Well that was day one on the Knavesmire at York.
The big story being the 7/1 victory of Declaration of War - a former winner for us but who let us down last time out. Well Irish eyes were smiling today as the Aidan O'Brien trained Declaration of War beating another Irish runner, Trading Leather, into second.
Favourite Al Kazeem found the drying ground too firm and, possibly, this was one race too far for that multiple winner. And those who backed Toronado knew they had lost their money early on when Richard Hughes could be seen to be . . .
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