Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Motivator Takes Centre Stage at York

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Motivator Takes Centre Stage at York

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Byline: By Nick Grant

Perhaps the most definitive of Derby trials, a pointer to the Oaks and a top-class Group One contest over a mile are just three of the things to look forward to in a cracking week.

The three-day May meeting at York is one of the best in the calendar, with the highlight being the totesport Dante Stakes on Thursday.

This 10-furlong affair has long been regarded as a stepping stone to the premier Classic and was won 12 months ago by the Sir Michael Stoute-trained North Light, who went on to glory in the blue riband at Epsom.

A very nice prize in its own right with pounds 145,000 in added money, this year's renewal is likely to centre around Michael Bell's Motivator, unbeaten as a two-year-old and vying for Derby favouritism with Footstepsinthesand.

The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes on Wednesday gives the fillies their chance to stake a Classic claim, on a card backed up by the Duke Of York Hearthstead Homes Stakes over six furlongs. …

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