McCain offers Overturn indicator
Donald McCain says Overturn (6/1 in Betfred’s ante post market) will “almost definitely” take his chance in the Ebor Handicap at York next week after pleasing connections in a recent workout.
The six-year-old has won five of his last six starts, including victories in his last two races – the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and the Galway Hurdle Handicap last month.
Next week’s big race will be Overturn’s first run at the Knavesmire and there were concerns that the Ebor could be one race too many.
But trainer McCain reports the gelding is in fine health and feels there is no reason not to send his charge to York, revealing it is ‘more than likely’ he will take his chance.
McCain said: “He was a bit subdued for a couple of days after Galway but I think that was more down to the travelling than anything else. Since then he’s come back really well and he worked really nice on Wednesday, so as it stands at the moment, we’re almost definitely going.”
Overturn is one of 57 remaining entries for the race, with Richard Hannon’s Martyr the current favourite in Betfred’s ante post betting.
Tastahil, trained by Barry Hills (whose Equiano is 5/1 to win the Sprint Cup at Haydock), tops the weights, while another leading contender, Harris Tweed, has been confirmed to run.