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Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa is up for the cup at York Racecourse on Saturday

, Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa is up for the cup at York Racecourse on Saturday

MARCELO BIELSA is out to win more silverware in Yorkshire.

The Leeds legend’s equine namesake – Bielsa – runs at York Racecourse on Saturday, and Ladbrokes rate him a 12-1 shot to hit the target.

Marcelo Bielsa will see his equine namesake in action at York on Saturday

Owned by Leicester City syndicate King Power Racing, Bielsa wears the blue and white of the Foxes faithful – but this one is very much for the Leeds fans.

The four-year-old rose through the racing ranks almost as quickly as the Mighty Whites’ ascendancy to the Premier League, and he has bags of class at his best.

Any Elland roadies watching will be hoping he hits the back of the net on Saturday, though he’ll need to get the better of 21 rivals in the competitive 3.10 contest.

And despite Doncaster being Bielsa’s favourite haunting ground throughout his career, he’ll now have to try and nail three points away from home – as he travels to York for the first time.

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, Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa is up for the cup at York Racecourse on Saturday

Marcelo Bielsa led Leeds to the Championship title last season

However, conditions are in his favour and he’s dropped to a decent mark, so there’s every reason to expect a big performance.

One thing’s for sure – whatever happens, both Bielsa and jockey Silvestre De Sousa will be trotting on together.

SUN RACING VERDICT

Saturday’s 3.10 is a very competitive affair – as you’d expect for such a valuable prize.

The lightly raced Bielsa definitely has the form to win this but he’s found life tough in recent weeks and needs to rediscover some of his former verve.

However, the ground has come right for him and Kevin Ryan is a master with his sprinters, so there’s every reason to expect a big run.

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