Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the Dante Festival 2018 – Day 3

Can you bag a few quid from the Dante? Photograph: York Racecourse
18 May 2018 @ 8.52 am
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The tipsters’ table, York Races, Friday, May 18, 2018

Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunMirrorDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.ukDaily Star
2.20No LippyStrings Of LifeNo LippyCotubanamaNicki’s AngelOn The StageNo LippySnazzyNicki's AngelNickiʼs AngelNo Lippy
2.55ThreadingAwesometankSheika ReikaSheikha ReikaDark Rose AngelSheikha Reika (nap)Sheikha Reika (nb)Dance DivaSheikha ReikaThreadingDance Diva
3.30Stradivarius (nap)StradivariusStradivariusStradivariusStradivariusStradivariusDesert Skyline (nap)Count Octave (nap)Desert SkylineStradivariusStradivarius (nap)
4.05Thundering BlueMaster CarpenterThundering BlueMaster CarpenterMaster Carpenter (nb)Thundering BlueThundering BlueBanditryBanditryValcartierCapton
4.35Isabella (nb)IsabellaLady In QuestionLady In QuestionAngel Of DarknessLady In QuestionBint ArcanoPepitaCrafty MadamIsabellaLady In Question
5.05KoditimeKoditimeRoundhay ParkKimifiveAngel ForceMarnie JamesBow BellesFool For YouKoditimeKoditimeKimifive
5.40BaghdadDontgiveuponbobBanksy's ArtNuits St GeorgesBaghdadMaking MiraclesVictory ChimeVictory ChimeVictory ChimeMaking MiraclesBaghdad

This time last year, a soggy Knavesmire brought agony for the punters (and YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin), as fancied runners failed to fathom the bottomless ground.

It has been a completely different story this time, with good-to-firm going helping transform our fortunes.

After Wednesday’s brilliant tipping performance, Turpin was back on form yesterday with winners Coronet (2/1) and Roaring Lion (3/1) and placed selections at 4/1 and 9/2 too. What does our dastardly highwayman have for us today?

Today it’s all eyes on Stradivarius and the Gosden / Dettori partnership in the Yorkshire Cup (3.30), writes tipster Turpin.

Winner of the 2017 Goodwood Cup, this highly progressive son of Sea The Stars starts his four-year-old staying career off a rating a clear six points ahead of his likely challengers Desert Skyline and Max Dynamite and is a confident choice to round off a successful week on Knavesmire.

I hear good reports from the David O’Meara yard concerning Isabella, top weight in the Fillies Handicap (4.35); Danny Tudhope’s charge performed well at Pontefract in August, and has shown constant improvement since, impressing over an extended mile at Hamilton.

Further progress is expected over this shorter trip, which represents the daughter of Galileo’s best distance. Crafty Madam and Pepita are the only real dangers.

Only one winner for Mark Johnston so far. But No Lippy (2.20) and Threading (2.55) might be the ones to put the York maestro back on top in the first two races, with Baghdad, Making Miracles and Birdette all in with a chance (in the 5.40) of rounding off a great day for him.

Turpin’s tips


Win: No Lippy
EW: Snazzy
Longshot: Cotubanama


Win: Threading
EW: Sheikha Reika


Win: Stradivarius (nap)
EW: Max Dynamite
Longshot: On To Victory


Win: Thundering Blue
EW: Banditry
Longshot: Capton


Win: Isabella (nb)
EW: Pepita
Longshot: Yeah Baby Yeah


Win: Koditime
EW: Roundhay Park
Longshot: Bow Belles


Win: Baghdad
EW: Victory Chime
Longshot: Birdette

From May 17, 2018 10.18 am

Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the Dante Festival 2018 – Day 2

The tipsters’ table, York Races, Thursday, May 17, 2018

Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunMirrorDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.ukDaily Star
2.20Royal BraveCopper KnightMajor JumboEl AstronauteCopper Knight (nb)Copper KnightMajor Jumbo (nap)Gracious JohnEdward LewisMajor JumboDesert Law
2.55CoronetChain Of Daisies (nb)MoriSmart CallMoriChain of Daisies (nap)Chain Of DaisiesCoronet (nap)Chain Of DaisiesCoronetCoronet (nb)
3.30Roaring LionCrossed BatonWells Farhh Go (nb)Wells Farhh Go (nb)Nordic LightsNordic LightsRoaring LionCrossed BatonWells Farhh GoRoaring LionNordic Lights
4.05Cape ByronCape Byron (nap)Larchmont LadBaraweezIsomerBaraweezIsomerCustom CutCape ByronCape ByronIsomer
4.35Hey JonesyMokaatilDeclaration Of PeaceHey JonesyHey Jonesy (nap)Main DesireDeclarationofpeace (nb)DeclarationofpeaceHey JonesyHey JonesyHaddaf
5.05KessaarTrue BeliefFirst ThoughtKessaarBurning LakeTrue BeliefTrue BeliefI Am A DreamerTrue BeliefKessaarBurning Lake
5.35October StormOctober StormArrowtownWaiting For Richie (nap)CrayArrowtownCrayBlue HussarChocolate BoxGracelandArrowtown

What a day it was yesterday! Three winners for YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin.

And an each-way selection that romped home at 10/1.

Let’s hope this is the start of something good rather than a season high already.

Winning selections, Hamada (5/2), Harry Angel (4/9) and Give and Take (7/2), and each way winner George Bowen (10/1) were the ones that obliged yesterday.

