Timeform Shortlist: York, Wednesday May 17

2.20 Sky Bet First Race Special Handicap (2) 1¼m56y

Timeform Top Rated:
119+ 18. AL NEKSH William Haggas Frankie Dettori
118 10. MASTER CARPENTER Rod Millman Phillip Makin
118 12. COSMEAPOLITAN Alan King Fergus Sweeney

Analyst's Verdict:
Unexposed 4-y-os have ruled the roost in this race in recent years. Lovell is one of several that answer to that description, but is perhaps the one with the greatest scope for improvement of them all and is marginally preferred to Al Neksh. Three of the last 6 winners of this have emerged from double digit stalls, therefore Cosmeapolitan and Shabeeb merit respect despite being drawn out wide.
2.55 Infinity Tyres Handicap (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
122 4. MUNTADAB Roger Fell Tony Hamilton
121 18. UDONTDODOU Richard Guest Joe Fanning
120 17. GEORGE BOWEN Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
As far as 5-y-o sprinters go, Wentworth Falls is still lightly raced and has won his last 2 starts with more in hand than the winning margin suggests. He could still be ahead of the handicapper and the hat-trick beckons. Muntadab was caught close home by the selection at Doncaster last month and should be in the mix once again. Udontdodou, Lexington Abbey and Shamshon are others to consider.
3.30 Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (Group 2) (1) 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
131 3. BRANDO Kevin Ryan Tom Eaves
129 8. MAGICAL MEMORY Charles Hills Frankie Dettori
127 1. THE TIN MAN James Fanshawe Tom Queally

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Analyst's Verdict:
Brando developed into a genuine Group-class sprinter last season and could do better still this year judged on his cosy reappearance victory in the Abernant Stakes at Newmarket. He will prove a tough nut to crack. Magical Memory and Suedois, first and second respectively in this race 12 months ago, can both play leading roles once again. Jungle Cat and Tupi are live each-way contenders.
4.05 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1¼m56y

Timeform Top Rated:
125p 3. SHUTTER SPEED John Gosden Frankie Dettori
115 5. VOCIFEROUS MARINA J. S. Bolger Kevin Manning
112 1. MISS INFINITY Mark Johnston Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Shutter Speed catapulted herself to prominence in the ante-post Oaks betting when making a winning reappearance at Newbury, and she can underline her credentials by providing her yard with a third consecutive victory in this contest. Irish raider Vociferous Marina can claim second place ahead of unexposed duo Vintage Folly and Serenada.
4.35 Conundrum HR Consulting Handicap (3) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
114p 2. CHESSMAN John Gosden William Buick
108p 18. SIR REGINALD BROWN Richard Fahey Connor Murtagh (7)
107 14. STARLIGHT ROMANCE Richard Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Chessman shaped really well on his debut in handicap company at Newbury last month, leaving the impression he would have scored if his finishing effort had started sooner. With further improvement on the cards, he can gain compensation here. There are plenty of dangers, however, with Harbour Grey, Battered and Sir Reginald Brown chief amongst them.
5.05 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (3) 5f

Timeform Top Rated:
92 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE Richard Fahey Tony Hamilton
89p 1. SANTRY Declan Carroll Jim Crowley
87 7. ROCKET MAN DAN Keith Dalgleish Dougie Costello

Analyst's Verdict:
Newcomers Knockout Blow, It Dont Come Easy and Savalas all make plenty of appeal on paper and it will be interesting to see how the market shapes up. The booking of Ryan Moore suggests that Knockout Blow's connections mean business and he gets the nod. Santry has to be feared following his debut victory in a division of the Brocklesby, but he could prove vulnerable under a penalty.
5.35 York Data Services Internet Cloud Solutions Handicap (4) 1m3f188y

Timeform Top Rated:
105 6. THEYDON GREY William Haggas Ryan Moore
104 8. MUKHAYYAM Tim Easterby David Allan
103 16. THAMES KNIGHT Marcus Tregoning Tyler Saunders (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Theydon Grey boasted some strong 3-y-o form for his previous yard and shaped as if better for the run on debut for William Haggas at Yarmouth last month. He gets the nod in a tricky-looking finale. St Malo and Richie McCaw are both still unexposed and are likely to prove dangerous, whilst Island Flame is also respected near the foot of the handicap.
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