York Ebor Festival latest odds and free bets – Sat 25 August

We’ve seen Frankel and Ortensia romping home at the Knavesmire this week and now the final day of the Ebor Festival has arrived, with the opening four races of the day all televised on Channel 4

The action starts at 2pm when the Betfred City of York Stakes takes place, while the Melrose Stakes, Lonsdale Cup and Betfred Ebor should make this an exciting day of horse racing.

Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup 3:05
The Betfred Ebor might be the blue riband race on Saturday although this Group 2 contest promises to be equally as riveting and the horse they all have to beat is Saddler’s Rock.

The four-year-old was in imperious form when claiming victory in the Goodwood Cup and John Oxx has the charge ready for another famous win, something that is available at odds of 13/8 (Paddy Power free bets).

Askar Tau was just a length behind the favourite at Glorious Goodwood and perhaps the 12/1 about this Marcus Tregoning runner reversing the form is a mite too big considering that the seven-year-old seems to be improving every time he runs this season.

The bookies respect the chances of Cavalryman more and the Godolphin horse can be backed at 9/2 to make it a hat-trick of wins following on from victories at York and Sandown this season.

Betfred Ebor 3:40
Twenty-one horses are entered for the showcase race of the day and each-way punters can therefore get a return on any horse that claims fourth place or better in this one mile six furlong encounter.

Camborne is near the top of the weights and the John Gosden charge is bidding for a hat-trick of wins following victories at Doncaster and Ascot in June. The four-year-old is a 15/2 chance to win although the handicapper has been harsh on this progressive sort.

Near the bottom of the pecking order is Motivado and 4/1 looks to represent an each-way bet to nothing, especially if the four-year-old can reproduce the display that saw him leave his rivals for dust at Goodwood.

Another each-way bet could be Hammerfest who has finished in the first four every time this season and claimed victory at Saint-Cloud in May before an encouraging performance at  Ascot.

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