COSMEAPOLITAN likes a bit of cut in the ground and looks set to run well at rewarding odds.
He looked in need of the run on his comeback at Newmarket last time out when he travelled strongly until running out of puff late on.
This would be at the short end of his stamina range but York is a stiff enough challenge and he should be finishing well.
Lovell could be the most interesting horse in the race but he is entitled to need this after a long break.
MUNTADAB was pipped by Wentworth Falls at Doncaster two runs ago but he has more going for him here.
Firstly he is better off at the weights compared to Town Moor and the bit of cut in the ground will suit too.
He should have the pick of the draw and can run another big race after going down by a neck at Ripon last time.
THE TIN MAN ended last season by winning the Group 1 Champions Sprint at Ascot and can kick off this campaign in style.
He goes well fresh so a seven-month absence is not a major concern and any cut in the ground won’t be a problem either.
He is capable of quickening off a strong pace and we should get that here.
SHUTTER SPEED looks a good few steps of her rivals in the Musidora. She won her maiden nicely at Yarmouth last season and came back with a flourish to score at Newbury latest.
She won’t mind if the rain comes and looks a very exciting filly.
HARBOUR GREY looked like a filly to follow when winning on her comeback run at Doncaster last month.
That was an improvement on her debut second from just before Christmas. She gives the impression that this step up in trip will help.
This is a good race with Chessman also looking worth following after an encouraging comeback last time out.
SANTRY won the Brocklesby on debut this year and, even though it was maddeningly split into two divisions, it’s normally a race to follow.
He had enough in hand to be able to idle when in front and still win.
That was over this trip and you would hope for further improvement to cover the penalty he shoulders today.
RICHIE MCCAW went pretty well here over 1m2f last time and gave the impression that this longer distance would be ideal.
He has been gelded over the winter but, provided he is wound up, this type of race should be right up his street.
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Matt Chapman’s racing tips for ITV’s racing from Ascot, Haydock and Lingfield on Saturday, May 13
2.00 Conteur d’Histoire
2.30 Yes Daddy
3.05 You’re A Lady
3.40 Theatre Rouge
4.15 Follow The Bear
4.45 Pongo Twistleton
5.15 Broken Quest
2.10 Sean O’Casey
2.45 Young Tom
3.20 Kestrel Dot Com
4.25 Louis Vee
4.55 Swilly Sunset
5.25 Frank’s Legacy
5.20 Dashing Poet
6.25 Kay Sera
6.55 Star Of Lombardy
7.25 Molly Jones
7.55 Go Amber Go
8.25 Opening Time
6.05 Just Before Dawn
6.35 Miss Joeking
7.05 Gold Chain
8.05 Kings Eclipse
8.35 Jet Master
9.05 Monsieur Jourdain