Zain Nights and Vega Sicilia head to York
Zain Nights runs in the ‘Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap’ for owner Asaad Al Banwan. He won as a two and three year old and made his four year old debut last month over 2 miles at Newbury, putting in a promising performance to finish 3rd out of 10 runners. Today he makes a drop back in trip from 2 miles to 1 mile 4 furlongs which is a distance he has won over before. The race today has a field of 17 runners and he has been drawn 4, cheekpieces have been re applied again and William Buick takes the ride.
Vega Sicilia runs in the ‘Stuey Weston & Friends Getting Out Handicap’ for owners John Basquill and Dan Gilbert. He is a four year old by Lope De Vega who has been pretty consistent on all of his starts since joining Beckhampton. He has had 5 starts so far as a four year old and has finished 2nd on 4 of those occassions has been beaten less than a length each time. His race today has a field of 18 runners and he has been drawn 1. James Doyle takes the ride.