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My Timeform: Eye-catchers from the York Ebor Festival
Adam Houghton picks out three horses from last week's Ebor Festival at York to follow next time out.
The opening race of last week's Ebor Festival at York was the Symphony Group Stakes over an extended five furlongs and witnessed one of the best finishes of the entire meeting, with Boom The Groom getting the better of a sustained battle with Duke of Firenze deep inside in the final furlong. That pair are clearly thriving at present, but were favoured by the draw in a race where those drawn high stood little chance given how the action developed, and that makes the effort of Captain Colby all the more commendable. He shaped much better than the bare form of that effort would suggest, forced to deliver his challenge from the far-smaller group on the stand-side rail and was never nearer than at the finish. His third still represented a career-best on what was just his fourth start for the Ed Walker yard and, relatively lightly-raced compared to many he will meet in this sphere, Captain Colby could yet prove capable of better and would have to be of interest if lining up in a race like the Portland Handicap at Doncaster.
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