Today on Sky Sports Racing: Charlie Appleby’s Yibir headlines Man o’War Stakes field at Belmont Park with William Buick booked | Racing News


Charlie Appleby sends Grade One winner Yibir back to familiar surroundings on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Racing, as he seeks redemption for a shock defeat at Newmarket last month.

The Breeders’ Cup Turf champion heads back to the USA for the Grade One Man o’War Stakes (9.46pm) at Belmont Park, where the four-year-old was successful en route to Del Mar last year.

Having been narrowly beaten on reappearance in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March, Yibir headed to the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes as 1/4 favourite but, despite having just four to beat, was unable to get the better of Mark Johnston’s Living Legend.

He will be well-fancied to get back to winning ways against five inferior-rated rivals, headed by Christophe Clement’s Pan American Stakes winner Gufo and Graham Motion’s Highland Chief, who makes just his second start for the new yard after joining…

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