Timeform’s three best bets for Friday 14 May



Timeform bring you the three best bets at York on Friday.

“…he should be hard to peg back here…”

Timeform on Sir Ron Priestley

Crazyland – 13:40 York

A competitive renewal of this early-season two-year-old event for fillies’ and it is the Clive Cox-trained Crazyland who is taken to come out on top. She was well backed and looked above-average when making a winning start at Windsor, just kept up to her work to beat Sienna Bonnie, while Fabiosa was further behind. Those two have franked the form since and Crazyland is strongly fancied to maintain her unbeaten record.

Blue Cup – 14:40 York

Blue Cup is a low-mileage five-year-old who could hardly have shaped any better on his return at Epsom last month, easy to back in the market, but very unlucky not to finish closer or maybe even win. He was left poorly placed in the rear and was repeatedly denied a run from two furlongs out, finishing with plenty of running left. Blue Cup races from the same mark now and has excellent claims for a yard who had an impressive handicap winner here on Wednesday.

Sir Ron Priestley – 15:10 York

Sir Ron Priestley has returned from an absence better than ever, winning a listed event over a similar trip at Nottingham and following up in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket over shorter earlier this month. He won on the latter occasion despite the drop in trip probably being against him and he should be hard to peg back here.