DUBKA can snap an 11-month losing run in style by bagging the Betfred Ebor, the highlight of an exciting York card.

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Dubka notched up four wins on the bounce last term but, following her Newmarket victory last September, she has failed to hit quite the same rhythm when tried in better company.

She rounded off last year and kicked off the current campaign with Listed defeats but subsequently raised to Pattern level, Dubka has certainly not been disgraced.

Beaten a length and a half in the Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock, she failed to make any impact in the Lancashire Oaks, cutting out the early running before being found out for a bit of toe in the finish of the 12-furlong event.

Yet the Dubawi filly only lost out by a neck when upped to 14 furlongs at Goodwood earlier this month, with the soft ground clearly very much to her liking.

The ground will certainly not be as deep as that on the Knavesmire – but Dubka has won on quick conditions before and the going may not be quite so crucial in this handicap event, in which Stoute's runner appears to be on a very favourable mark.

She will not want for help from the saddle with Josephine Gordon on board and nap selection Dubka can give Stoute his first Ebor victory since Clerkenwell some 21 years ago.

NEBO has hit the bar at Group Two level on his last two outings but he can enjoy his moment in the spotlight in the Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes.

He seems to be equally as effective over six and seven furlongs at this stage and should be on the premises once again for Charlie Hills, with Jim Crowley in the saddle.

MAKE TIME should appreciate better ground than he encountered at Goodwood when he lines up in the opening Betfred Mobile Strensall Stakes.

Trainer David Menuisier has always thought plenty of this colt and pitched him into the Greenham on his debut, when he was ultimately well beaten.

Off the track until July, he looked a potential star when winning a handicap by six lengths and his second at Group Three level earlier this month certainly bodes well for the future.

Unexposed and on the upgrade, Make Time could surprise one or two established rivals under Paul Hanagan.

LIGHTNING SPEAR can make it back-to-back victories in the Grosvenor Sport Celebration Mile Stakes at Goodwood.

David Simcock's charge saw off the reopposing Zonderland last year and if he can produce the same level of effort as when finishing third in the Sussex Stakes last time out, he should take the Group Two prize home again.

Lightning Spear runs in the colours of Qatar Racing and the owner can look forward to a double with COUNT OCTAVE in the Lewis Badges 1832 March Stakes.

Beaten just a neck in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, Count Octave can book his St Leger ticket with a win here.

PEACE TRAIL made an eyecatching debut with an all-the-way success at Newmarket earlier in the month and she can take a step up to Group Three company in her stride by lifting the Prestige Stakes for Charlie Appleby.

BEST OF DAYS should be given one last chance to prove himself in the Bet & Watch At sunbets.co.uk Winter Hill Stakes, the feature event at Windsor's final evening meeting of the year.

Hugo Palmer had hoped this Azamour colt would be a Classic contender this term after just being touched off in the Acomb before landing the Royal Lodge Stakes.

However, things have not really gone to plan this season and he did not reappear until tackling the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, when he finished last of 12 after having to race a bit wide.

He likely needed that run and much more was expected as he dropped back to 10 furlongs and Listed company at Newbury last month. But Best Of Days fell well short, breaking slowly and slightly floundering in testing ground as he finished third.

Obviously it will be a bit of a leap of faith to stick with him again but Best Of Days is clearly talented enough and hopefully things can finally fall right, particularly as the conditions of the race give him a slight edge.