PARDON me if I refrain from enthusing about the new-look, super-duper millionpound Ebor.
Nice dosh if you can get it, of course, but compressing the weights, as has happened, has changed the great race, and far from the better.
Stablemate Renneti is rated 90 and is very unlikely to make the cut for the Ebor.
If you haven't already nabbed an double-figure price ante-post, he looks a little too short now in the typically competitive Ebor.
So it may pay to take him on with Lady Cecil's Retirement Plan.
Fanshawe said: ''He's in good form, but he is not a certain runner in the Ebor.
That was the final factor in persuading O'Meara to go for the Group Two contest over two miles rather than ask him to carry a big weight in the Betfred Ebor.
He's in cracking form and I couldn't be happier with him." Saptapadi has been allotted 9st 5lb in the Ebor.
Moyenne Corniche (8st 13lb) is another possible from the Ellison team for the big race on the Knavesmire but he could run at Chester the same day instead.
As he is a textbook hold-up performer, The Betchworth Kid requires a brisk gallop from the outset, which he is almost certain to get in the Ebor.
"In fact, I don't think he even has to stay the trip to win the Ebor.
Macorville is 16-1 with the sponsors for the totesport Ebor.
"We've got absolutely nothing to lose now because our plan had always been the Ebor.
Whatever happens he's been an absolute star ( I wish I had a few other quality horses like that in my yard."
;PUNTERS go for a right old touch on local hero Sam Hall's 9-2 fav Dakota and Clive Eccleston under a fether weitht in the Ebor.
Sadly, John Sutcliffe's 20-1 rag Anji (T McKeown) takes his scalp, but Sam's Ebor raid a year later with Dakota and Sandy Barclay brings heap success.
With York in mind I'd take an ante-post interest in Barathea Blazer for the Ebor.
He should have won the Old Newton Cup at Haydock last time and will be suited by the extra two furlongs at Pickled Pork.