Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the June 2015 meeting, Day 2

Another fine line up for the June meeting. Photograph: York Racecourse
13 Jun 2015 @ 10.58 am
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The tipsters’ table, York Races, Saturday, June 13, 2015

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunMirrorTelegraphTimesThe GuardianDaily MailAt The RacesGG.com
2.00Ralphy LadRalphy LadOnly OrsenfoolsiesMarmion (nap)MarmionRalphy LadPearl CastleManhattan SwingRalphy Lad
2.35Withernsea (n.b.)Highland ColoriAlfred HutchinsonSo BelovedHeaven's GuestOne Word MoreSo Beloved (nap)Instant AttractionSo Beloved
3.10YuftenWannabe YoursGabrialWannabe YoursWannabe YoursWannabe YoursWannabe YoursWannabe YoursWannabe Yours
3.45Scalzo (Nap)Explosive LadyIndescribableTwilight SonScalzoTwilight SonScalzoMukhmalScalzo
4.20Cornish PathPark PlaceCorreggioFirst SittingCorreggioFirst SittingFirst Sitting (nb)First SittingFirst Sitting
4.55MiniaturistSandahlTasleetSandahlSandahlFast And FuriousTasleetMiniaturistMiniaturist
5.30SlingsbyKenny The CaptainCosmic ChatterDutch BreezeHarwoods Volante (nap)Kenny The CaptainHarwoods VolanteSlingsbySlingsby

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…

Turpin’s tips

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.

Dick’s picks


Win: Ralphy Lad
Place: Apterix
Longshot: Only Orsenfoolsies


Win: Withernsea (n.b.)
Place: Alfred Hutchinson
Longshot: Heaven’s Guest


Win: Yuften
EW: Gabrial
Longshot: Baltic Knight


Win: Comedy King
EW: Pressure Point
Longshot: Innocent Touch


Win: Cornish Path
Place: First Sitting
Longshot: Roayh


Win: Miniaturist
Place: Tasleet
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, 2015

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinRacing PostSunMirrorTelegraphTimesThe GuardianDaily MailAt The RacesGG.com
2.00Secret AmbitionSecret AmbitionSecret AmbitionGenoScottish CommandGenoSecret AmbitionScottish CommandSecret AmbitionSecret Ambition
2.30Final CountdownDonny RoverMonaleenMavenMonaleenMistirocMistirocSilvery MoonCactus ValleyMaven
3.05Smart MoverSmart MoverCliodhnaSmart MoverPippin StreetPippin StreetPippin StreetLady WulfrunaPippin StreetPippin Street
3.40Regal Dan (nap)Rex ImperatorRex ImperatorKalk BayGreen HowardHe’s No SaintKalk BayMehdiRex ImperatorLucky Lodge
4.10Ridge Ranger (nb)WillberneLove IslandGran Canaria QueenLinks Drive LadyIshiamberLulu Thed ZuluWillbeme (nap)WillbemeRidge Ranger
4.40TrendsetterSaved By The BellSaved By The BellDr IrvTrendsetterTrendsetter (nap)Saved By The BellSaved By The BellChiversTrendsetter
5.15InterconnectionInterconnectionInterconnectionInterconnectionInterconnectionInterconnectionGleese The DevilInterconnectionSellingallthetimeSellingallthetime

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.

Turpin’s tips


Win: Secret Ambition
Place: Geno
Longshot: Rosina


Win: Final Countdown
Place: Maven
Longshot: Monaleen


Win: Smart Mover
Place: Pippin Street
Longshot: Cliodhna


Win: Regal Dan (Nap)
Place: Mehdi
Longshot: Kalk Bay


Win: Ridge Ranger (n.b.)
Place: Willbeme
Longshot: Links Drive Lady


Win: Trendsetter
Place: Chivers
Longshot: Gabrial The Terror


Win: Interconnection
Place: Sellingallthetime
Longshot: Valantino Oyster