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WATCH: Pat Cooney's Dante Festival selections

It's time for the Dante Festival at York Racecourse and our very own Pat Cooney has given his five horses to follow for the popular three-day meeting.

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Highfield Princess

Wednesday 17th May 
3:00 - Duke of York Stakes
Current Odds: 4/1

Pat Cooney's verdict - She had her finest hour here in the Ebor meeting last August and that was an outstanding performance. She does have to carry a 5lb penalty for that win but that still puts her as the best horse in this race.

Infinite Cosmos

Wednesday 17th May
3:35 - Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
Current Odds: 2/1

Pat Cooney's verdict - She duly turned up at Newmarket for the Craven meeting and she won that in fine style. Connections clearly rate her higher and although she is currently second favourite for the Oaks, a fluent win will probably see her shorten further in price.

Free Wind

Thursday 18th May
2:25 - Middleton Fillies' Stakes
Current Odds: 6/4

Pat Cooney's verdict - The last time we saw her run was way back in July at Haydock when she won our bet365 sponsored Lancashire Oaks. Such was the manner of her win that day, a lot of judges thought she might be a contender for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, that's how impressive that run was.


Thursday 18th May
3:35 - Dante Stakes
Current Odds: 11/2

Pat Cooney's verdict - The horse that catches my eye here is Passenger who won the bet365 sponsored Wood Ditten Stakes at Newmarket a month ago. This horse has a real good engine and a lot of potential going forward. We will find out how good he is in this Dante.

Eldar Eldarov

Friday 19th May
3:35 - Yorkshire Cup
Current Odds: 3/1

Pat Cooney's verdict - Eldar Eldarov is the significant runner in this race. He's currently third or fourth favourite for the Ascot Gold Cup, he may well end up as the new favourite on Friday afternoon.

Any odds displayed correct at time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

Watch the video above to get the full thoughts of Pat Cooney ahead of the Dante Festival.

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