over 8 furlongs. He looks more likely to be suited on pedigree by the step up in trip as his sire was a Group 1 winner over 8 and 10½ furlongs also over this trip in Group 3 Company as a three-year old.

SELECTION : MONDIALISTE
DANGER : FOREST RANGER

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