Talking Horses: Golden Pal can win Nunthorpe for Ward and Dettori

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The American raider can go one better than Wesley Ward’s previous two entries in the Group One sprint at York

Wesley Ward and Frankie Dettori will hope that history does not repeat itself in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, as the trainer’s two previous runners in the Group One sprint set off as favourite but finished second - most memorably when Dettori prematurely celebrated victory on Lady Aurelia four years ago.

With Battaash, the winner in 2019 and 2020, now enjoying his retirement, Golden Pal (3.35) looks a fair bet at around 11-4 to make it third time lucky for Ward. He blew away his field in a fast time at Saratoga last month without needing to find top gear and could well dominate in similar style on Friday.

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