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From the Horse’s Mouth: Ninth win of year will make this horse the King of York

Star attraction: King’s Advice PICTURE: PA

KING’S ADVICE will aim for a ninth victory of a prolific 2019 in tomorrow’s fascinating Ebor Handicap at York.

Mark Johnston’s five-year-old began in March at Lingfield off a mark of 71 and is now rated 113.

King’s Advice was last night a 13/2 joint favourite with Roger Charlton’s Withhold, a winner at Newbury last month, with a maximum field of 22 declared.

‘He just keeps winning and obviously seems to get better,’ said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to the owner of King’s Advice, Saeed Jaber.

‘The Ebor is a tough race. I wouldn’t like to say he’ll win the Ebor, but he’s been an improving horse. It’s the first £1million Ebor and it’s quite exciting.’

Raheen House is next in the betting at 15/2. Trainer William Haggas said: ‘We have geared a fair amount of the year around this race.

‘He seems fairly adaptable ground-wise but a bit of cut will suit him to slow the others down.

‘He will need a bit of luck in the race and not to be drawn halfway to Tadcaster.’

The Ebor is one of four York races live on ITV tomorrow, along with two from Goodwood.

Tip of the day

Ten Sovereigns, 3.35, York

Tomorrow’s big race

3.40 SKY BET EBOR HANDICAP (Class 2) 1m 6f £1,000,000 (24 runners)

1. (6) 10-1 WITHHOLD 35 R Charlton 6-9-10J Watson(P)

2. (13) 4-10 WELLS FARHH GO 25 (C) T Easterby 4-9-9 D Allan

3. (14) 1561 RED VERDON 42 (CD) E Dunlop 6-9-9 S Foley(B)

4. (19) 1611 KING’S ADVICE 21 (D) M Johnston 5-9-9(4ex) J Fanning

5. (23) -614 WEEKENDER 42 (D) J Gosden 5-9-8 G Lee

6. (21) 6230 RAYMOND TUSK 65 R Hannon 4-9-8 J P Spencer

7. (9) 4-23 RAHEEN HOUSE 42 (BF,C,D) W Haggas 5-9-8 James Doyle

8. (16) -405 PRINCE OF ARRAN 22 C Fellowes 6-9-7S Donohoe

9. (10) 0-31 MAX DYNAMITE 36 (C,D) W P Mullins (IRE) 9-9-7 R Whelan(P)

10. (3) -202 MEKONG 49 (D) Sir M Stoute 4-9-7 R L Moore

11. (5) -120 TRUE SELF 44 (BF,D) W P Mullins (IRE) 6-9-7 Donnacha O’Brien

12. (12) 0010 RED GALILEO 56 (D) S bin Suroor 8-9-6 C Fallon (5)(H)

13. (18) 1153 BAGHDAD 22 (C) M Johnston 4-9-6P J McDonald

14. (24) 2151 KELLY’S DINO 15 K Burke 6-9-6(4ex) Ben Curtis(P)

15. (22) 3-20 BEN VRACKIE 43 (BF) J Gosden 4-9-5 L Dettori

16. (15) 5030 DESERT SKYLINE 21 D Elsworth 5-9-5 G Mosse(V)

17. (2) 0235 MUSTAJEER 57 G M Lyons (IRE) 6-9-5 C T Keane(H)

18. (8) -333 BARSANTI 56 (C) R Varian 7-9-4 A Atzeni(B)

19. (11) 0120 DRAMATIC QUEEN 21 (CD) W Haggas 4-9-4 D Tudhope

20. (4) 4600 MAKING MIRACLES 35 (D) M Johnston 4-9-3 J Hart

21. (1) 3613 CLEONTE 49 A Balding 6-9-2 S De Sousa

22. (7) -010 THE GRAND VISIR 35 I Williams 5-9-2 J Crowley(P)

23. (20) -500 CYPRESS CREEK 65 A P O’Brien (IRE) 4-9-2 RESERVE

24. (17) 3360 PROSCHEMA 21 D Skelton 4-9-1 RESERVE

Betting: 13-2 King’s Advice, Withhold, 15/2 Raheen House, 8 Ben Vrackie, 14 Baghdad, Wells Farhh Go, 16 Mustajeer, True Self, Mekong, Weekender, 20 others

Enable a Brit special again for Frankie

AN EMOTIONAL Frankie Dettori paid tribute to the ‘amazing’ Enable after she produced the perfect end to her career in Britain with victory in yesterday’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York.

Quickly out of the stalls, the John Gosden-trained mare repeated her victory in this race from 2017 in emphatic fashion, seeing off Aidan O’Brien’s Magical for a 12th race win in a row, and a tenth Group One success, to the delight of a big crowd on the Knavesmire.

Enable will now attempt to become the first horse ever to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a third time in Paris in October.

Dettori (pictured) said: ‘I’m really tearful. It’s the last day she’ll be riding in England, it’s special. I’m emotional because she’s so good. She’s amazing.’

Trainer Gosden said: ‘It was a gorgeous performance. She’s cruised round there.

‘It’s a long way round, she’s done it nobly. We couldn’t be more pleased with her.’

Stable bites

Stradivarius can stay on to scoop million

STRADIVARIUS can claim the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers Million by repeating last year’s success in today’s Group Two Lonsdale Cup, on day three of the Ebor meeting at York. Stradivarius (pictured), who has already won the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup at Ascot and Goodwood Cup, will have just four rivals this afternoon, including Mark Johnston’s Dee Ex Bee, who was his nearest pursuer at Ascot and Goodwood this summer. Dermot Weld’s Falcon Eight, the Ian Williams-trained Magic Circle and Aidan O’Brien’s Il Paradiso complete the line-up.

■ 11 — Lengths victory for the Richard Hannon-trained Mums Tipple in yesterday’s 21-runner Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes at York

■ STAR sprinters Ten Sovereigns and Battaash top a field of 12 for today’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Aidan O’Brien’s Ten Sovereigns was last seen winning the July Cup at Newmarket.

■ 15/8 — Richard Hannon’s Threat is the favourite for today’s Gimcrack Stakes – Spartan Fighter is second favourite at 13/2