ENDLESS Time can enrich Charlie Appleby's profitable run of form by winning the Betway Yorkshire Cup.

The Godolphin trainer has had a whale of a time of late, with the Group One victory of Sobetsu in France on Sunday the highlight of a successful spring.

Appleby now has a good chance of claiming the feature race on the final day of the Dante fixture at York.

Endless Time was marked down as an above-average animal as a three-year-old when she won four races from five starts.

She continued the good work last season with success in the Lancashire Oaks upon her return to the fray in July.

And though she then disappointed in the Yorkshire Oaks, second-placed finishes in the Prix Vermeille and the Prix Royal-Oak were really sound efforts.

That last run at Saint-Cloud in October was especially noteworthy as the five-year-old daughter of Sea The Stars revelled on her first start over a staying distance.

She was only beaten a length and three-quarters by the classy Vazirabad, who has since won the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.

With stamina seemingly assured and possible fears of a long lay-off allayed by the fact she won the Lancashire Oaks on her comeback, Endless Time looks set fair for a big run.

But perhaps the crucial point to her chances on the Knavesmire is a fondness for soft ground, which seems a likely scenario if the forecast is anything like on the money.

It could be a slog, and if that is the case Endless Time can prosper.

On Her Toes ought to have a smashing chance in the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' Stakes.

The three-year-old daughter of Kodiac won three on the spin as a juvenile, including a Listed race at Salisbury, and was then hardly disgraced at Group Three level in the Sweet Solera Stakes.

On Her Toes should enjoy herself over this one-mile trip and already has archived winning form when the mud is flying.

A similar argument can be made for Gibbs Hill in the Betway Jorvik Handicap.

Roger Varian's (picture) four-year-old grey was a pleasing scorer in a Sandown quagmire last July and could not arrive at York in better form, having glided to victory on his first start over a mile and a half at Wolverhampton in April.

The grey colt has been thumped by the assessor but he is a very scopey horse and we should not yet have seen the best of him.

Those prepared to forgive Clear Spring his recent trespasses can be rewarded at Newbury.

John Spearing's inmate has not done a great deal in a while now, albeit in hot enough company, but, significantly, he has won the Starlight Handicap for the last two years.

Clear Spring likes a bit of dig in the turf and races off a 4lb lower mark than when he struck 12 months ago.

Declan Carroll thinks quite a bit of Saigon City, who has the tools to bring disquiet to the Newmarket establishment in the staying handicap at Headquarters.


AINTREE: 5.35 Black Tulip, 6.05 Gowanauthat, 6.40 Lithic, 7.10 Gris De Pron, 7.45 Cooking Fat, 8.20 Southfield Vic, 8.50 Roll Of The Dice.

HAMILTON: 5.55 Story Minister, 6.25 Dark Devil, 7.00 Restive, 7.30 Yorkidding, 8.05 Dandy Highwayman, 8.40 Manshood, 9.10 Sea Of Green.

NEWBURY: 1.30 See The Master, 2.00 Mr Top Hat, 2.35 Clear Spring, 3.05 Desert Cross, 3.40 Mutoondresdashorse, 4.15 Nathan, 4.45 Above Normal, 5.20 Maroc.

NEWCASTLE: 5.45 Gold Town, 6.15 Warfare, 6.50 Mijhaar, 7.20 Lincoln Rocks, 7.55 Champion Harbour, 8.30 Navarone, 9.00 Rey Loopy.

NEWMARKET: 1.40 Scots Piper, 2.10 Daimochi, 2.45 War Whisper, 3.20 Selection, 3.55 Saigon City, 4.25 Tadween, 4.55 GK Chesterton, 5.30 Ancient Astronaut

YORK: 2.20 Kentish Waltz, 2.55 On Her Toes, 3.30 ENDLESS TIME (NAP), 4.05 Gibbs Hill, 4.35 Carolinae, 5.05 Dakota Gold, 5.40 Bedouin.

DOUBLE: Endless Time and On Her Toes.