O’Brien trio dominate Ebor betting

THREE-YEAR-OLDS dictate the betting for the totesport Ebor following the publication of the weights yesterday.

Aidan O’Brien’s trio of Mahler (8st 5lb), Honolulu (8st 13lb) and Macarthur (8st 10lb) are all aged three, while Bahrain Trophy winner Tranquil Tiger (8st 9lb) is a 10-1 chance with sponsors.

In what is likely to be another competitive renewal of the historic handicap at York, multiple winner Young Mick has been handed top weight of 9st 11lb.

Last year’s shock 100-1 winner Mudawin is on 8st 9lb, while other interesting candidates for the August 22 contest include Greenwich Meantime (8st 13lb), Al Eile (8st 10lb) and the Tony Martin-trained Arc Bleu (8st 1lb)

Totesport Ebor Handicap

Sponsors bet: 8-1 Mahler, 10-1 Honolulu, Macarthur, Tranquil Tiger, 12-1 Arc Bleu, Purple Moon, Sorolla, 14-1 Hearthstead Maison, Hitchcock, Rayhani, Samurai Way, Song Of Hiawatha, Spanish Harlem, 16-1 Acapulco, Al Eile, Bauer, Enjoy The Moment, Greenwich Meantime, Group Captain, Macorville, Mudawin, Ogee, Peppertree Lane, Pevensey, Souvenance, Strategic Mount, Veracity, Young Mick, 20-1 bar

Meanwhile Vanquished Vodafone Oaks favourite Passage Of Time has two options open to her at the meeting.

Henry Cecil’s filly was sent off the 9-4 market leader for the Epsom Classic but finished only eighth behind stablemate Light Shift.

The daughter of Dansili returned to faster work yesterday morning and could make her comeback in either the Juddmonte International on August 21 or the Darley Yorkshire Oaks a day later.

The Warren Place handler told www.henrycecil.com: “That was Passage Of Time’s first bit back and Shane (Fetherstonhaugh), who always rides her, said that she felt good and really well in herself – she quickened up nicely.

“All being well, her target will be either the Juddmonte International or the Yorkshire Oaks.”

Cecil’s Multidimensional is also on the comeback trail after sustaining a pelvic injury in the spring.

The colt has not been seen since he won a Group Two event in Deauville last August.

Cecil added: “Multidimensional is doing two canters now and a race in September is the plan, with the Champion Stakes as his main objective this year.”

Coronation Stakes winner Indian Ink may not be seen in action again until the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp in October.

Richard Hannon’s filly spreadeagled a top-class field in last month’s Group One feature at Royal Ascot, defeating the British, Irish, French and German 1000 Guineas winners – namely Finsceal Beo, Darjina and Mi Emma – by a staggering six lengths.

She was not declared for this weekend’s Prix d’Astarte at Deauville and Richard junior, Hannon’s son and assistant said: “It was never the plan to run there.

“At the moment she is having a break and the plan is to run her on Arc day at Longchamp. I think the race is the Prix de l’Opera.”

Indian Ink has now won over £420,000 in prize money thanks to victories as a two-year-old in a valuable Ascot sales race and the Cheveley Park Stakes.

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