The tipsters’ table, York Races, Friday, May 18, 2018Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks
|Tipster/ race||Dick Turpin||Sun||Mirror||Daily Mail||Times||Telegraph||Guardian||Sporting Life||At The Races||GG.co.uk||Daily Star|
|2.20||No Lippy||Strings Of Life||No Lippy||Cotubanama||Nicki’s Angel||On The Stage||No Lippy||Snazzy||Nicki's Angel||Nickiʼs Angel||No Lippy|
|2.55||Threading||Awesometank||Sheika Reika||Sheikha Reika||Dark Rose Angel||Sheikha Reika (nap)||Sheikha Reika (nb)||Dance Diva||Sheikha Reika||Threading||Dance Diva|
|3.30||Stradivarius (nap)||Stradivarius||Stradivarius||Stradivarius||Stradivarius||Stradivarius||Desert Skyline (nap)||Count Octave (nap)||Desert Skyline||Stradivarius||Stradivarius (nap)|
|4.05||Thundering Blue||Master Carpenter||Thundering Blue||Master Carpenter||Master Carpenter (nb)||Thundering Blue||Thundering Blue||Banditry||Banditry||Valcartier||Capton|
|4.35||Isabella (nb)||Isabella||Lady In Question||Lady In Question||Angel Of Darkness||Lady In Question||Bint Arcano||Pepita||Crafty Madam||Isabella||Lady In Question|
|5.05||Koditime||Koditime||Roundhay Park||Kimifive||Angel Force||Marnie James||Bow Belles||Fool For You||Koditime||Koditime||Kimifive|
|5.40||Baghdad||Dontgiveuponbob||Banksy's Art||Nuits St Georges||Baghdad||Making Miracles||Victory Chime||Victory Chime||Victory Chime||Making Miracles||Baghdad|
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.
Win: No Lippy
EW: Sheikha Reika
Win: Stradivarius (nap)
EW: Max Dynamite
Longshot: On To Victory
Win: Thundering Blue
Win: Isabella (nb)
Longshot: Yeah Baby Yeah
EW: Roundhay Park
Longshot: Bow Belles
EW: Victory Chime