JEDD O’KEEFFE is hoping that York gets more than it share of the showers forecast later in the week as he unleashes stable star Lord Yeats in the Sky Bet Ebor Handicap on Saturday.
The five-year-old gelding has run creditable races in Group company behind Order Of St George at Navan in April and when fifth to Vazirabad at Longchamp in May and nothing would give the Middleham trainer greater pleasure than seeing Lord Yeats line-up for the Million Pound handicap. There is an alternative of a race in Ireland on the same day and O’Keeffe will be looking after the best interests of his charge whichever direction his compass takes him.
The horses at Highbeck Lodge have found their form with a vengeance of late and recent acquisition Breanski made it 17 wins for the season and £157,900 in prize money when collecting a seven furlong handicap at Doncaster on Saturday.
O’Keeffe said "The horses are very well and we are happy with the way they are running. If they continue like this we should end up with a decent total and beat last year’s total which would be great. We are always looking to keep on improving and, hopefully, we can."
Jedd kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about Lord Yeats and the rest of his stable that have been doing him so proud.