Spear heads Acomb list

Last Updated: 14/08/14 2:57pm

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Flaming Spear: Acomb hopeful

Flaming Spear: Acomb hopeful

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Kevin Ryan's promising juvenile Flaming Spear is among 21 entries for the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York on Wednesday.

The well-regarded Qatar Racing-owned youngster was a most impressive winner on his debut on the Knavesmire and holds all the major entries later in the season.

There are several other unbeaten two-year-olds entered such as Karl Burke's Glenalmond, Brian Meehan's Growl and Peter Chapple-Hyam's Misleading.

Richard Hannon's Basateen, who won by eight lengths on his second start, and stablemate Burnt Sugar, a six-length winner at Lingfield are likely to be major players.

Jim Bolger has entered Hall Of Fame, who beat the highly-rated John F Kennedy at Leopardstown last month, and Aidan O'Brien's Jamaica represent Irish interests.

Charlie Hills' Dutch Connection, the improving Mattmu, Mark Johnston's Publilia and Ed Dunlop's Prince Gagarin are all in the mix.

Preview Evening

Richard Fahey, David O'Meara, Niall Hannity and Mark Howard are on the panel for a special York Ebor Meeting preview night, to be held at the racecourse on Tuesday August 19.

Click here for details and to purchase tickets, priced at £10 (includes £10 free bet with Sky Bet and a buffet).

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