REGULAR followers of this column will remember that 12 months ago GET KNOTTED did us a favour in Yorks opening race (2.05pm), and I expect Michael Dods runner to land the prize for the third year in a row tomorrow.
The ultra-consistent six-year-old hasnt won in 10 starts since, but hes been running with credit finishing either second or third on four of his last five starts.
Not only does he go particularly well at York, but his stable is in rude health and the forecast showers are also a big positive.
He can be backed at around 11/4 which looks a fair price in a smallish field with his biggest danger likely to beat Godolphins Culturati.
A case can be made for so many in the wide-open looking Skybet Dash (2.40pm), including the likes of Growl and Golden Apollo who have slipped to workable marks.
However, Im going to stick with the in-form INTISAAB who was an impressive winner of the Scurry Handicap at the Curragh last weekend.
He lines up here off a 5lb higher mark, but that is offset by the booking of talented 5lb apprentice Conor McGovern who has already ridden three winners this month from 15 rides.
Although he heads the weights, that hasnt prevented three of the last eight winners of this contest carrying top weight to victory with another only beaten in a photo.
He also breaks from a low draw (stall five) which has been favourable in recent years, with the last three winners all drawn five or lower and the first three home 12 months ago drawn one, two and four.
With course form of 211, the track holds no fears either and he will do for me each-way at 12/1.
Get Knotted 2.05pm York
Intisaab e/w 2.40pm York