Talking Horses: best bets for day one of York's Ebor meeting

Cross Counter is surely the one to be with in the Voltigeur, while Poet’s Word can land a hot-looking Juddmonte International

Much as I love taking a swing at a big-priced runner, the bet that appeals to me most on the opening day of York’s Ebor meeting is Cross Counter (3.00) at 13-8 for the Great Voltigeur. This is despite the slightly upsetting experience of napping his half-sister yesterday and seeing her finish out of the frame.

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York 1.55 Holmeswood 2.25 Watan 3.00 Cross Counter 3.35 Poet’s Word (nap) 4.15 Davy’s Dilemma (nb) 4.50 Don Armado 

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