Turpin came within a whisker of scooping the Placepot and jackpot too, being let down by his Fifth Leg selection.

And to prove that Turpin always puts his ill-gotten money where his mouth is, here’s his oh-so-nearly Placepot slip (same selections were used for the Jackpot).

Today’s contests are a bit tougher to work out, so it’s over to Dick for his verdict…

Yesterday’s near-miss on the jackpot may take a while to get over, but rest assured, Harry Angel and Give And Take did us proud with our single bets, so we are riding high for the time being, writes tipster Turpin.

The nine-runner Dante Stakes, today’s centrepiece event (3.30), is considerably more open than in the last few years, with Newmarket winner Mildenberg, dual course-winner Wells Farhh Go, and 2,000 Guineas fifth Roaring Lion, all with very strong claims.

The value bet might be Mark Johnston’s Mildenberger, tackling a longer trip at last, but the selection is John Gosden’s top-rated flying machine Roaring Lion. The progressive Nordic Lights will be attractive for those seeking a long-shot upset.

Gosden saddles Coronet in the Middleton Stake, the fillies race which precedes it (2.55). Last season’s win in the Ribblesdale at Ascot should be evidence enough that this daughter of Dubawi has what it takes.

If she has over-wintered well, and all the signs are that she has, Frankie Dettori can steer her safely to success today.

Turpin’s tips


Win: Royal Brave
EW: Major Jumbo
Longshot: Carlton Frankie


Win: Coronet
EW: Mori
Longshot: Turret Rocks


Win: Roaring Lion
EW: Mildenberger
Longshot: Nordic Lights


Win: Cape Byron
EW: Baraweez
Longshot: Afaak


Win: Hey Jonesy
EW: Roussel
Longshot: Haddaf


Win: Kessaar
EW: Burning Lake
Longshot: Sense Of Belonging


Win: October Storm
EW: Graceland
Longshot: Arrowtown

From May 16, 2018 9.34 am

Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the Dante Festival 2018 – Day 1

The tipsters’ table, York Races, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.ukDaily Star
2.20HamadaHamadaContangoCrowned EagleTuff RockBankseaHamadaHamadaCrowned EagleTuff Rock
2.55Gin In The InnFlying Pursuit (treble)Final VenturePrivate Matter (nap)Flying PursuitGeorge Bowen (nb)Flying PursuitOrion's BowOrionʼs BowOwer Fly
3.30Harry Angel (nap)Harry AngelTasleetTasleetHarry AngelHarry AngelSir Dancealot (nap)Harry AngelHarry AngelTasleet
4.05Give And TakeGive And Take (nap)LubinkaGive And TakeHighgardenCeilidhs DreamHighgardenGive And TakeCeilidhs DreamLubinka
4.35Three Saints BayCavatinaQueen's Sargent (nb)ClubbableThree Saints BayThree Saints Bay (nap)Desert DoctorCommander HanCommander HanCommander Han
5.05Delft Dancer (nb)LeoubeWorld OrderWorld OrderDelft DancerWorld OrderMayson MacWorld OrderLeoubeWorld Order (treble)
5.35ZeelanderNo tipReverend Jacobs (nap)Zeelander (nb)Reverend Jacobs (nap)ZeelanderZeelanderReverend JacobsReverend JacobsReverend Jacobs

We’re back racing again at Knavesmire – for what promises to be another scintillating season, writes YorkMix tipster Turpin.

Top marks to chief executive and clerk of the course William Derby and his team for establishing York as Britain’s finest racecourse (as voted by The Racegoers Club).

The Day One highlight is usually the Musidora Stakes, a 1m2f fillies race (4.05). It’s a high-class field, with Give And Take, Highgarden, Lubinka and Ceilidh’s Dream set to do battle.

But even that top-notch offering will be slightly overshadowed by the appearance of the world’s best sprinter, Harry Angel, in the previous race, the Duke Of York Stakes (3.30).

The Clive Cox-trained colt earned the ‘world’s best’ accolade in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings last year after landing the Newmarket July Cup and the Haydock Sprint Cup.

He starts his four-year-old career off an impressive 125 rating. He won’t have everything his own way, as a 5lb penalty thanks to his earlier Group 1 successes, brings him just within range of the likely challengers Tasleet and Brando.

But Turpin fully expects to be collecting big-style, even at the likely short odds that Harry Angel represents. Whatever the outcome, this curtain-raiser promises to be one of the season highlights.

It’s rare for a York meeting to be without a strong showing from Middleham superstar trainer Mark Johnston. But what’s this? Just one runner today!

That, as any regular racegoer will tell you, is a pointer. So, don’t be surprised to see Jim Crowley romping home aboard Delft Dancer in the 5.05 novices event.

Just one more bit of insider help. Three Saints Bay, David O’Meara’s talented Irish-bred gelding, is reportedly in superb form and should give a good account of himself in the 4.35 seven-furlong handicap.

Turpin’s tips


Win: Hamada
Each Way: Crowned Eagle
Longshot: Island Brave


Win: Gin In The Inn
EW: George Bowen
Longshot: Teruntum Star


Win: Harry Angel (nap)
EW: Tasleet


Win: Give And Take
EW: Lubinka


Win: Three Saints Bay
EW: Valdolobo
Longshot: Excellent Times


Win: Delft Dancer (n.b.)
EW: World Order
Longshot: Leoube


Win: Zeelander
EW: Reverend Jacobs
Longshot: Regal Mirage