Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the June 2015 meeting, Day 2
The tipsters’ table, York Races, Saturday, June 13, 2015Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks
|Tipster/ race||Dick Turpin||Sun||Mirror||Telegraph||Times||The Guardian||Daily Mail||At The Races||GG.com|
|2.00||Ralphy Lad||Ralphy Lad||Only Orsenfoolsies||Marmion (nap)||Marmion||Ralphy Lad||Pearl Castle||Manhattan Swing||Ralphy Lad|
|2.35||Withernsea (n.b.)||Highland Colori||Alfred Hutchinson||So Beloved||Heaven's Guest||One Word More||So Beloved (nap)||Instant Attraction||So Beloved|
|3.10||Yuften||Wannabe Yours||Gabrial||Wannabe Yours||Wannabe Yours||Wannabe Yours||Wannabe Yours||Wannabe Yours||Wannabe Yours|
|3.45||Scalzo (Nap)||Explosive Lady||Indescribable||Twilight Son||Scalzo||Twilight Son||Scalzo||Mukhmal||Scalzo|
|4.20||Cornish Path||Park Place||Correggio||First Sitting||Correggio||First Sitting||First Sitting (nb)||First Sitting||First Sitting|
|4.55||Miniaturist||Sandahl||Tasleet||Sandahl||Sandahl||Fast And Furious||Tasleet||Miniaturist||Miniaturist|
|5.30||Slingsby||Kenny The Captain||Cosmic Chatter||Dutch Breeze||Harwoods Volante (nap)||Kenny The Captain||Harwoods Volante||Slingsby||Slingsby|
It’s only flaming June, and the two-day meeting at York Racecourse looks set to be a scorcher whatever the weather.
Building on 45 years of popularity with racing fans and with over £6 million already raised for good causes, Macmillan Charity Day returns on Saturday (June 13).
And both days see top quality racing. So: who’s going to win… Over to YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin…
Several fascinating contests on Saturday (June 13), but the one that catches Turpin’s eye is the Charity Sprint Handicap (3.45).
Scalzo is going for a three-timer, and though he is likely to be favourite after his stunning recent run at Haydock, thrashing the field by seven lengths, many believe that the handicapper has pegged him back with a huge 18lb rise in the weights.
This scepticism should help keep his price at a beneficial level for Turpin’s cash.
My stable spies tell me with confidence that this is a group horse in the making, and would have been capable of carrying even a two-stone rise!
Twilight Son, Roosey and Magical Memory will all come into the reckoning too, but Scalzo represents true class – and, in the safe hands of Paul Hanagan, I fully expect to be collecting wads of cash at around 3.50pm.
Another strong pointer: Next week’s Royal Ascot meeting would seem to have been the natural next stop for this promising colt. But canny trainer Martyn Meade brings him to Knavesmire instead.
It’s a sign, surely – and Turpin, for one, will be heeding it!
Earlier, Withernsea is improving with every oputing and will be carrying this highwayman’s hopes in the 7-furlong JCB Handicap (2.35).
It’s a wide open race, with claims to be made for Free Code and So Beloved too. Not forgetting the doughty Alfred Hutchinson who can always spring a surprise.
Win: Ralphy Lad
Longshot: Only Orsenfoolsies
Win: Withernsea (n.b.)
Place: Alfred Hutchinson
Longshot: Heaven’s Guest
Longshot: Baltic Knight
Win: Comedy King
EW: Pressure Point
Longshot: Innocent Touch
Win: Cornish Path
Place: First Sitting
Longshot: Ingleby Erin
Win: Slingsby (nb)
EW: Best Trip
Longshot: El Viento
From June 12, 2015
Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the June 2015 meeting, Day 1
The tipsters’ table, York Races, Friday, June 12, 2015Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks
|Tipster/ race||Dick Turpin||Racing Post||Sun||Mirror||Telegraph||Times||The Guardian||Daily Mail||At The Races||GG.com|
|2.00||Secret Ambition||Secret Ambition||Secret Ambition||Geno||Scottish Command||Geno||Secret Ambition||Scottish Command||Secret Ambition||Secret Ambition|
|2.30||Final Countdown||Donny Rover||Monaleen||Maven||Monaleen||Mistiroc||Mistiroc||Silvery Moon||Cactus Valley||Maven|
|3.05||Smart Mover||Smart Mover||Cliodhna||Smart Mover||Pippin Street||Pippin Street||Pippin Street||Lady Wulfruna||Pippin Street||Pippin Street|
|3.40||Regal Dan (nap)||Rex Imperator||Rex Imperator||Kalk Bay||Green Howard||He’s No Saint||Kalk Bay||Mehdi||Rex Imperator||Lucky Lodge|
|4.10||Ridge Ranger (nb)||Willberne||Love Island||Gran Canaria Queen||Links Drive Lady||Ishiamber||Lulu Thed Zulu||Willbeme (nap)||Willbeme||Ridge Ranger|
|4.40||Trendsetter||Saved By The Bell||Saved By The Bell||Dr Irv||Trendsetter||Trendsetter (nap)||Saved By The Bell||Saved By The Bell||Chivers||Trendsetter|
|5.15||Interconnection||Interconnection||Interconnection||Interconnection||Interconnection||Interconnection||Gleese The Devil||Interconnection||Sellingallthetime||Sellingallthetime|
Turpin marks your card
Dick Turpin can’t promise he’ll select a horse to place in every race on Friday (June 12) at Knavesmire. But that’s exactly what he managed on the final day of the last meeting.
So, he’s been understandably busy since then, spending his winnings at various hostelries around the city. He dropped by the YorkMix office at the top of Shamble, just long enough to sing the praises of Regal Dan, going for glory for the O’Meara team in the big handicap (3.40).
Sam James is expected to prevail in the 7-furlong contest and is just preferred to the likely favourite Mehdi.
Turpin’s big money will be saved, though, for Jason Hart’s ride, Ridge Ranger, in the next race (4.10). It’s another high-quality sprint, this time on the straight 6-furlong track.
He confidently expects the four-year-old to triumph over his mainly older rivals, at the main expense of Willbeme and Gran Canaria Queen.
Win: Secret Ambition
Win: Final Countdown
Win: Smart Mover
Place: Pippin Street
Win: Regal Dan (Nap)
Longshot: Kalk Bay
Win: Ridge Ranger (n.b.)
Longshot: Links Drive Lady
Longshot: Gabrial The Terror
Longshot: Valantino Oyster
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