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

Summer Moon ridden by jockey PJ McDonald on the last day of the Dante meeting at York in May. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire
15 Jun 2019 @ 10.20 am
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York Races, Saturday, 15 June, 2019

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.ukTimeformOddschecker
1.50MakaweeMister ManduroMakaweeFrench MixMawakeeFrench MixMakaweeMakaweeMakaweeArctic FoxMakawee
2.25Love DreamsLord OberonLove DreamsAbove The RestAcesGreat ProspectorAljadyGet KnottedAljadyAljadyGet Knotted
3.00Mekong (nb)Mekong (nap)MekongMekongMekongGold MountMekongMekongMekongMekongMekong
3.35Dazzling Dan (nap)FirelightMoraawedMoraawedMoraawedCosmic LawRathbone (nap)Victory DayDazzling DanVictory DayVictory Day
4.05Oso RapidoSt IvesInternational LionHistoricSun CrystalHistoricBlack CaspianBlack CaspianHistoricBlack CaspianBlack Caspian
4.40MarkaziCockalorumFrankelioMasked IdentityPoet's DawnNajasheeMasked IdentityBe KoolMarkaziBe KoolBe Kool
5.15Seen The LyteSeen The LyteJohn KirkupGalloway HillsJohn KirkupZumurudSeen The LyteBuccaneers VaultBuccaneers VaultJohn KirkupBuccaneers Vault

It’s the second day of the June meeting and the weather forecast… isn’t that bad.

After the downpours the official going for today’s Macmillan Charity Raceday is good to soft, conditions which are tricky for tipsters. Talking of which, over to our very own Dick Turpin…

The Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint (3.35) attracts a very high class field of the country’s best three-year-old speed machines, Turpin writes.

The £62,250 prize looks to be at the mercy of three main contenders: Roger Varian’s Doncaster winner Moraawed, William Haggas’s Ripon winner Victory Day, and Pamela Sly’s Newmarket victor Dazzling Dan.

Preference is for the latter to gain revenge for Moraaweed’s neck victory. The gelding is still improving and looks capable of pulling this off with David Probert on board.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Mekong looks the one to beat in the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup Stakes (3.00).

The Frankel gelding has progressed nicely thus far: a good second over 14f at Ascot at the end of last season was followed by a first run second over two miles at Sandown in May; now back to 13furlongs, he looks a much better option, as long as the ground isn’t too heavy!

Turpin’s tips


Win: Makawee
EW: Billy No Mates
Longshot: Breath Caught


Win: Love Dreams
EW: Kaeso
Longshot: Lord Oberon


Win: Mekong (NB)
EW: Making Miracles
Longshot: Desert Skyline


Win: Dazzling Dan (Nap)
EW: Blown By Wind
Longshot: Secret Venture


Win: Oso Rapido
EW: Vardon Flyer
Longshot: Idoapologise


Win: Markazi
EW: Cockalorum
Longshot: Arcanada


Win: Seen The Lyte
EW: Buccaneer’s Vault
Longshot: Black Isle Boy

From June 14, 2019 @ 9.39 am

Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the June meeting, Day 1

The tipsters’ table

York Races, Friday, 14 June, 2019

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.ukTimeformOddschecker
1.50OlcanStone CircleOlcanOlcanOlcanOlcanHurstwoodOlcanHurstwoodHurstwoodOlcan
2.20Sputnik PlanumSputnik PlanumDelph CrescentArchie PerkinsArchie PerkinsGhalib (nb)Sputnik PlanumArchie PerkinsSputnik PlanumSputnik PlanumArchie Perkins
2.55Lili Wen Fach (NB)Sparkling BreezeLili Wen FachReturn To SendersCalippoChattanooga BoyChattanooga BoyChattanooga BoyChattanooga BoyChattanooga BoyChattanooga Boy
3.30Right ActionShawaamekhEsprit De CorpsLualiwaRight ActionRight ActionKupa RiverShawaamekhRight ActionRight ActionShawaamekh
4.05Happy PowerSir Dancealot (nap)Happy PowerRaakib AlhawaHappy Power (nap)Sir Dancealot (nap)Happy Power (nap)Sir DancealotWadilsafaRaakib AlhawaSir Dancealot
4.40Lady Dancealot (nap)Lady DancealotExcellent Times (nap)Society Queen (nap)Hells BabeSociety QueenQueen's GiftLady DancealotExcellent TimesLady DancealotLady Dancealot
5.15Royal CosmicKilowattAppointedBurn Some DustFramley GarthSpeed CompanyRoarRoarSpeed CompanySpeed CompanyRoar

It’s the biggest charity race meeting in Britain – just by turning up you help raise money for great causes.

But can we help you to pocket a little cash for yourself too? Over to the YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin…

“If the rain comes they run and hide their heads / They might as well be dead / If the rain comes, if the rain comes,” writes Turpin.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney weren’t writing about conditions on Knavesmire, but the sentiment looks very apt this week.

With rain-soaked ground already, and a forecast 80 per cent chance of more precipitation (albeit light rain), punters might as well be dead. So take great care if you find yourself tempted to splash your cash in the betting ring today.

The last time conditions were this poor, the bookies had a field day as the bottomless ground turned the form books upside down.

As last year, the big race, the Ganton Stakes (4.05), attracts just five runners competing for the £28,355 prize. The small field gives a realistic chance to all five, especially if the pace is anything less than a true gallop over the whole seven furlongs.

David Elsworth’s ever-popular Sir Dancealot is likely to make a bold showing. But preference is for Andrew Balding’s Happy Power who impressed recently at Newbury. As long as champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa ensures a true pace throughout, the three-year-old colt will take all the beating.

Sir Dancealot’s half-sister, Lady Dancealot (how do they think of these names?) is a much more interesting betting proposition than her sibling. She runs in the ten-runner British Ebf Premier Fillies Handicap (4.40).

Her recent third place at Windsor has been boosted by a subsequent win by the runner-up in that race. Likely favourite, Philipine Cobra is a clear danger, penalised for a recent win, but still lurking dangerously at the bottom of the weights.

Lili Wen Fach ground out a gutsy win at Chepstow last week over five furlongs in a finish that suggested she might fare even better over six furlongs. She is the selection in the 6f Skf Rous Selling Stakes (2.55), the most valuable selling race of the season.

As ever, on wet days at Knavesmire, take great care; the racing is always exciting, but it can be a graveyard for punters. With a lot of luck, a following wind and clearing skies, you might be able to sing, ‘Here comes the sun’ by the time you get to the last race (5.15), especially if the mud-loving Royal Cosmic obliges, as my friends near Richard Fahey’s Malton yard have hinted.

Turpin’s tips


Win: Olcan
EW: Hurstwood
Longshot: She Can Dance


Win: Sputnik Planum
EW: Ghalib
Longshot: MikMak


Win: Lili Wen Fach (NB)
EW: Calippo
Longshot: Afterallthat


Win: Right Action
EW: Shawaamekh
Longshot: Dream Walker


Win: Happy Power
Longshot: Raakib Alhawa


Win: Lady Dancealot (nap)
EW: Philipine Cobra
Longshot: Conga


Win: Royal Cosmic
EW: Roar
Longshot: Kilowatt