Sirvino and Hughes set to serve it up at York

Sirvino caught the eye in no uncertain fashion last time out and with Richard Hughes in the saddle is strongly fancied to take advantage of his falling mark and land the 3.50 at York today.

David Barron’s gelding has not won since landing a handicap at Windsor back in June 2011 off 89, but he has posted a number of solid efforts of higher marks.

He finished runner-up to Right Step at Epsom last year off 97 and then ran a cracker to be third of 14 at this track to the progressive Gatewood off 100.

The eight-year-old also ran well to finish fourth of 21 to Party Line at Doncaster off 91 before finishing a highly creditable 6th of 23 to Art Scholar in the November Handicap off 90.

He now gets into this off just 85 – his lowest rating in four years – and that gives him major claims at the weights of scoring an overdue success.

The son of Vettori also signalled that he was coming to the boil nicely last time out at Doncaster where he ran far better than his final finishing position suggests.

Although eventually beaten 7 1/2 lengths into fourth of 7 behind Sheikhzayedroad he was given a kid glove ride and travelled strongly for much of the contest until being able to go with the leaders when the pace quickened two from home.

He then plugged on again at the one pace but his jockey was at pains to give him as tender ride as possible and never got vigorous at any stage.

That run, his second after 150 days on the sidelines, should have put him spot on for this and the booking of Hughes suggests that connections mean business this afternoon.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Sirvino (8/1 BetVictor, Boylesports, Hills, Paddy Power, Stan James – BOG)

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